|Project by Crushgroovin||posted 03-31-2011 07:39 PM||1342 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
After almost a week without a Lathe I couldn’t take it anymore! Luckily there was a passable Craftsman Variable Speed Lathe with Stand listed on CL for $175. Picked it up yesterday and completed my best bowl yet last night. It is spalted, quilted Western Big Leaf Maple. I had some issue sanding it but overall I like the shape and depth.
The Craftsman will do until I can find a good deal on a nice Jet or Powermatic. It has some quirks to it for sure. The spindle rattles a bit which gave me some issues keeping it spinning true and caused a chunk to come out while sanding. But still MUCH better than a Shopsmith or Harbor Freight.
-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!