portable lathe workshop

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Project by bubbared posted 08-10-2012 12:54 AM 2572 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have to confess this is not one of mine a good friend of mine who took up wood turning about eight months ago after I gave him some ornaments that I had made on the lathe and he had a full size Grizzly lathe but got into making pens pretty heavy so he sold the Grizzly and bought the Delta well he needed a place to put it so he constructed this work center as I call it and I told him I was going to post it so he can see the comments because I feel its a beautiful bench its sided with cypress from our local mill and you should see some of the pens he makes for only 8 months his work looks like he’s been at it for 20 years.

Thanks for looking and please let him know what you think.

Thanks LJ’s

-- Joe, Florida

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#1 posted 08-10-2012 01:07 AM

Is that a whole box of super glue up there? Nice lathe station.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 08-10-2012 01:16 AM

Almost as large as my shop, great work station and you sure will not have to search for a tool

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 08-10-2012 02:05 AM

“portable” ??
Nice project your friend made : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 08-10-2012 04:03 AM

neat little lathe and station

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#5 posted 08-10-2012 05:02 AM

Totaly neat – a place for everything and everything in its place!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#6 posted 08-10-2012 07:55 AM

That’s one very long sentence and a very nice lathe station.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#7 posted 08-10-2012 12:29 PM

DouginVA said: ”That’s one very long sentence and a very nice lathe station.”

Hahaha, you said it!!! I was thinking it (both parts), but you said it!

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#8 posted 08-10-2012 02:32 PM

Everyone knows that you can’t do woodworking in a space that is that neat and organized. You need tools, hardware, sawdust, and random boards scattered all around the shop to be a quality woodworker.

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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#9 posted 08-10-2012 03:22 PM

No shop is complete without a fly swatter at the ready. lol

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#10 posted 08-10-2012 04:53 PM

Great work station only its to clean!!! LOL how are the tools hanging magnets? Great job on this though. Tell him to join!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 08-10-2012 04:54 PM

a very nice lathe and inspiring…

-- Keep Smile...make every day a holiday...

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#12 posted 08-11-2012 12:18 AM

My buddy says thanks for the comments and yes douginaVA I might need some practice with my run on sentences. Thanks again and Ken90712 there hanging by eye hooks thanks again guys and Green_Hornut how about sharing some picks of your shop so we can see what a quality wood worker works in.

-- Joe, Florida

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