Lathe stand and first turning's

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Project by hahawood posted 01-22-2013 04:03 AM 1665 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired to attempt turning after viewing all the amazing pieces of art I’ve seen here on LJs. I found a very affordable lathe on Craigs List that was well used and in need of a stand. I brought it home, took it apart, cleaned it up, built the stand and put it back to work. I must say, I think about making everything cylindrical all day…am I losing it?
The stand is a combination of 3/4” Birch and Poplar plywood I had laying around. The box along the bottom is filled with sand to help stabilize and it helped. I didn’t put a finish on the stand out of pure eagerness to try it out, considering leaving it that way. The wine glass and other piece of 2×4 are also unfinished but I don’t care if you don’t. Last is the Hububalli loose ring candlestick finished with beeswax.

-- "If you're innocent you can do anything" ...Hunter S. Thompson!

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 04:10 AM

Someone is having too much fun. ;-) Great jobs on everything. I especially like how you’ve resurrected what appears to be a fine old tool.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 04:41 AM

It has it’s complaints and ailments but not ready to lay down just yet! Appreciate the kind words.

-- "If you're innocent you can do anything" ...Hunter S. Thompson!

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#3 posted 01-22-2013 04:53 AM

They all look great.

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#4 posted 01-22-2013 05:05 AM

Complete story.Looks fine.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-22-2013 05:12 AM

Now that is cool Nice work on all of it.

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

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#6 posted 01-22-2013 01:45 PM

Looking at your stand it is easy to see that you have a good eye for design and I’m sure that will be reflected in your turning too. Good work on the stand, and your turnings.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-22-2013 10:45 PM

Very nice job! I know what you mean about thinking about what you can make with your lathe setup. I go to sleep each night thinking about and planning all the things I want to make in my little shop. Primarily it seems I think about making tools and jigs to make other things!

Welcome aboard – you will find this is a very friendly place – and helpful to your craft too, especially with ideas. Caution: It is addictive!


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#8 posted 01-23-2013 01:17 AM

Thanks to everyone. What an awesome bunch!

-- "If you're innocent you can do anything" ...Hunter S. Thompson!

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#9 posted 01-23-2013 02:03 AM

Very nice ! I have found in my shop I spend as much time in making stands, carts, supports for my tools as I do making projects. Your stand is very nice. Keep up the good work.

-- Dennis Reynolds

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