|Project by luv2learn||posted 01-24-2013 11:54 PM||2826 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
A couple of years ago I had an opportunity to buy several vintage wood working tools for next to nothing, among those was a 1947 Craftsman Lathe (Model # 103.21600). I refurbished it but then got busy with other projects. Part of my New Years To Do’swas to build a stand for this old lathe and put it to work.
The question was, what material should I use to build the stand? Well, some of my ideas are better than others but this wasn’t one of my better ones. I had several old rough cut 2×6s salvaged from an old barn. They had been laying outside for several years and were cracked and starting to rot. My first thought was to throw them on the burn pile and then I started to wonder if I could salvage any of those old 2×6s. I reasoned that since the lathe was old I should give it a stand built from old wood. What you see in photo #1 is typical of the boards I salvaged.
After i got all the stand built I stained it Minwax English Chestnut and then gave it two coats of Minwax High Gloss Poylurethane. Now the trilogy is complete, I have an old lathe mounted on a stand built from old wood to be used by an old woodworker :).
As you can see, I modified the lathe swing. I will explain why in my next project post.
Thanks for looking!!
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green