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It’s just a very low cost project. With the motor from an old washing machine and some metal parts from the junkyard I made a very good working lathe. Perhaps an idea for someone ?
-- irtamos, Belgium
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#1 posted 05-19-2013 06:29 PM
Very creative well done.
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#2 posted 05-19-2013 06:39 PM
looks great. Watch out for the rinse cycle, though.
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#3 posted 05-19-2013 07:20 PM
Constant spin cycle ….that’s thinking out of the box , for sure : ) Good for you !
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#4 posted 05-19-2013 07:42 PM
The rinse cycle is just a part from my next project – a very usefull tool, soon in lumberjocks.
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#5 posted 05-19-2013 08:42 PM
Don’t have to worry about what speed you in :)Well done from scrapsPete
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
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#6 posted 05-20-2013 12:28 AM
Great build! Taking what might have been garbage and making a functioning lathe! Well done!
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#7 posted 05-20-2013 12:51 AM
What happens when it goes to agitate? Just kiddin’. Nice job to be able to turn on a budget.
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#8 posted 05-20-2013 03:10 AM
Excellent piece of equipment. Love recycled items
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#9 posted 05-20-2013 06:15 AM
Awesome tool you made there. AGHGHGH I saw an old washing machine the other day, I should have picked it up now you showed us this.
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#10 posted 05-20-2013 07:34 AM
Very infinite outside the box thinking. Nice project and creativity.
-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.
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#11 posted 05-20-2013 05:31 PM
Sweet i maytag this one. What did you use make up the tail stock?
-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.
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#12 posted 05-20-2013 10:29 PM
+1 for woodcox
Cool project irtamos
-- sswilcox, Oregon
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#13 posted 05-22-2013 01:34 AM
wow, real imagination here.
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