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Project by Bill Akins posted 420 days ago 1501 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While working on The Wood Whilperer Guild tilt top table project I realized that my lathe bed was a couple inches short. I generally do not do long spindle work so I didn’t want to fork out $250 for the extension and leg. I used some oak scraps, bought 50 cents worth of nuts, bolts and washers, and made a temporary one. I filmed a video of it here. Lathe bed video. The jig didn’t take much time at all and I was able to turn my cherry column with no problem.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.





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ChrisK

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#1 posted 419 days ago

Bill,

Keep up the good work!

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 419 days ago

I did something very similar when I made my maloof rocker. Thanks for posting up.

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#3 posted 419 days ago

Good idea for a temporary fix. Good work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#4 posted 419 days ago

That is a great idea. I am saving this to my favorites incase I need to do the same. Thanks.

-- Julian

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#5 posted 419 days ago

Cheap and simple- as it should be.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 419 days ago

Good one, Bill.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#7 posted 419 days ago

Great solution for a one off.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mtenterprises

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#8 posted 418 days ago

You know I had to do the same thing with my metal lathe some time back for some long project that I did. Strange that I remember building the extension but for the life of me I cannot remember the project.
MIKE

-- See pictures on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/44216106@N07/ And visit my Facebook page - facebook.com/MTEnterprises

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