Customizing my lathe

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Project by Jeff Wantz posted 06-19-2013 03:35 AM 1414 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I turned a couple handles for my lathe the other night.

-- Jeff, Bel Air, Maryland

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#1 posted 06-19-2013 05:33 AM

Good thinking well done.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 06-19-2013 12:37 PM

Necessity is the mother of invention! Nice handle and hand wheel!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-19-2013 03:10 PM

Nothing like making it yourself. I notice the tool rest is exactly the same as mine.
Did you break the cast iron original too?

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Jeff Wantz

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#4 posted 06-19-2013 03:30 PM

I still use the cast tool rest at times. I wanted something a bit longer so I went to HomeDepot and bought some round stock and welded a new tool rest up. My son-in-law milled me a 2” riser for the head stock. He is working on a riser for the tail stock also. I’ll post pictures when I install the risers.

-- Jeff, Bel Air, Maryland

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Rick M.

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#5 posted 06-20-2013 08:42 AM

Nicely done. I want to turn a handwheel for mine but I’ll add a crank handle to make it easier.


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