|Project by BloodAndSalt||posted 11-26-2013 02:56 PM||3060 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
I started making a chess set and needed a lathe to turn the chess pieces. I used Roy Underhill’s design from Working With Wedge and Edge. It used tusk tenon for quick assembly/disassembly. The big difference is that I used 1” stock because thats what I could find here (Naples, Italy), but the lathes seems to work just fine. I couldn’t find any bolts big enough for center so I used threaded rod and then soldered on a nut to make a bolt. I’d never done that before but I must have done a good enough job as the nuts didn’t separate from the rod when screwing them through. The pin holding the rocker arm is an old craftman screwdriver, it makes a convenient handle for breaking down the lathe.