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HalDougherty

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856 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: turning lathe bowl humor

No, this isn’t me, I found this video on You-Tube and had to share it with everybody on Lumberjocks. I’m sure this was only done for fun, and don’t try this at home, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work if you made some slightly better big lathe tools.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4qB6n1cm04

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com


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Jimthecarver

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#1 posted 856 days ago

Hilarious ….. maybe a class in tool angle would help him.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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RogerC

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#2 posted 856 days ago

lol I just saw this the other day. pretty classic stuff

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JimDaddyO

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#3 posted 856 days ago

I saw this a while back myself and, having owned one, thought…that is a better use for a chrysler mini van than being seen on the road in it….ha ha

-- I still have all my fingers

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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 856 days ago

ha ha ha…thats funny. Thats kind of a Red Green thing isnt it? I think he’s from Canada too…what is it with you guys up there… :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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dhazelton

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#5 posted 856 days ago

About 20 some years ago there was an article on Old House Journal where a carpenter had to turn some large column bases and he used his van back axle. He fabricated a large stationary tool rest, don’t remember how, think it was driven into the ground. I think he bought a junk steel wheel and drilled some extra holes in it to use as a baseplate. It worked out well for him.

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 856 days ago

Show this to Sam… He’ll make it work… it will hummm right along! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Straightbowed

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#7 posted 856 days ago

2 wild and crazy guys but it works I think the tools could be little maybe sharp LOL

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 856 days ago

I like the tool rest ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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ChuckV

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#9 posted 856 days ago

You might want to verify that the vehicle is not all-wheel drive before giving this a try.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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SASmith

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#10 posted 856 days ago

Here is a bigger bowl turned on a tractor.

Here
is the link to the article.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 856 days ago

That is a serious bowl! Thx for posting.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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derosa

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#12 posted 856 days ago

That last pic just looks like a serious accident waiting to happen. Only major issue I can see, provided it is all bolted tight, is that the wheel bearings might not be adjusted tight enough leading to bad runout. Although it can handle the load and probably idles around 700rpm. Better would be to mount the engine to an external frame and bolt to a modified flexplate. As long as there is a radiator hooked up and a fan it would run all day if you provided the fuel.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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Xtreme90

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#13 posted 856 days ago

That is a monster! And that video is hilarious! Just curious if that guy was wondering why the face he was turning never trued up. Lol!

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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