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Craftsman/King Seeley 9x30 Lathe #6: Finally made a home + important trivia facts

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Blog entry by Rick M posted 09-21-2014 06:50 AM 2698 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Been putting this off for bookoo long time.
Gotta rip out this workbench to make a home for my lathe.

Fun trivia: That paper tacked to the wall under the hammer is a plan I drew for a set of end tables I made in 1999, it’s been there since.

Demo!

Trivia: the plastic bag hanging askew left of the auger bits has been there about 16 years. It’s a clear mounting plate for a router table. I built a router table without using it.

Hammerthumb, if you are watching, look next to the aforementioned piece of paper. That giant hunk of brass and rosewood is the marking gauge you sent me from the Swap.

The window has no glass but is covered with 10 mil clear laminate. It was meant to be temporary but worked so well I left it. It has been there almost 17 years. The wire was already there when I moved in.

The shop was built by two 14 year old boys, back in the 70’s, from lumber and materials scavenged during the building of the neighborhood. What they lacked in carpentry skills they made up for in ring shank nails. They used one about every 4 inches. To their credit, the building still stands and the roof doesn’t leak.

The towel holder was my first ‘shop project’. The sides were shaped using a template originally for a Halloween napkin holder.

I replaced the concrete block I was using for ballast with a big wood box I scavenged somewhere which happens to fit perfectly. I’ll turn it on it’s side and make drawers to hold all my lathe crap.

Next I need to rip out the other workbench but first I have to find a home for all the crap on, under, and around it. And no, that stuff isn’t there all the time but I needed somewhere to put the crap that was on, under and around the bench I ripped out! ;)

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/



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Roger

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 10:28 AM

Oh yes!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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SPalm

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 11:20 AM

Been there.
It feels so good when you got it done.

Looking real good.
Steve

Trivia: I bought one of those Craftsman lathes (used) with money I made from my paper route in 1967. I still had it until 3 years ago.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Hammerthumb

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 12:15 PM

Thanks for the tour, Rick.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 12:31 PM

Go for it Rick. Did a whole wall change about 1 1/2 years ago. It gives you a good feeling. Good idea to have the lathe against the wall to help block flying chips. (suggestion) Paint the wall white whenever you have a blank wall, it brightens up the room, and who knows when you will have the chance again.

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

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kiefer

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#5 posted 09-21-2014 05:23 PM

Good start on the reno keep going ,this sure makes it look much more inviting and as DD said paint the walls white for better lighting .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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shipwright

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#6 posted 09-22-2014 12:14 AM

Looking good.
If you want to keep working in your shop! you occasionally have to work on your shop
.... and like Steve I’ve been there and yes it does feel good when it’s all done.

I also got a kick out of your French ….... but you need to work on the spelling. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#7 posted 09-22-2014 12:32 AM

Great work

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Rick M

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#8 posted 09-22-2014 02:21 AM


Go for it Rick. Did a whole wall change about 1 1/2 years ago. It gives you a good feeling. Good idea to have the lathe against the wall to help block flying chips. (suggestion) Paint the wall white whenever you have a blank wall, it brightens up the room, and who knows when you will have the chance again.

- doubleDD

White is a good idea, especially while it’s in the open. I need to do the ceiling also, it’s bare wood and reflects little light.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Tugboater78

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#9 posted 09-26-2014 02:03 AM

Been doing similar process at my place, except I tore out what I built and in process of remaking, just posted a new blog a bit ago about it. I need to get some white paint myself, while I have things exposed. Been telling myself that for 2 weeks, but every time I go to the Borg to get supplies for my house rewiring I always walk out without the paint.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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