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Blog series by Don W updated 03-16-2014 03:20 PM 2 parts 5279 reads 59 comments total

Part 1: First Lathe attempt

07-09-2011 12:26 AM by Don W | 9 comments »

So I finally picked up a lathe. A used older craftsman 80. It was missing the pulley, which needs a multiple size pulley which I haven’t found locally yet, so I just put 2 different size pulleys for a 2 speed lathe. What I don’t understand is why I didn’t pick up a lathe a long time ago. Its a pretty cool tool. Here is my first turning. A wenge knob for a Stanley #6 Now I need to make the tote to match. So I moved on to one of the chisel handles I needed....

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Part 2: Need some help from the Lathe guru's.

03-16-2014 03:20 PM by Don W | 50 comments »

I recently restored a Walker Turner lathe. So the next thing is to get beyond the basic turnings. So I need some advice, help and guidance if you would be so kind. First, I need to figure out what the threads are. I know its 1” x something. It’s less than an inch long, so if I measure 1/2” I get 7 threads, so I’ll assume its 14. --If that’s not right, somebody let me know. Searches show there is nothing with anything close to that thread size and...

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