!st Bowl . . Additional Info

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Project by aloysius posted 09-25-2014 06:04 PM 1089 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I failed to show the 1887 lathe which produced the !st Bowl . . . my bad. Thanks for asking. Here is the bowl as it was hollowed out and waiting to have the bottom turned.

This is the lathe after rebuilding. I had a rolling steel stand made for it (she who must be obeyed” still wants to park in “our” garage!) and then had to add a fold down stand-on platform so that I wasn’t working near my chin!! I also added the 1920’s motor and a motor mount platform. The box below was made as storage for all the miscellaneous pieces, chucks, gouges, etc.

A fun rebuild project and a great “old iron” addition to my workshop! It will look good if it just sits in a corner of the new workshop

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#1 posted 09-25-2014 08:01 PM

Lovely piece of history, it’s great to see back in use well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 09-25-2014 08:50 PM

Think of how many different people may have taken a spin on that lathe at one point or another throughout the years.
Pretty cool.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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