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Posted on Building a Lathe, need some ideas.

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#1 posted 06-01-2017 04:41 PM

While waiting on odds and ends to arrive i went ahead and made my Banjo today. Base is 2 pieces of 2”X1” solid stock. Post is solid 2” with a 3.5” deep 1” diameter hole for the tool rest. I welded the 2 pieces of bar stock together and then machined them dead flat on both sides. Its beefy to say the least, however its well polished and glides easily across the bed of my mill. I wasn’t sure how tall to make to make it compared to spindle height, so i guessed and made it 3” below center. I will probably will end up making my own rests anyways so no biggie if the store bought ones wont work out… Off to a good start i think.

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