Reply by Mainiac Matt

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Adapting metal working lathe for wood turning

View Mainiac Matt 's profile

Mainiac Matt

9999 posts in 3616 days

#1 posted 08-02-2017 07:09 PM

A metal working lathe is a precision machine and should be treated with respect.
- MrRon

I don’t disagree with your viewpoint, but I have limited space and funds and wanted a metal lathe more than a wood lathe, and made sure that I chose a model that went up to 2,000 RPM….

that said, putting a bib around the saddle will go a long ways to keeping it clean and if I fall in love with wood turning, I’m sure I’ll go in that direction.

I doubt I’ll ever use any of my tools enough to wear them out… (accept for my SCMS… which is 22 years old and has built a house, a barn, a shed and dozens of shop projects…. but it keeps on kicking)

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics