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post #1 of 8 Old 01-11-2013, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Easy, inexpensive home made lathe

Had this wild idea to make a home made lathe, and I followed up on it. Thought some forum members here might get a kick out of it!

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yes, that's pretty radical
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You need more to do with your free time.......

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18hp huh. Kind of like being shot out of a cannon when the tool grabs.
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At least he didn't try to mow and turn at the same time!
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And here is the nearly completed banjo pot!
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Honestly, I don't think that's any more dangerous than any other lathe. It's being run at low speed. The only real issue I see is that you don't seem to be using a/the tool rest., You're using your fingers as a buffer/rest between the tool and the cinder block. That's what's going to hurt you. If the tool catches and grabs it's going to crush the hell out of your finger.

A face shield wouldn't be a bad idea either.
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Honestly, I don't think that's any more dangerous than any other lathe. It's being run at low speed. The only real issue I see is that you don't seem to be using a/the tool rest., You're using your fingers as a buffer/rest between the tool and the cinder block. That's what's going to hurt you. If the tool catches and grabs it's going to crush the hell out of your finger.

A face shield wouldn't be a bad idea either.
Awwwwwe a face shield rakes all the fun out of it.

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