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post #1 of 4 Old 08-23-2011, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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My first lathe

While building a small book style jewelery case for my granddaughter, I needed some pegs to hold necklaces and bracelets. None were avialble in town, (common problem in Alaska) so I determined that I had to make them myself. I have no lathe, so I devised the one shown below. Used a regular (cheap) chisel as a tool. Worked out very well. I enjoyed the work so much that now I want my first real lathe. Maybe this Christmas!
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That's almost exactly how I got started turning. I use my hand drill and made a tool rest out of wood clamped to the workbench.
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Nice work, that is inspiring! I may have to try that. You may lack a local source for pegs but you are certainly not lacking for a workbench. Looks like a very nice one!
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Good start....Dewalt lathe and Marples turning tools? I bet that lathe even has variable speed and reverse.
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