Very nice work!! I am lurking around the woodturning area hoping that I can learn a bit about using a lathe. I picked up a Delta Lathe as part of a CL sale a couple of weeks ago. I also got a 8 piece set of turning knives, a Rockwell bandsaw and a Delta 12.5" planer in the deal. I have restored the band saw and cleaned up the planer and mounted it to a table, now I'm ready to start on the lathe. I'm not even sure of the correct terminology, but the center pin on the #2 Morse taper for the tailstock was broken. (Did I say that right?) I ordered a replacement from Delta and have it. Hopefully, I can get the lathe cleaned up and start to use it. I'm going to the library to find some books on woodturning. At this point I need to figure out what kind of tapers and chucks I need to use for various turning jobs. Also, I want to be sure I'm doing it safely. That piece of spinning wood looks like it could do me some damage if not handled properly.
Sorry for hi-jacking the post, but hopefully I'll be able to turn something useful before long.
Last edited by tl_foster; 02-05-2009 at 11:55 PM.