Bungee lathe

swotty

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I've always fancied a pole lathe or similar so bit the bullet today when nipping into the workshop as I am once a week to check it over during this lockdown period and knocked this out.

Still needs some adjustments but the principal is there....need to sharpen my turning chisels too!!


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Tiley

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Curses! Just when I thought I was nearing the end of my 'to do' list, you go and produce that! It is one of the things I have been meaning to try and make for a while, having loved the pole lathe turning process on a friend's set-up. Looks as though a trip to the builder's merchant is on the cards...

Great set-up, by the way. What size and how much bungee did you buy to make that?
 
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swotty

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Apr 25, 2009
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Curses! Just when I thought I was nearing the end of my 'to do' list, you go and produce that! It is one of the things I have been meaning to try and make for a while, having loved the pole lathe turning process on a friend's set-up. Looks as though a trip to the builder's merchant is on the cards...

Great set-up, by the way. What size and how much bungee did you buy to make that?
Haha, yes, I can always find another project too! I'm going to get it set up a bit better this weekend and try and work some greenish cherry I've got :)

I'll measure the length and thickness of the bungee and let you know....it was just a roll I had at work so don't know off the top of my head.

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swotty

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Really nice looking and looks like it doesn't take up too much space. Any rough plans?
Unfortunately only in my head! Basically 4' wide, 7' high and a 2' foot. The horizontals are made from 4"x1.5" other main bits are 3x2. I can take more measurements tomorrow if you want?

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