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Old 4 Days Ago   #301
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Well Worth, I can't truly say enjoying - because I don't have that equipment or the know how to use it. But I do find it very interesting and thank you for taking the time to show and explain the process.

P. S. My husband is very glad I am not younger - he knows I'd be right into wood turning!
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Well Worth, I can't truly say enjoying - because I don't have that equipment or the know how to use it. But I do find it very interesting and thank you for taking the time to show and explain the process.

P. S. My husband is very glad I am not younger - he knows I'd be right into wood turning!
Thought long and hard since you posted this and have now decided to reply.
There is no age limit to when you want to start a hobby in my opinion.
If you can afford it do it, just dont cheap out on a wood lathe.

I was blessed growing up with a vast library that I read and studied books of all kinds.
Never ran a lathe for years and knew what to do before I ever put hands on one just from reading over and over again as a kid.
Never had a shop teacher or anyone stand next to me ever.
Built one of sorts when I was around 14.
It made rubber hose washers out of old truck inner tubes.
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Ah, perhaps 'younger' was not quite the correct word to use... Arthritis-caused mobility issues have increased with age, and THAT is the problem (and I am considerably older than you). Certainly not a problem with my mindset; I already do far too many things that were considered 'not possible' for me!
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Ah, perhaps 'younger' was not quite the correct word to use... Arthritis-caused mobility issues have increased with age, and THAT is the problem (and I am considerably older than you). Certainly not a problem with my mindset; I already do far too many things that were considered 'not possible' for me!
That is a problem an it can happen at any age.

On a side note I did it again and it ticks me off to no end that I do sometimes.
I used my depth micrometers and I read them backwards.
Not a big deal but it put me off by about 0.020 from the 0.300 I was aiming for.
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Got more than enough to use so I have extra.
The piece of garbage up front is what I modified from Home Depot.
The new ones took their place.

I didn't take a pictuer but when I worked my way to the end of the stock I had just enough left to make two more.
I turned the round part but to a larger diameter.
Took it out swapped to the three jaw and turned the other end round to right size and so on.
Then cut in half and finished both parts.
The one that was bigger I threaded it and then tuned to right size using a bolt in the lathe with it snugged up against the chuck jaws.
I didn't have any scrap left over at all.
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You can see the bolt holding in in place in the center.
This is an after thought mock up of what I did.


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Spent the rest of the time turning large old concrete anchor bolts into bar stock for future use.
Pretty bad steel but it can be used.
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Worth, looks like you are having fun and probably have another project in mind for the rotatory table and mounted chuck.
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Worth, looks like you are having fun and probably have another project in mind for the rotatory table and mounted chuck.
I do in the near future.
Just a few more odds and ends to take care of first.

Today I mounted the huge face plate up on the lathe and worked on it.
The specs said no more than 900 RPM.
You think!!!
When I put it on some time ago it caused the lathe to wobble big time at 600 RPM.
So today I put it back on and trued it up the face and the outside edge.
Outside edge first.
Been putting it off because I was scared to do it.
There never was a register mark on it to match it to the lathe.
Once I faced it off and trued up the outside edge it runs like a champ at even 1000 RPM.
Not going to run that fast but it is good to know it is more balanced now.
Plus I put a register mark on it so it will go back in the same place every time.
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Plus it had dents and dings in it I didn't cause.
Here is the finished faceplate.
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Just ordered a new follower rest for my lathe.
Needless to say I wont be putting a trashcan at the end of my lathe anymore.
Been missing for months.
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