Thursday, 3 June 2010

Dual purpose lathe

I've just finished making a new tool rest for my bowl lathe which I made almost exactly a year ago.
It clamps to the bed with a threaded wooden rod and a big wooden washer.  It was a chance to use the ¾" tap & die I bought a while ago - I've never found that many sensible applications for it.

Now I can use it for spindle turning...
as well as for bowls...
It also means that I can leave it in the van and not have to keep schlepping my other lathe in and out of the garden workshop.

1 comment:

Richard Law said...

Blime! Elderflowers blossoming already - still on the look out for them here up North! Going to make some cordial when they do finally appear.