Pole lathe for not so green woodworking

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Re: Pole lathe for not so green woodworking

Postby llwynog » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:31 pm

Unfortunately, I am not allowed to drill holes in the concrete...
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Re: Pole lathe for not so green woodworking

Postby jrccaim » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:51 am

llwynog wrote:Thank you Jrccaim,
If your blog has any other information on pole lathes, then I would be interested in reading it. I could not find any address for a blog on your user details though.

Fabrice


Blog is at http://www.chalupyacres.blogspot.com. There are things on pole lathe all right. You are quite right, no mention of a blog on user info. That's because i didn't have such a thing when I got started. Moral: update.
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Re: Pole lathe for not so green woodworking

Postby llwynog » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:30 am

Thanks for the link, I have already read all the articles with the "pole lathe" tag and I will be coming back for more.
Nice read.
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Re: Pole lathe for not so green woodworking

Postby jrccaim » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:41 am

llwynog wrote:Thanks for the link, I have already read all the articles with the "pole lathe" tag and I will be coming back for more.
Nice read.


Thank you. I went to the user profile and although it has spaces for any number of things on the web, such as AOL number, it has nothing labeled "blog." Administrators please take note. I put the blog address in as my home page; this is strictly speaking inaccurate. A blog is not the same animal as a home page. I have no homepage (yet). I do have a blog. I suppose that when bodgers.org.uk was created, blogs were rare or non-existent.
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Re: Pole lathe for not so green woodworking

Postby llwynog » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:36 pm

Hello everyone,
It has been a long time since I considered making a pole lathe and I finally built my first prototype.
As I do not have a lot of real estate in my balcony/workshop, I decided to give a try to Jennie Alexander's idea of using the end-vice of a workbench as the bed for a pole lathe.

You can see pictures of the resulting lathe on http://lumberjocks.com/projects/63606

It took me 1 evening to make and I am all in all very satisfied with the outcome so far.

Thank you everyone for your help.

Fabrice
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Re: Pole lathe for not so green woodworking

Postby jrccaim » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:36 am

Nice job! See also the thread in this same theater, under "Pole lathe ad-on [sic] for a carpenter's workbench."
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Re: Pole lathe for not so green woodworking

Postby anobium » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:28 pm

Hi, I am in Deux Sevres France and do a fair amount of pole-lathe turning. Where are you situated? Are you going to the Bodgers Ball? Send me a private message if you want to get in touch.
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Re: Pole lathe for not so green woodworking

Postby llwynog » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:48 am

Hello,
I am located near Lyon.
I am just a beginner here. I built this simple lathe just to give it a try but then I tried to turn both seasoned and green wood and I must say that I am quite amazed at what I can do with such a simple contraption.

Still a lot to learn but I am really enjoying this.
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