Turning to the lathe... pun intended
I have been watching all the great turning projects members have submitted with interest. The "Turning for the Troops" pen project got my wife interested in turning and I am pleased to announce that our joint Christmas present is a Delta midi lathe. I have an old Wholesale Tool wood lathe from 1969 that I had acquired in a trade and had been collecting dust on a table. This lathe has a very unusual shaft with a 3/4"-10 thread and very long centering point for the drive. Thanks to my friends at Stirnemann Tool in Clawson, MI I now have a custom adaptor allowing me to use #2 MT spindles with this beastie. I have been quietly accumulating pen kits, ornament kits and other items for a few weeks. Today is the day I finally start turning. I will post photo's of the machines and results asap.
"Living in the D" (this means Detroit!)
"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"
Last edited by Mike; 12-22-2007 at 12:31 PM.