Free lathecomments (5) November 17th, 2011 in Shop Tours
- Location: Canton, Georgia, United States
- Size: sq. ft.
- Type: Basement
- Focus: Furniture
While on visiting a friends house on vaction we were standing in his shop looking at his new Nova lathe he said that he must give his old lathe to someone who would use it. I said he could give it to me and so soon enough it was loaded onto and into my CRV and shipped home.
It is a 1970's odd Rockwell 46-111 with a nice solid bed and a nice stand. My dad helped with buying me some Robert Sorby tools and I bought the Nova chuck that is on special at Woodcraft. So now I am all set bar getting my dust collection to it and gettting a grinder to sharpen the tools.
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Threaded inserts keep grinder locked-down, but easily movable.
My work table often pulls double- and triple-duty for tons of shop tasks. Most often it's sharpening, but I also use it for drilling, holding bench hooks and shooting boards and occassionally as a chop-saw station. Hopefully soon, it will also hold a midi-lathe. Since I plan on rearranging the top pretty regularly, I wanted a way to... read full tip