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    Sorry photos didn’t load. Here they are I hope.

    Joe B.

    Greg Merritt

    Love that lathe Joe. Looks really good. I bet it is a joy to use.


    Thanks Greg,

    It’s a nice small hobbyist’s lathe. One of those projects that sat for too many years before I could get to it. I found it unusual to set the drive wheel and head stock to the right hand side. When I tried to set it up to the left side the wheel would be in between the paddle and my push leg.

    Sort of the reverse of a normal lathe set up but it is very easy to use and I quickly got used to it. I made the frame to a height that allows me to sit on a stool when working.



    That’s really nice, this is a project I’d really like to do. What did you use for the flywheel and other metal parts. Am I right those are pipe fittings?

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