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    Wood Lathe shop build Finished.

    Wood Lathe shop build Finished. Made from steel,wood,plastic.12" high 33" between centers

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    Blue light is a power 120 v light .
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    Captain,
    Nice construction on your home made wood lathe. I have been following along on your builds and great to see the finished lathe. Is the blue cap on the spindle block a pilot light to let you know when the power is connected?
    Paul

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    thanks Paul, yes it is a blue light special......:O)
    I like power lights on my machines they are like running lights.
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    Thanks Captainleeward! We've added your Wood Lathe to our Wood Lathes category, as well as to your builder page: Captainleeward's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Great looking lathe, looks like a great deal of thought went into this. What size bowl can you turn on this? ANOTHER project on my bucket list. NOW I want to make one
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    Wow that's a good looking build!! I'd like to try a lathe build some time.
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    Thanks Aaron lots of free plans on you tube,,,,:O)

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    Thanks diver 511 I like to make chess pieces,wood mallets,walking canes.. ect. 12x32 make a nice drum....
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    Working on a similar project with a little different spin, what kind of paint did you use?

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    Hello Excelion, Just some brown hammered Rustolem spray paint from home depot. by the way I up graded this lathe to a dc tread mill motor and controller so I could change speed on the fly. thanks for looking...Cap.

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