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Spring pole lathe

Discussion in 'Creative, Hobby and Skills Forum' started by InTheWind, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. InTheWind

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    I built this wood lathe years ago but it was run with an electric motor.
    I converted it to a spring pole lathe of sorts, there were many different designs.

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  2. CoreIssue

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    Have to ask. Why not still electric?
     
  3. InTheWind

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    If ya look close ya can see a electric motor lower left side, but what if they shut the power off. I like to collect or make as many man powered things as i can, though i hope to not be here if things get that rough.
     
  4. Jessie

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    I know this sounds silly, but what do you make with it?
     
  5. InTheWind

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    Ya can make bowls, chair legs, all sorts of stuff. :nod:
     
  6. CoreIssue

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    OK! I can buy that. :D
     
  7. City

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    I bet you could make some beautiful things with that and sell them. Or for family for gifts. That is a neat idea! Good for a back up plan too!
     
  8. InTheWind

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    Just think when things get real bad all those people that don`t have nothing to do with me will be calling for my help. :aah: :swoon:
     
  9. John Beckett

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    That is, if the phones are working for us Christians. ;)

    There could be a VERY LONNNNG line of customers to your
    property, which will eventually get the attention of the
    authorities, who will send choppers and .... Hmmmm.
    Ya might wanna think about digging a tunnel. lol

    i wish you the best, Bro. They actually used
    lathes back in medieval times.



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  10. InTheWind

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    The spring pole lathe is a very early design, and as far as people showing up they would do the same thing if ya won a million bucks.:(
     
  11. kay-gee

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    Got that right ITW, I'll be calling on you to make drum sticks for me, if all the worlds electricity disappears! LOL

    all the best...
     

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