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Sears Craftsman Vintage 12 Inch Wood Lathe

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I purchased a table and attached it to the top, using bolts.

I found a motor at a Restore Store. New belt at Bongaars. I want to purchase a 4 jaw chuck, but haven't been able to find a loose one. Most are attached to new equipment.

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I used to use this wood lathe at my parents home in the 1970s. I recall making a round wooden box with a lid.

I'm sure father used it for other things henceforth.

Now, he is gone and I have the lathe. I have a new belt and a new motor on it.


I have not had enough time to set things up completely, but one day at a time. Step by step.


Designing my Own Chuck

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Mock setups to check processes.

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I need more space. It feels too confined. Cramped.

I also need some sort of safety shield for confining dust chips.

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Measuring Potential Projects

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