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New Lathe Day is Best Day

As  rightly points out, modern industrial civilization was probably conceived on the bed of a lathe. Turning is an essential step in building every machine tool, including lathes, and decided it was time to invite one into her shop. 248 more words

Tool Hacks

Height Gauge Depth Arm

In the shop I have a 2 beam dial height gauge that I use a lot for measuring and general layout work.  As far as measuring equipment, it is my favourite tool to use, even though I would want a micrometer and a caliper before a height gauge.  448 more words

Shop Work

The Foot Powered (Treadle) Lathe

The Foot Powered (Treadle) Lathe woodworking video by Chop With Chris is a time lapse of the building of a foot powered lathe using an antique corn auger flywheel. 56 more words

Tool Post Lock Nut and Handle

I decided to start the New Year off by making some small productivity improvements in the shop.  One of the things I find myself constantly doing is reaching for a wrench to tighten the tool post, and also the tailstock (more on this soon!).  230 more words

Shop Work

Out With The Old

As the old year draws to a close we all look back at what a dreadful year it’s been for celebrities. Who would want to be famous? 331 more words

Woodturning

Table Saw Screw

I found some time between exams, work, and recovering from a nasty cold to make a new table saw adjusting screw for a friend of mine.  83 more words

Shop Work