Andrew's Workshop


Pole Lathe Build - Part 2

12 Sep 2014

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Finally got it all put together. I ended up mounting the bungie overhead. This seems to even out the tension on the workpiece. The bungie is an old bicycle inner tube. I guess this also means it really isn't a 'Pole Lathe', but it works under the same principle so we'll go with it!

Pole Lathe

Pole Lathe

A close up of my first bowl attempt... still a work in progress. I think next I need to improve my tooling situation. Maybe another day :)

Pole Lathe

A video of the mechanism in action...