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  • LARGE Lathe Turnings

    Here's an interesting YouTube video of some very large turnings done on a modified 16" NOVA DVR lathe. This lathe uses no drive belt, its direct drive, variable speed, and reversible.
    "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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    Re: LARGE Lathe Turnings

    that was interesting,

    I was wondering how he was going to rough it down, the chain saw was a neat idea,

    I like the lift table as well, (if I only had the room),

    do not really have a desire for some thing like that, but I do have a lathe that would work,

    it is a 1880's lathe, and has had a set of blocks made to give it about 24" swing, but that would be a neat project, the bed serial number is #2,

    I really appreciate you posting this, it is beautiful work.

    Maybe some time in the future, but it is a neat project, (was wondering at first how one would use such a deep vase, but the door on it to hid the pot and for access to it.

    Thanks again,
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