Six Board Chest
I just found your blog and love it I am jealous for the fact it’s nice and clean as I am in my shop and still trying to build appliances and read all I can as I have cut the cord and can’t be happier however I live in the wrong part of the country as in California and I can find a unicorn easier than finding reasonable priced old tools. Thanks for all the work and time of the blog. It gives me inspiration and I think I might one day have a lathe but will have to cheat somehow as I am in a wheelchair and don’t think I could make a spring pole work no matter how hard I try. Thanks again would love to see your sharping station mabe I missed that part but thanks for the info! Todd
Thanks for the kind words about my shop. As to my shop being clean, it does get messy. I usually clean between major parts of a project and at the end of the day. For finding tools, you may have some luck at Flea Markets or even Craigslist. That is where I have scored some pretty nice deals. I am very fortunate to have the Wood Wright School and Ed Lebetkin’s tool store so close (40 min) . I can definitely see where a spring pole lathe would present some challenges to you. I love the spring pole lathe for demonstrations, but for day-to-day usage I use my Jet mini lathe, I’m not getting any younger you know. If I could lay my hands on a Barns #4 treadle lathe, I would probably use that, but they are very rare and Roy has two of them that I know of 🙂 I was great hearing from you and I encourage you to visit some the sites and read the references I have in my “Links” and “Library links”. And as always “Happy Shavings!” -Aaron
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