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    Let me introduce my lathe bench

    After 2 weeks of struggling with building this brute and putting up with Andy and 'em's constant ragging It is finished and ready for the world to see.

    The original design idea comes from Rowley's Foundation Course with a heap of modifications to meet my specific needs. I built this rascal pretty much from the scrap pile with the exception of hardware.

    I still need to bolt it down and finish a quick grinder/Wolverine platform which I will complete this morning and then some sharpening practice on the chisels before some maiden spinning this afternoon.

    Here ya go and I hope Mr. Andy takes it easy on me
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    Wow Bob, that looks great. You may want to cinch down those lag bolts a little before you start turning though...

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    Wow Bob....That's almost too pretty to get dirty. Maybe I should come over and mess it up a little!
    ~john
    "There's nothing wrong with Quiet" ` Jeremiah Johnson

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    Oh no, no, no!! Much too clean. Git the durn thing dirty
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    Nice Bench Bob. I can tell you're a newbie turner though or at least you're not turning exotics yet. Your shop's too clean and you're not talking/writing like the Mad Hatter..........we know who the Mad Hatter is.......
    Ken

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    I aint sayin' nuthin.
    Only the Blue Roads

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    Great job on the bench Bob, but we're still waiting for some shavings, dust and mess. From those pics I am a little afraid that you might be one of those folks who spends more time cleaning than turning!

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    ACTIONS vs Words Andy!
    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Hoyt
    I aint sayin' nuthin.
    About Bob that is.

    As for you...... OOops! Damn Christams cheer. When IS that honeymoon gonna be over?
    Only the Blue Roads

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    Andy.....You were right......win-win! Someday in the future...I'll step up to the edge of the vortex.....stare into it.........succomb........And scream at the top of my lungs as I dive head first into it....."Dudes.....where's the exotics...Quick!"
    Last edited by Ken Fitzgerald; 12-26-2005 at 10:38 AM.
    Ken

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    Nice job Bob, the stand looks great, very sturdy to! Wish I had that in my shop. OK, get to it now!

    Corey

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    Beautifully done bench Bob. You will not regret having that massive support system beneath your lathe to dampen vibration. The additional storage will be well used. Great job!!!
    Big Mike

    I have done so much with so little for so long I am now qualified to do anything with nothing......

    P.S. If you are interested in plans for any project that I post, just put some money in an envelope and mail it to me and I will keep it.

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    Great setup Bob. Looking forward to this evening when you post your first turning!!

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    Fine looking Job Bob!
    looks like your all set up, now get that thing dirty
    Have Chainsaw- Will Travel

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    Great looking bench Bob.
    Dick

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