1 month ago
soon be finding out if it's worth all the work . I started to make one
several years ago , and it just wasn't coming together . Turns out it
was simply a matter of scale , I was building something that was better
suited to a much larger and more powerful lathe than my Logan/Wards 10 x
The body of the one I'm building now is only 2x2x1 1.25 inches , much
smaller than my original vision ... I've got the parts all at the point
where tomorrow I'll start to cut dovetails . My only reservation so far
is cutter height , I'll have to cut a recess in the top of the tool
holder blocks at the adjustment screw to be sure I can raise the tool
holder blocks high enough for the cutting edge to be on center with some
cutter profiles . I may end up going back to the lantern toolpost ...
time will tell !
So far I've used only material I have on hand . Looks like the only
things I'll have to purchase is the setscrews for the tool bits . All
the brass bits will be made of cartridge cases (damaged or calibers I
don't shoot) I will or have already melted down and cast into round
stock . Everything else is salvaged stock from wherever . I even know
what most of it is !