Eclectic Mechanicals: Homemade Lathe Bed Extension

Published: 13/01/2019
Eclectic Mechanicals: Homemade Lathe Bed Extension
Source: ECLECTICMECHANICALS.COM

Most older wood lathes have around 36″ max between centers. Anyone who has made chairs knows that this is a limiting factor. Most larger rocking chairs have 40″-42″ back post. I have made do with some pretty stupid and unsafe rigs to turn longer posts but finally decided on a more permanent solution for the short tool issue. The lathe I modified here is a 1970’s era Delta p

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