Originally Posted by 2bold2getold
Wouldn't call it a lathe because I just took some wood, pillow blocks, pulley, a belt and electric motor. Put it on the ground in the back yard and let the chips fall where they may.
Very nice! Birds eye maple is fun fun to turn, isn't it?
Sounds like a lathe to me! Back when I was just learning turning, I made a bowl-turning "lathe" out of an old motor, a 10"x6"x1/2" piece of angle iron and the spindle/hub assembly from the front axle of an old Jeep. It actually worked better for turning bowls than my fancy real
lathe does nowadays. These were made on it: