woodshop

January 8, 2007

slammed

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 10:41 pm

I was turning a piece on the lathe last Saturday it was not too big and…

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My gouge got caught on the work and the momentum of the wood slammed it down into the tool rest and broke it.  I had thought I had only broken the tool rest, but it seems now that I also bent the head stock shaft. All of my face plates and chucks have a pronounced wobble when turning on the lathe now.  The question is do I fix this lathe or get a new one.

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