Friday, October 23, 2009

Fancy Calipers

Have you ever wondered just how much some people have between the ears? Well, with my new fancy calipers it is not difficult to measure.
In my case, if you are wondering, it turned out to be mostly just space!

Treadle power wood turning lathe

On September 28 2009 I completed the construction of a 1/12 scale model of a wood turning lathe built from a kit P M Research castings given to me by my friend Paul Kuhni. Paul is 87 and reached a point in life where he just cannot tolerate standing at his lathe anymore. Although in the past he has built many marvelous models.
This is the smallest scale that I have worked to, and there were some pretty small parts, bit I managed just fine.
Normally I do not work with kits, as I prefer to scratch build things, but I guess there are exceptions to all rules.