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Mar 4th, 2012 at 11:25am
 
Its not a "man cave", its a "testosterone factory". My lathe is a Craftsman heavy duty variable speed, that I found at a yard sale, needing a new speed control, not a motor as the seller believed. It came with a huge assortment of Knives including 9 Sorbies, and 2 dozen craftsman. Also had a couple of chucks and bowl plates. All for$75.00! I've had it for over 5 years now, and it hasnt failed me. Along with using a respirator I have a Jet double bag dust collector, along with 2 Jet air scrubbers. I turn a lot of Alaskan Yellow Ceder that can be toxic, so its better safe than sorry. I also Build rods, carve Dekes, tie flies, airbrush lures, cast jigs, build Arrows, and do small wood working projects in here.
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Reply #1 - Mar 4th, 2012 at 11:27am
 
$75 for that haul??? WOW!
(I hope you had a license to steal...)
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Reply #2 - Mar 4th, 2012 at 11:35am
 
Yeah, I almost felt guilty when I got it home, and figured out that it was only the speed dial that was malfunctioning.The tools were so dull I doubt I could have turned a stick of warm butter with them!
Heres a pic showing abut half of my custom lure collection.
When I go fishing I have a 150 quart cooler that serves as my tackle box to hold 22 Plano plastic storage boxes loaded with lures.
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Reply #3 - Mar 4th, 2012 at 11:38am
 
The other side of the shop showing the rod storage.
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Reply #4 - Mar 4th, 2012 at 11:38am
 
What Don said... got anymore pictures of your shop and "tools?" Just a note, if you want to post more than one pic at a time, click on the Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register and you can add up to 4 I think it is, that way you don't have to make multi post for photos.
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Reply #5 - Mar 4th, 2012 at 11:47am
 
I am actually starting to do a big clean up, and reorganization out there, its been a busy winter! When I get it done I will post a shot from the entry door.
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Reply #6 - Mar 4th, 2012 at 11:57am
 
Very nice indeed.  smiley=beer.gif
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Reply #7 - Mar 4th, 2012 at 2:44pm
 
The lures look they could be a lot of fun to do. Lots of color, probably a lot of quick steps. Something that you could do a little, put it down, do a little more later. With my arthritis, I need something like that too often.
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Reply #8 - Mar 4th, 2012 at 3:00pm
 
Mike, I started out doing a few lures in a friends shop. he didnt fish but had the equipment before I started building my collection. I am more than an avid Fisherman as you can probably see. I did start out in a "one off" style working one lure at a time from start to finish. Now I batch them, and will turn about a dozen to 20 similar lures at a time. Through drilling and rigging for weighting is easier as well as setting up the drill press is a pain when you do 1 at a time. If you are a fisherman, or know any, small pieces of what was once scrap wood are now usable. My larger stuff uses blanks 12 inches long by 1 3/4 inches square. I could put up a pictoral showing all the steps involved if there is interest? Surface ures, AKA, Poppers are the easiest to start with. Swimming plugs with metal lips can be frustrating at first, as weighting placement can be a pain to get to swim correctly. Heres a batch of blanks ready for the rigging steps.
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Reply #9 - Mar 4th, 2012 at 3:56pm
 
Ed,
We would love a PDF on how you make them. Were always looking for good info to add to our library.
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Reply #10 - Mar 4th, 2012 at 4:13pm
 
You got it Chuck..... I will get something going this week, as I am in full on turnin getting some stuff ready for the season. I,ve been cuttin all day, and reading here during breaks. I figure at the pace I am going I will have the site pretty well reviewed over the next 5 or 6 days.
Wish I would have found the place a long time ago!
I am picking up a couple of GoPro Hero H/D's sometime in the next couple of weeks, so maybe a video upload might be an idea as well?
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Reply #11 - Mar 5th, 2012 at 12:32am
 
nice shop.  i hope you wore a mask when you stole that lathe. Wink Wink
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Reply #12 - Mar 5th, 2012 at 8:52am
 
I LOVE yard sales! During the course of the season, I find myself driving through middle class areas of the state into the completely differant realm of reality of the super wealthy coastal communities. I am usually fishing under the cover of darkness, and am on my way home as most folks are setting up their sales. On the particular day I found this lathe I had actually stopped in because I saw fishing rods leaning against the house. I have, in the past, picked up tackle that "used to belong to Grand Dad" for a song as most folks have no idea that Grandpa's "old Junk" is actually highly sought after collector items. The rods were nothing to get excited about and I was leaving the driveway headed for the truck when I almost tripped over the lathe. There were 3 boxes next to it that contained the tools, accessories, and some turning stock,that I did not know the contents of, as they were closed at the time. I inquired about the lathe, and the woman told me that it had belonged to her Brother and he dropped it off telling her to get as close to $75 as she could. We plugged it in, and having been told that the motor was blown, I wanted to see if it wasnt some other issue. I flipped the switch and could hear the fan kick on, and the motor hum as it turned very slowly. I turned the speed dial and could tell that it was spinning freely. I called my wife, had her go on line and checked the cost of the dial. Under $10.00. I asked again what she would take for the lathe. he repeated $75. i couldn't even think about trying to under cut that price and feel good about myself. I backed the truck up and was loading the lathe into the back when she brought the boxes over. I asked what was in them? She said she didnt know but her brother told her hat they go with the machine. The first lage box I opened has the turning knives, and the Sorbey's stood out like a sore thumb. 4 of them were unused bowl tools still in the plastic sleeves. 
  When I got home, I took my Harbor Freight off the bench, and put the Craftsman there. I removed the plate, took the dial out hot wired the lathe and plugged it in. BINGO! straight to max speed. I went upstairs, went online and ordered the new dial. Went back down stairs, took the foot control from my hanging flex shaft carver and plugged the lathe into it. Used the foot control to run the lathe until the replacement prt came in and going on 7 years later, still turning strong.
As a side note I recently saw the same exact lathe on that popular classifieds web site for $450.00 with half the tools I got with mine along with a grinding machine .
Sooooooooooo, I wouldnt say I stole it, I would say I was given a very generous gift by the ignorance of strangers. smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #13 - Mar 5th, 2012 at 4:32pm
 
Ed,
That's a major gloat.  smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif

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Reply #14 - Mar 5th, 2012 at 5:35pm
 
I'll be calling you soon Chuck. I am closing out a bathroom remodel tomorrow, starting a new job on Wednesday, as a foreman collecting a real paycheck for the first time in 3+ years. Friday night is the RISAA show at the Dunk, and Saturday is a kitchen tear out for a family member, side job. Finally getting busy shootin nails again. I swear to God, I will never eat another peanut butter or balogna sandwich ever again!  smiley=lolk.gif
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