March 4 2004 I start my Lathe
I am a signmaker by day so I have lots of different materials
laying about so I chose 6mm pvc (Sintra) to
build my model from
my tools for world domination include this small drill press
my wife gave me for christmas '03
and this scrollsaw she got for my birthday a couple of years ago.
I used a utility knife and straightedge to cut the pvc and
mounted a sanding drum to my drill press to sand the edges
prior to glueing.
here is the finished model of the base that the ways will rest on
here I used spot putty to create fillets (rounded the inside
corners) just needs a little sanding and I'll be ready to cast
after building a molding box.