After a few medical procedures and a 3 night stay at John Hopkins, I finally got feeling well enough to complete my spring pole lathe. The following is a short video showing the lathe in action. I have found out two things; one, the lathe seems to work as it should and excess vibration doesn't seem to be a problem. Two, I have absolutely NO natural ability as a turner. I think this is going to be a rather steep learning curve. I have fun with the roughing gouge though. :-)
I will try to do another video later showing all the features of the lathe.
Oh well, without further ado, here's the video, my first on this blog.
Video by Casey Bacon
Music: Protect the Innocent by The Fuzzy Mountain String Band