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    [QUOTE=Cavediver;11327109]If you go the CL route, stay away from the lathes that have a single tube down the center. They're better than nothing, but the tool rest is a PITA, and the tailstock doesn't stay in line with the drive spindle. I'm going to use mine for a few more projects, and then it'll be time to upgrade (or at least step sideways into an old one that needs some rehab).[/QUOT

    The only thing I am seeing on CL at this time are floor models, and some really old belt drive bench tops.
    The one at HF has adjustable speeds with out having to fiddle with a belt pulley.

    My first lathe was a bench top drill press laying on its side, with a wood base ,and bed, and tailstock, and toolrest. I turned 36'' 4x4s on it for table legs.

    Next was a borrowed (i think craftsman) single tube bed as you mentioned. Didnt like that one. AT ALL.

    Next was an old cast delta with the motor and belt pulley. Ran out of shop room and had to sell it.
    I enjoyed segment turning, it wasnt unheard of to have well over 100 pieces glued up for a vessel.

    Been shopping the net for old large gold buttons for the top of the EPM switch. They rang anywhere from 19mm to 25mm in diam.
    Could be a trick switch by the time I am done.
    Wish I had a source for the caps that whats his name( overseas) uses on his pipes. " PumpDedek from Czech Rep."

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    Well already I have to revert to plan -B-.
    The crotch I was hoping to use has soft sap wood going thru it. I was afraid of that. Not sure I can shorten up this piece enough to get rid of the crotch.





    Cut off the bad spot. But it goes deeper.



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    OK guys

    This is what I have come up with for "Plan-B-"
    Had this laying around for a few years now, I guess it is time to make use of it.





    Just my luck it is to tall to fit under the bandsaw. Time for a quick 15 min. workout



    Wah-La



    Now I can use the bandsaw to see what I got.



    These will produce a couple really nice bowls







    I will ponder on some details for a couple of days.
    Stay tuned!

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    Like the look of that wood as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog View Post
    Like the look of that wood as well!
    It is going to be a very nice grain pattern and color.
    Cant wait to wipe it with a bit of oil!!

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    So I got the honey do list done early today so I could have some shop time.
    I roughed out the pipe shape at the bandsaw


    Took some measurements off my Highland Pipe, and drilled some holes. 7/8'' key ring/switch hole first. Then came the 3/4'' battery hole. Followed by 1/4'' wire lead hole.





    Nice rough shape to start with.



    WARNING. Be sure to MARK your bowl blank for your battery location, on the face of your blank. Be sure to have that side of the blank facing up on your saw as you cut the blank.





    Barely have 2 hours in this project and I am already on plan -C-

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    I am glad I cut an extra, for just in case. LOL

    Here goes plan-C-

    Again. 7/8'' diam, about 3/4'' deep (left some wiggle room). Followed with the 3/4'' battery hole.



    Double check the depth


    This is a 3/8'' bit for the lead wires





    Looks good from here



    Drilled a 1/2'' hole for the ego connector. (didnt have a 9/16) I will need to do a little dremel work to get the connector to fit snug.
    This is a 1/4'' bit to run the wire leads thru.



    Over to the bandsaw for a rough cut. (notice the out line of the battery compartment)



    Tape the cut-off piece on to the blank so I can cut the side profile





    Now I will spend some time at the beltsander. I need to shape one side, then do the same to the other side, this will keep me somewhat uniform in shape






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    A few more lay-out lines.



    The bend where the short neck/stem transitions into the bowl is a real PITA. I had to se the dremel and a small file to get it to blend.





    Still a small amount of shaping to do before I start the inlay work

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    I thought I had every thing I needed to get this build completed....... BUT NOOOOOOO!!!

    I bought some of this, to make the top switch connection ring



    And I bought this to solder it to the 20ga wire



    But for some reason the solder will not stick to the brass. Am I an idiot?? I spent 2 hours fiddleing with it.
    I am sure there is a simple explanation. Please someone let me in on the secret. I have ZERO experience working with electrical soldering.

    I thought these would also come in handy



    Shaped the brass ring and gave it a test fit



    Cut a shallow channel for the 20 ga. wire



    That is all the further I got, due to my lack of knowledge with the soldering gun and brass.

    Anybody got the skinny on what I need to do to be sure my connections are good and solid, I am all ears!!

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    Peppie......There are a couple of sticky's in the Modding Forum you can look at for soldering help How To Solder Video and Share your Soldering Tips Here

    Hope this will help......I was thinking...From your posts that you where having a little trouble getting started....When I realized, since I started making pipes a year ago.....That for ever pipe that I've completed, about three have been junked....

    I think that is more than likely true with ever modder, we just don't admit to it....

    duckie....

    edit: Case in point, here is a pipe I've been working on, off and on for a couple of weeks



    Not going to look right.....sad....I will be pulling out all parts and stuff....fire wood...
    Last edited by duckie_44; 11-27-2013 at 06:33 PM.
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