mik townsend

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    walla walla, washington
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    Wood,glass and metal art and tools. Anything with fire is good.Gardening, winemaking.
  1. Weighing the merits of a lathe in the shop

    I own a metal lathe and 2 wood lathes. It would really stink to not own a lathe. Say I need a pulley, a shaft, a bushing, I just make it. I can even turn a part in wood for a pattern, make a mold, cast it in metal and machine myself new parts. A lathe is like a pick up truck, once you have one you don't ever want to be without one.