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    A little lathe work

    There is an interesting article on a tree being turned...

    http://www.columbian.com/article/200...huge+ship+mast

    Garry
    Last edited by Garry Foster; 09-12-2009 at 07:43 PM.

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    Hmmm... no pics! Is this actually happening?

    And what's with the 18'? Typo, maybe?

    It would be fun to watch it being turned!

    Thanks,

    Bill

    (PS... how did they make these things back in the 1800's? By hand, with planes????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Lantry View Post
    Hmmm... no pics! Is this actually happening?

    And what's with the 18'? Typo, maybe?

    It would be fun to watch it being turned!

    Thanks,

    Bill

    (PS... how did they make these things back in the 1800's? By hand, with planes????
    Yep, a real interesting read for sure, I too would love to see some pics.

    Bill, I think you are correct, they would have done it by hand.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    A Big spoke shave
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    You want pictures..

    http://www.thesparshop.org

    Also a link to historical info on making a spar. Also the still slab off the log before placing on the lathe.

    Here is the home page of "The Spar Shop". A few pictures of the lathe and a video of making a replacement mast for a replica of one of Christopher Columbus's ships.

    Another page with a video of the lathe in action..
    http://historicalseaport.blogspot.co...main-mast.html



    Garry
    Last edited by Garry Foster; 09-12-2009 at 04:44 PM.

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