Guess that I have to express a little gloat here. Last summer my FIL was in my shop and made the statement that he sure wished he still had a lathe to create things on. While I do not have a lathe I kept watching that well known bid site as well as Craig’s list. Finally found an old rusty C-man just like the one that he use to have. Bought it for a few dollars more than it was probably worth and brought it home and cleaned (refurbished) to new condition. Built a table mount for him and took it down to the little room where they can have things like this at his and mom’s retirement home.
The following are photos of the 4 items that he made for his daughters as well as one for Mom for Christmas (which was just celebrated today January 13, 2007). Quite a fellow for his age (turned 80 in December).
Very proud of his ability at his age.
Thanks for looking,