Re: Newbie asks dumb question about using a small engine as a lathe headstock
- Hello all.
I am glad I posted here. The engine is a vertical shaft and would need to be mounted on its side on a frame. I never èven considered lubrication and just assumed it would work by splash like a horizontal. Need to put some more thought into that.
I am reading on the concrete lathe and it is sounding really fun. And there is a bonus of getting a very useful tool at the end.
The engine lathe idea is basically to complete some wood projects I have and to start a better lathe. I work for the US gov and have allot of furlough days coming before the end of the year. Need a project to occupy the time that won't get too expensive.
Thanks for all the ideas,