Headstock Shelf for Powermatic 3520C Lathe
I added a shelf to the Headstock of my new Powermatic 3520C lathe. See
All of my lathes have a shelf on top of the headstock. I have found
that it makes a great place to store live centers, chucks, etc. Everything
is very "handy". My students and friends quickly fall in love my
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1st Hollow Form on New Powermatic 3520C Lathe
The second thing I turned on my new Powermatic 3520C Lathe was a nice
cherry hollow form.
I put a high gloss finish on this piece. Gloss sells. But, it made
getting a good photo a real pain. To many reflections.
7-1/2" diameter. 7-3/4" tall. Cherry wood.
The blank was a little out of balance. But, it did NOT give me any
trouble. My new Powermatic 3520C lathe, handled it, no problem.
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1st Plate Bowl on New Powermatic 3520C Lathe
The first thing I turned on my new Powermatic 3520C Lathe is what I call a
plate bowl. A plate with a little bowl in the center. I like to turn this
shape and then use it as a canvas that I can decorate.
10" diameter. 1-1/2" tall. Maple wood. Lathe and hand
carved rings and grooves. Red stain. Gold acrylic paint. Acrylic lacquer finish.
Turning this on my new Powermatic 3520C was as “easy as pie”. No
mounting problems. No vibration problems, etc. This piece is small and
easy. Thus, I was not expecting any problems.
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