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Bottom Shelf for Powermatic 3520C Lathe

Meta Description: How Carl added a Bottom Shelf to his new Powermatic 3520C lathe with roughly 240 lbs of stone ballast. It is really a two level shelf. With stone on the bottom and a storage shelf above.

Bottom Shelf for Powermatic 3520C Lathe Photo: Bottom Shelf for Powermatic 3520C Lathe

I added a Bottom Shelf to my new Powermatic 3520C lathe with roughly 240 lbs of stone ballast. It is really a two level shelf. With stone on the bottom and a storage shelf above. Continue reading Bottom Shelf for Powermatic 3520C Lathe

1st Hollow Form on New Powermatic 3520C Lathe

Meta Description: The second thing Carl turned on his new Powermatic 3520C Lathe was a nice cherry hollow form.

1st Hollow Form on New Powermatic 3520C Lathe Photo: 1st Hollow Form on New Powermatic 3520C

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. Continue reading 1st Hollow Form on New Powermatic 3520C Lathe

1st Plate Bowl on New Powermatic 3520C Lathe

Meta Description: The first thing Carl turned on his new Powermatic 3520C Lathe was a plate bowl. A plate with a little bowl in the center. Carl likes to turn this shape and then use it as a canvas that he can decorate.

1st Plate Bowl on New Powermatic 3520C Lathe Photo: 1st Plate Bowl on New Powermatic 3520C

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. Continue reading 1st Plate Bowl on New Powermatic 3520C Lathe

Carl’s New Powermatic 3520C Lathe verses My Old Powermatic 3520B

Meta Description: Carl's Powermatic 3520C Lathe setup and review. Photos, experience, opinion and measurements, for people interested in purchasing a PM 3520C lathe.
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My New Powermatic 3520C Lathe verses my Old Powermatic 3520B Photo: My New Powermatic 3520C Lathe verses my Old Powermatic 3520B

I decided to replace my old Powermatic 3520B Lathe with the new C Model.

Here is my unpacking and set up experience. Plus some comparison of the B and C models.

I purchased the new model C on 2/1/2018 for a little less than the $4400 list price. Continue reading Carl’s New Powermatic 3520C Lathe verses My Old Powermatic 3520B