Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Need help getting large blanks onto lathe.

Al Crandall (N.E. of Indy)
>I am becoming interested in deep hollowing, as in 24". I have just about finished construction of a deep system so the hollowing part isn't a problem. But as I rolled a former bowl blank toward the shop door I realized that I can't get the 18" x 24" log up to the lathe bed. I'm thinking of a ramp and strap loop attachment for the lathe similar to what you see on the portable saw mills. Anybody have pictures of how you get heavy logs lifted between centers?

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