Walker Turner wood lathe L -951?

by Alex Maxwell

I acquired this from a good friend about 20 years ago. It was given to him by a maintenance man from a local school.The man was told to take it to the dump,(higher education?). He brought it to my buddy as he scrapped iron as part of his auto body business. Fortunately he saw it was too valuable to scrap and knew just the guy who could use it! Me. I had one 3\8 Buck bros.spindle gouge my Grandfather had given me for Christmas in about 1958. A couple months later I took my Mother to visit her cousin and she asked me what I did for work,and I told her I was a carpenter. Then she asked if I had a lathe to which I said yes but I only had one tool. She said they had sold her father's lathe but forgot about the tools. She ended up giving them to me on the promise I would take good care of my Mom and the chisels. She is about 96 now but I lost my Mother a couple of years ago at 91.My grandfather was always envious of his cousin,s lathe and told me someday I would have more tools and a lath.I hope he's looking down to see how it worked out. And by the way the chisels were a set from T. C. Either still in the original box. Thanks Alex Maxwell Clinton,Ct

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