New Yankee Workshop Episode 1706

In this episode, Lathe 101, Norm used the following tools:

Items in bold represent the first appearance of that particular tool.

Norm didn't actually use the 46-700 or the Midi Lathe (which was seen for the first time in this episode), but I thought it worth showing them, since the program was about lathes and they were featured.

This is the first time I recall seeing any sharpening done in over 17 years (with the exception of Episode #1211, the Sharpening Station, featuring the Tormek).

Most of the time in the past Norm has used Delta or Packard turning tools. There was at least one Sorby in this episode—note that in the previous episode Norm used some Sorby bench chisels, too.

I don't normally list the turning tools in any episode a lathe has been used, although I have some information on them as will be seen in the link above. They also appear in the Lathes & Attachments category of the Norm's Tools section of this site. Since I mentioned the Sorbys this time, I thought I'd include the link to the tools.

My friend Jim from Lakewood, Ohio, pointed out that the drill gauge Norm used to shape circles for his template is one of the infamous Handyman Club of America giveaways.

The safety speech included video of turning a spindle on one of the lathes.

No field trip.

Project filmed 16 June 2004.

This episode was processed based on the original broadcast by PBS.


Last updated: 13 January 2008