Re: My lathe is completed. and Wood Gloat
Cool Jason very cool! Homemade Lathe were fairly common back in the day. It looks like you have done a good job. A couple of quick ideas, do put the switch somewhwere you can get to it quick I like a spot I can hit it with mt knee. I know guarding has been over done but I would look at putting something over the top of the headstock. Years ago I used an old lathe with open step pulleys on the top and I found I would often rest my hand there while sanding. Never lost anything but scared myself a few times.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.