Change of mind..

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Blog entry by RBWoodworker posted 09-18-2009 02:13 AM 1146 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok.. I was asking about the Davis and Wells 20” bandsaw which I was about to purchase.. but I sat down and asked myself, just what do I need in my shop that I DO NOT have.. I have a delta 14” bandsaw which is like brand new but yet I have had it for about 15 years and use it alot..(I really go overboard when taking care of my machines)

Anyways.. I know I have always regretted not having a Lathe.. I passed up an opportunity years ago to buy a beautiful Delta Lathe with an indexing head and regretted it ever since, and had to run around borrowing someone elses Lathe whenever I needed to turn something.. well.. upon brousing Craigslist..I was fortunate enough to see an advertisement for that Lathe I passed up years ago for 500 bucks.. only after talking to the owner of it.. he lowered his price to 450 and threw in the tools and several pieces of turning stock of Ironwood, Mahogany and redwood burl.. there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Lathe..he just feels he didn’t use it enough and was taking up too much room in his shop.. so I snatched it up and am heading down to San Diego to pick it up..

Finally, I have my OWN Lathe to turn my legs for my furniture and not have to go running off borrowing someone elses..I will post pictures as soon as I get the Lathe back to my shop..

-- Randall Child

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 09-18-2009 03:23 AM

Randall, sounds like you did well with the purchase of this lathe. Pictures of it will be nice to see.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 09-18-2009 07:14 AM

Once you get this all set up, you wont want to leave it alone again!

Great purchase. Looking forward to pics.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 09-18-2009 07:33 AM

Sounds good Randy

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#4 posted 09-18-2009 07:24 PM

Welcome to the addictive land of turning. You will soon be turning more than legs. So much burl so few bowl made of burl. Happy turning. I have two Delta Lathes and both are great. My wife thinks I’m nut, and she’s right.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 09-18-2009 11:25 PM

Hey Randy;

Sounds like you got lucky, huh.

Lathes are real handy to have around, that’s for sure.

Good luck with it.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 09-18-2009 11:34 PM

Truly a lathe in the shop opens up a new world to the woodworker.I love both of my woodlathes and use them very often.I love to turn wood it’s an exciting form of artistic therapy and is very more-ish or as I call it something changes in your life when you discover woodturning or lathe work metal wood whatever although a metal lathe is not as artistic in use as a wood lathe albeit also great fun to use..Have fun with your new toy it will change your life if you take to it watch and see.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 09-19-2009 02:10 AM

OH Boy..what am I getting myself into?? first veneering.. now this!! LOL

I’m gonna be broke before tomorrow!!

Alistair.. what turning tools do you recommend??

Lee.. you know I need your input as well..

as for the rest of you..Let’s have’s and con’s of turning!!

-- Randall Child

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