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Blog entry by UnstoppableDrew posted 06-07-2013 12:47 PM 1190 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My old M-Power 10” mini lathe had developed enough of a wobble that it just wasn’t usable anymore. So I decided it was time to step up & join the big boys. I now have a Powermatic 3520B, and more ideas of stuff I want to turn than I’ll ever have time to get to.
Shown is a comparison of old & busted vs the new hotness. BTW, pro tip: If you buy something that weighs over 600 lbs, get help moving it into your basement.

-- Nothing looks worse on your outdoors resume than a list of the possible locations of your remains.

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#1 posted 06-07-2013 12:54 PM

That’s a beautiful lathe. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 06-07-2013 01:11 PM

Congratulations! Hope to see some nice bowls and platters soon. :-)

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 06-07-2013 02:58 PM

Great lathe! If I ever decide to get into turning that would be my first choice—ever if I have to settle for something less expensive. ;-)

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 06-07-2013 03:29 PM

I’ve seen that lathe before.
Yes. I have this recurring dream you see…......

Seriously. I have looked at the 3520. It is in fact my dream lathe and would happily handle anything I ever wanted to turn. It is WAY out of my price range though. One day maybe….


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#5 posted 06-07-2013 11:00 PM

very nice,congrats!!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 06-08-2013 01:43 AM

congrats on the new lathe and welcome to the mustard monster club.


-- woodturners keep things spinning.

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#7 posted 06-08-2013 01:44 AM

Do you feel any pity for your old lathe? Poor guy….

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#8 posted 06-08-2013 06:14 PM

Congratulations! I am planning to buy that exact same model myself as soon as I win the lotto.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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