My name is ART lackey, and I’ve been looking for a good lathe to do turning in my retirement. After using a copy lathe at work for a fiew years I got a little spoiled. After all it is so easy to produce turnings with a copy lathe rather than turning by hand.Don’t get me wrong turning by hand is alot of fun and once you get going you can produce turnings fairley fast but not as fast as-say one every FIVE minutes. This HAPFO COPY LATHE that I picked up has a motor feed and can trace eather an existing turning or follow a template of the shape you want. Eather way it can produce a turning smooth enough that it hardly needs much sanding. In the video that I’m posting I am using a piece of scrap hemlock which when turned gives a rough and fuzzy finish but can be sanded to a smooth but rustic finish. When I filmed this video I held the camera in one hand and operated the lathe with the other. You can hear the turning start to vibrate a little so I had to steady it by hand. If I used the follower chuck to steady it, only one pass would have been nessary.——Well let’s see if it works—-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EldArs5eHE
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