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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 05-08-2008 01:31 AM 770 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a long time of being latheless I finally found a control module, thanks to Karson, for 159.00 dollars to replace the factory module that is no longer made, stocked, stored, or to be found, in the US or Canada, to fit my Delta model 46-765X lathe. It’s been close to a year that I’ve been looking and following leads, looking for a factory replacement for my lathe. There was’nt one to be found. Karson, had given me a couple of sources of replacement parts that he said would probably work. But me not knowing an ac from a dc never bothered to follow up on the leads. Finally I contacted the place that had checked out my module to begin with and told me it was fried, said bring in the printed out web sites I had and he would take a look. He called me this morning and said he found a control module for 159.00 and I told him to order and hook it up to the motor. Man I’m as happy as a puppy with 2 you know whats. So it won’t be long and I’ll feel whole again. But like the wifey says, moderation, hubby, moderation. Cause she knows I’ll be on that thing from am to pm if I don’t whatch it.. Man I got to get my chisels sharpened and the shop cleaned up. So I can make shaving once more….. I’m in heaven…..
Thanks Karson! mike

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

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#1 posted 05-08-2008 01:42 AM

glad to hear it mike ! persistence pays off for you .

never give up

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#2 posted 05-08-2008 01:44 AM

Woo hoo!!! I am excited for you as well, Mike. I have one of these on my wish list and can well understand the “addiction” that they cause. Now that you are going to up and turning I am looking forward to seeing some posts from you. But your wife is an intelligent woman so please, moderation, my friend.

Have fun and keep on turnin’.

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

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#3 posted 05-08-2008 02:05 AM

Looks like you have a lot of catching up to do! Get to it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 05-08-2008 02:11 AM

OK Mike, lets see what you can do. The sky is no limit.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 05-08-2008 02:36 AM

My pulse increased just reading your blog. I am so excited for you. By the way, if a dog has two, what is moderation?

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 05-08-2008 03:08 AM

To hell with moderation. Go ahead hard for it.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#7 posted 05-08-2008 07:10 AM

Mike You are welcome. I didn’t want to keep bugging you about your lathe. But I was tempted to call you many time and say “What’s up”.


-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 05-08-2008 07:41 AM

I’ve been waiting to use this line since I first heard of your lathe troubles…

At last the Wurm turns.

Go get ‘em, Mike!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#9 posted 05-11-2008 08:48 AM

Doug, if you think thats a new one you’re wrong, I’ve heard them all. But its still funny. thanks. mike

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

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