hapfo lathe needed

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Project by ART LACKEY posted 02-27-2009 04:42 AM 7587 views 14 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a HAPFO copy lathe that I just got and discovered that it needs a motor. I think it would be good to find a used motor. So I need a 2 hp 1725,cw/ccw single phase motor. please let me know if you have one to sell.

-- Old turners don't die, they just turn to dust!

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John Gray

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#1 posted 02-27-2009 04:48 AM

Quite an accomplishment!!! I want one ;>) .
Are you a machinist?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 02-27-2009 04:52 AM

No just a tinkerer

-- Old turners don't die, they just turn to dust!

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#3 posted 02-27-2009 04:57 AM

Tinkerer my foot, you’re a freakin’ genius! If I had the room for a RAS in my shop I’d be all over this one. Did you fabricate the parts yourself or have a machine shop do them up custom for you?

Either way, nice job and I imagine you’ll get plenty of use out of this thing.

-- Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur

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#4 posted 02-27-2009 05:06 AM

No I just laid it out and put it together and then bandsawed out the hole to hold the router and filed it so the router would slide in.

-- Old turners don't die, they just turn to dust!

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#5 posted 02-27-2009 05:16 AM

Artie, you did a great job fabricating those mounts! It looks like a very helpful tool to have in the shop.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#6 posted 02-27-2009 08:55 AM

Nice job. Why do you want a router set up like that?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 02-27-2009 12:34 PM

That is just freaking AWESOME. Just curious. How welll does it hold it’s configuration? That is to ask, have you found that it stays aligned, square, plumb, and height maintained when used?

Looks like the basis of a 1 ‘man-power’ CNC router system.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#9 posted 02-27-2009 02:57 PM

Is that a dewalt 740 ,I just got a dewalt 740 and overhauled it also.great job and thanks

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#10 posted 02-27-2009 07:24 PM

Wow, this is SO cool. Great idea and great job building it!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 02-27-2009 07:38 PM

Great Job Artie
Do ypu have any projects in mind for this great tool ?


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#12 posted 02-27-2009 07:40 PM

Nice job on this. I bet it works great for rabbits and dadoes. They should be nice and straight as a result.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#13 posted 02-27-2009 09:41 PM

When will they be on sale?

-- Joemick

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#14 posted 02-28-2009 02:01 AM

SO many questions and so little time to answer. Well—if I could sell them for enough money then I’d produce them. and yes it does stay where you set it. But if you take too large a cut it could chatter. I think if you built one out of those BIG CAST IRON dewalt saws it would be even more stable/solid. you just have to be sure the work piece is held down well. you don’t want the wood taking off and pulling your hand into the cutter. So if you build one think before you cut. you don’t want to have to hire someone to pick your nose! The best thing is that it is versitile. It is only limited by your amagination. I’m thinking how I might ad a plunge ability. then you could start milling inside an area. so what do you think they would be worth?

-- Old turners don't die, they just turn to dust!

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#15 posted 03-04-2009 08:24 PM

Besides looking cool and taking off a finger tip or two, what’s the point?

What could you do on this that you can’t do with a fence and a router table?

-- --Bob

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