my new lathe

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Project by duffeyduff1987 posted 07-11-2009 10:03 PM 2026 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i know this isnt an actual project but im pretty pumped up about it anyways. its a lathe i found on craigslist and hopeful i can start puttin up projects ive completed with it sooon

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#1 posted 07-11-2009 10:10 PM

Is this your 1st lathe? If it is you are gunna have a lot of fun. It’s a whole new and different world. I’m looking foward to seeing a lot of turnings from you soon.

Good luck,


-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#2 posted 07-11-2009 10:11 PM

Looks like a nice lathe, what kind is it?

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

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#3 posted 07-11-2009 10:20 PM

Congrats on the new tool….I love turnning wood. I have a OLD rockwell lathe….and would love to upgrade to a newer one….but this tool is not high on my list of “Tools used daily” so it will have to do unless I come across a really good deal on a newer used one.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 07-11-2009 10:21 PM

i was told its a older craftsman. it was $80 im not to sure if it was a good price. but it runs good and cam with some tools so i thought i was worth it. but its my first lathe i played on a lathe once before but this will give me a good chance to learn.

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#5 posted 07-11-2009 10:24 PM

Congrats on the lathe purchase. Thats something I would like to try at some point. Cant wait to see some pictures of what you have done.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 07-11-2009 10:35 PM

Good buy. Those old lathes with the cast iron bed are very stable. I think you’re going to enjoy using it. Check out for some good add on accessories.

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#7 posted 07-11-2009 10:56 PM

If it works at all, it’s well worth the 80 bucks. This looks like it is is very good condition and has a long bed. A new lathe of that size is very expensive. I think you got a steal and you are going to have a lot of fun with it.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#8 posted 07-11-2009 11:03 PM

its got about 32 inches ad is made of steel thanks tenontim for the link im going to have to use some of that stuff soon.

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#9 posted 07-11-2009 11:13 PM

$80 is an excellent deal – even if you had to replace the motor…looks like it has a nice swing notch from what I can see….I’m not good at rendering distances from photographs….but would assume that to be 16” or better fall with the notch? That makes for some decent sized bowls to be turned.

The motor has multiple pullies so can run at various speeds – great for doing very detailed work…and for sanding finishing work at the end of your turning. You might see about attaching a rheostat to vary the speeds when the belt is on one or the other pullies. All in all a very serviceable piece of equipment at a very good price. Nice find.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#10 posted 07-11-2009 11:51 PM

Have a great time with it.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 07-12-2009 12:37 AM

Great pickup!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 07-12-2009 03:39 AM

Great deal and excellent lathe!! As mentioned above, it is a whole new world of woodworking. Enjoy, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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