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Project by yakerjax posted 08-20-2007 03:45 AM 2568 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry everyone I tried and tried to get the pics of Randy’s lathe on the forum section with the questions I asked and could not figure it out.. I hope its ok I posted it here so you could see.. This is his $20 lathe he just got…
Then a couple shots of him practicing…

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#1 posted 08-20-2007 03:57 AM

hey nice lathe for 20 bucks. wish it was mine. lol. nice.

-- pat,ohio...

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#2 posted 08-20-2007 04:15 AM


-- David, Charlotte NC

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#3 posted 08-20-2007 05:20 AM

Pretty good price, you should get hundreds of dollars worth of enjoyment with it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 08-20-2007 10:03 AM

Nice lathe for the price. Heck, you can’t buy even one decent gouge for $20.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 08-20-2007 12:49 PM

awesome. Sure looks like fun

(re: pix, email Martin and he’ll catch the problem right away, I’m sure).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 08-20-2007 02:08 PM

Best thing about the pix is Randy using safety glasses. Hope he and you are having fun.

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#7 posted 08-20-2007 09:28 PM


I’m not trying to throw cold-water on your Lathe find; it’s decent.
The reason it was so inexpensive is the bed is flat steel rather than cast iron.
$20 is low; $50-60 for those isn’t unusual.
He’ll enjoy it but ya better start saving ‘cause when he gets the itch for bigger, heavier pieces he’s gonna need a lathe with a cast-iron bed.


-- Gary, Florida

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#8 posted 08-30-2007 05:49 AM

Get off the pine and start on the exotic’s, the smell is breath taking.

Dont be shy, get a 1k jet.

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#9 posted 08-31-2007 06:17 PM

20 dollars just bought you a ticket to the great slide called woodturning! Welcome aboard! Get a Nova DVRXP! LOL Kidding, good score and have fun. I’m a big fan of full face shields though. The first time you orbit something and it hits you in the teeth, you’ll wish the safety glasses were bigger.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 09-01-2007 06:30 AM

Looks like a Harbor Frieght brand lathe. He might want to invest in a full face sheild in the near future. This will keep the shavings out of his mouth and from going down his shirt. It will also protect his face should a piece fly off toward him. It looks like his practice is already paying off.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 12-07-2007 09:08 AM

Great find for $20.I have a small hobby lathe I spent $150.00 at Menards. Its 15”center to center and 6” from bed to center.Its good for small projects.I plan on getting a bigger lathe soon,turning is so addictive.Your always searching for new and different things to turn.LOL

-- Rick,Neoga,IL.

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#12 posted 04-24-2008 09:59 AM

Nice starter lathe for 20 bucks! Looks just like one I paid 70 dollars for about 15 years ago to do some basic spindles on a fire restoration job. Cool thing was, at that price I could job-cost it and not have to depreciate it for years to come. Have fun with it.

-- Evil can only thrive when good men do nothing.......E. Burke

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