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NEW (TO ME) LATHE - GENERAL 260

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Project by Dalehurst posted 07-26-2010 04:32 PM 6698 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello one and all.

Pictures of a recent purchase of mine. A General 260 Lathe with a 60 inch extension bed. Which makes for a 98” turning length. The unit came as well with a 4” riser kit and a 12” outboard plate. The unit was purchased in a adjoining province to mine. Not 100% percent sure on the history other than its 10-11 years old and as far as I can tell used “VERY VERY” little. Its has a 220 Volt 1.5 Horsepower engine and variable speed control from 375 to 3300 RPM.

Any questions or comments would be appreciated.

Thank You

Bruce





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 07-26-2010 04:51 PM

wow..the totem pole turners/carvers are shakin’ in their boots!

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Dalehurst

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#2 posted 07-26-2010 04:57 PM

HaHa

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BobCook

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#3 posted 07-26-2010 04:59 PM

Bruce:

Why not contact General Tool directly in Drummondville, Que. I’ll bet they can help fill in some blanks.
Good luck. This is a terrific purchase for you !!

All the best,

Bob (over in Cape Breton)

-- Bob, Cape Breton

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Roper

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#4 posted 07-26-2010 05:00 PM

OMG, if it turns out to be to much machine for you call me i can give it a good home. Just kidding , nice purchase, have fun.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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Dalehurst

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#5 posted 07-26-2010 05:03 PM

Thank You Bob!. Yes I was going to contact General as no manuals came with the unit or accessories.

Regards

Bruce

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#6 posted 07-26-2010 05:19 PM

Size really does matter!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 07-26-2010 05:25 PM

congrat´s with your new small toy
I´ll bett it will serve you well many many years
now we all look forward to see some real serius flying chips from you

Dennis

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Paul2274

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#8 posted 07-26-2010 05:52 PM

WOW!!! I could make 8 foot long dowels! Don’t know what I would do with them…. but I could make ‘em!!

Nice machine and a classic shop machine green too!

Paul

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Chris

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#9 posted 07-26-2010 06:39 PM

Paul, wouldn’t that be more like an 8 foot long tooth pick?

Very nice lathe there Bruce. It makes my Powermatic look like a toy.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 07-26-2010 06:49 PM

I’ll bet you can turn some neat pens with that. :-)

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

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longgone

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#11 posted 07-26-2010 06:49 PM

wow, you can make porch posts with that machine. What type of stuff do you normally turm?

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RonPeters

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#12 posted 07-26-2010 07:04 PM

That is some machine you have there!

Maple flag poles? A sailing ship mast?? ;-)

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#13 posted 07-26-2010 08:18 PM

Bruce, that is an awesome purchase!

I bought my 260VS new about the same amount of years ago, and it looks in about the same shape…I do not have the extended bed. Not enough time to use it to it’s potential.

Mine does have a small black knob for adjustment of speed, looks like yours has the same style as the 160’s.

Congratulations!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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mmh

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#14 posted 07-26-2010 10:43 PM

Comment: Woooooowww! That’s a really impressive and beautiful lathe!

Question: When can I come over and play?!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#15 posted 07-26-2010 10:49 PM

amazind looking lathe congrats

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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