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Of course its a bat! Picked up this Delta midi lathe yesterday, seems to work well. I’m going to need more practice though! ha I normally wouldn’t have put this up, but I’ve been really busy at work lately and haven’t had a chance to be on here much





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molan

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#1 posted 291 days ago

Cool, You should try the Vampire killing Stake the wood whisperer did for further practice

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poospleasures

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#2 posted 290 days ago

It seems you are well on your way in this woodworking thing. Keep up the good work. Watch out or that lathe will try to take up all your time and money.

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

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Glen Peterson

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#3 posted 290 days ago

It’s great to have another turner in the ranks
Enjoy
Glen

-- Glen

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PaulLL

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#4 posted 290 days ago

Thanks guys,

Molan, I’m looking for the vampire stake podcast and don’t see it, but there is a spinning top one I’m downloading as we speak. I’ll check out his site for the stake, thanks! Going to see JeremyPringle on friday to get set up to do some pens!

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Craig Havran

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#5 posted 289 days ago

I second Glen’s welcome. As you know, this place is a great resource!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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thelt

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#6 posted 289 days ago

Good start, Paul. I hope you have many fun filled hours turning on your Midi Lathe. One caution about that lathe, Delta doesn’t support it for parts. I have one just like it. When the run capacitor burned out, I had to go to an electronic supply house with the old capacitor and get the replacement. Just a word of caution. The drive belt is available at http://www.ereplacementparts.com/vbelt-p-88608.html. Also if you don’t have the Owner’s Manual, I have it as a .pdf. If you want a copy just let me know. I’ll be happy to email you a copy. Other than that it is a good and sturdy lathe. Now go make some shavin’s. LOL

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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thelt

618 posts in 2014 days


#7 posted 289 days ago

Paul, is this the Vampire Stake podcast you are looking for?

http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/to-kill-a-vampire/

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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PaulLL

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#8 posted 287 days ago

Thanks for the tip thelt, I was hoping that the newer model of midi lathe would just use the same belt. Unless you’re saying they don’t even supply parts for their existing midi-lathe, 46-460 model. I’ve saved your link though, I managed to slip the belt once already, so I’m sure I’ll need a new one eventually!

And yes that was the podcast, I may have found and watched it while I was “working”, but keep that here! ha I’ll show off my stake as soon as I can!

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thelt

618 posts in 2014 days


#9 posted 287 days ago

Paul the belt for the 46-460 is different than the LA200. The LA200 parts are nonexistent thru Delta. I found that slipping is not the problem with the belt. The OEM belt seems to deteriote over time and will melt into the pulley grooves. Other than no support it’s a nice midi lathe. I have both lathes and I really like them, but parts support is another thing. Check my forum on this: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/32337. The below two links are some history on my experience with Delta.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/12603 & http://lumberjocks.com/topics/12371

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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