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#1 posted 03-13-2012 02:44 AM

Hey, long time Jerry. Hows business, Im turning stuff away here. To your question. that is the very reason I have a lathe in my shop. It will open some doors for you and will surprise you as to what else it can do for you. Ive been able to replicate crown moldings in a radius, etc. That looks like a good machine there but when they say 60 inches long they appear to mean overall or so it looks in the pic. what is between centers is what counts. I can turn 60 inches with the bed extension on mine and that has come in handy a few times. Remember, you can turn small items on a large lathe but not the opposite. Also, using a duplicator is not what it appears it to be. They are very slow and a little time consuming to setup. I have used mine a dozen or so times so that paid for it. Good luck with it. JB

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