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#1 posted 11-04-2012 10:25 PM

Bill, Thanks for the link to Eddie’s site…prices look good to me! I’m still waiting to see how long my FIRST set of carbide cutters will last…but something says stock up now…

Ken, that Oliver is insane! :)

^My dream lathe for bowls…Vicmarc with 3hp…claims to hold 500 pound blanks…heavy on the pocketbook, however, around $8000…

Shane, you can definately get going for a grand! How good are ya at sharpening chisels? I see sets of vintage turning chisels on fleaBay all the time dirt cheap…I mean, $20+ shipping for a handful of old rusties…they just need some TLC! And, if you are willing to get by without fancy features…like indexing of the head stock, or VS…you should see lathes at Woodcraft or Rockler for less than $500. Just add fancy jaws or chucks later as you can afford.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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