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#1 posted 01-25-2013 10:12 PM

If looking for a company that turns golf club wood shafts checkout folks that turn baseball bats for the big leagues. Do not know of company that turns just golf wood shafts club on their CNC wood lathes.

Regular long bed wood lathes may not have the distance between centers to turn a spindle 45” to 48” even with a bed extension. When looking at lathe specs have to take into account drive center or chuck in headstock and live center in tailstock. My lathe Jet 16” x 42” lathe has an optional bed extension available but cost too high for me. have no idea of actual distance between centers, never measured.

If doing a lot of wood shafts would buy an aftermarket copying attachment from Vega.

If want to buy lathe and copier together look here:

New Vega lathes not cheap plenty of used ones out there if look hard enough can be had for less than 75% new. Have seen used vega lathes with copiers selling in $1,000 to $1,500 range. Vega will provide a lot of help even on lathes out of warranty.

If want to see more lathes do a google image search for copying wood lathes or CNC wood lathes.

-- Bill

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