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New tool gloat! :)

by harriw
posted 08-14-2017 04:11 AM


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Woodknack

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#1 posted 08-14-2017 05:33 PM

You suck. Nice deal.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 08-14-2017 06:16 PM

Nice! and you do suck!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 08-15-2017 01:51 AM

LOL, just got one myself a Rikon 70-100 had to order a belt but everything else is ready to use now.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Gilley23

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#4 posted 08-15-2017 02:14 AM

One Heck of a package deal!

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harriw

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#5 posted 08-15-2017 04:17 AM

Thanks guys! It’s quite a bit smaller than I’d been looking for, but a buddy convinced me to start with a smaller lathe, and get used to catches, etc. there rather than starting out on something big that will throw things across the room. And at any rate, both the headstock and tailstock on this one have a Morse Taper #2 (with a 1×8 thread on the headstock), so ALL the accessories that came along with this one should transfer to a larger lathe easily if/when I’m ready.

Woodbutcher – that’s more the size I had in mind – I was looking for at least 12” swing for bowls and such. But this one should keep me happy for quite some time I imagine :)

-- Bill - Western NY

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Clarkie

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#6 posted 08-15-2017 10:41 AM

Nice little lathe. I had one for awhile, the original cost was over 2,000.00. The one thing that bugged me, I have arthritis in my hands, was the tool rest. If I was going to keep it much longer I would have gone with a straight roll tool post, that little lip annoyed my fingers for some reason. They no longer make that particular model, nice find.

Have fun, make some dust. I apologize for the upside down picture, usually someone straightens them for me.

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RichCMD

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#7 posted 08-15-2017 12:43 PM

I’d say you did pretty well. Nice setup to get you started.

-- Ride the bevel!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 08-17-2017 04:45 AM



Thanks guys! It s quite a bit smaller than I d been looking for, but a buddy convinced me to start with a smaller lathe, and get used to catches, etc. there rather than starting out on something big that will throw things across the room. And at any rate, both the headstock and tailstock on this one have a Morse Taper #2 (with a 1×8 thread on the headstock), so ALL the accessories that came along with this one should transfer to a larger lathe easily if/when I m ready.

Woodbutcher – that s more the size I had in mind – I was looking for at least 12” swing for bowls and such. But this one should keep me happy for quite some time I imagine :)

- harriw

Got mine for $50….......................

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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