Ordered New Lathe Today

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Today I ordered a new JET JWL-1442VSK wood lathe. The dealer did not have one in-stock, but it is to be delivered from the distribution center on Friday per his promise.

I would like to thank ND2ELK for introducing me to The reviews and forums were a great help to me.

One of the reasons I chose this particular lathe is the accessories I have for my JET 1014 lathe are nearly all usable on the larger unit. My small lathe, which I have been using for three or four years, will be almost fully used as a sharpening/honing station for my carving tools. I use eight inch wheels, both paper with green compound and floppy with white. The hard felt wheel I have is used very little, primarily for heavier sharpening with emery paste.

After the new lathe gets to me I will give some feedback on setting up. etc. And I am really looking forward to larger turning projects.

-- Stan Curtis

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#1 posted 1821 days ago

look forward to more feedback

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1821 days ago

FYI, this is not a Review.

In the future please blog about your purchase and reserve the review area for feedback on the tools performance, Manufacturer’s customer support, and your all around dis/satisfaction with the tool.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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#3 posted 1821 days ago

Congratulations on your new lathe purchase! I have been looking at the Jet lathe and look forward to seeing what you an dother sthink of it think of it.think of itthink of itthink of itthink of itthink of it

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#4 posted 1821 days ago

Ok, then.

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#5 posted 1821 days ago

What a review! Based on this I should go and buy one today!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#6 posted 1821 days ago

congrats! this would make a GREAT blog!!!!

not sure where the “review” part in this review is…. ;)

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#7 posted 1820 days ago

Congratulations Stan on the new purchase. Pretty exciting to have bigger iron for bigger bowls. I just hope your enthusiasm on being connected to LumberJocks isn’t curbed by the barage of flames you sometimes see here if someone mistakenly posts in the wrong area. I’ll look forward to the “second” part of your review when you’ve had a chance to turn on the new lathe. Myself I’m waiting for Woodcraft to have another sale on the Nova 1624-44.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#8 posted 1818 days ago

Lighten up guys he’s new to the site by 6 days. He’ll find his way around soon enough. Stan, after you recieve your Jet, come back a write a review on what you think, was it easy to assemble, how does it run, and generally tell us if you’re satisfied. I think you made a good purchase and this is one of the best midprice lathes on the market. Welcome to LJs sorry I should have posted this on your home page.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#9 posted 1818 days ago

Looking forward to more as well. I haven’t stepped into the turning arena yet but have been watching closely the reviews. Jet seems to be a market leader.

Welcome, Stan!!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#10 posted 1818 days ago

You made a good choice, it’s a solid well built lathe.

-- Vince

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#11 posted 1817 days ago

I appologize for posting what apparently did not meet the requirements of a review. I was under the impression that the reasons for selecting a particular machine qualified as a review. Sort of an Einsteinian “Thought Experiment” to come to a conclusion. Look at the neccessary items, check the nice-to-have list, and cross-check diffent manufacturers.

Well, I have the machine now, and will shortly post a real review on assembly, quality, features, and perceived faults. That will be followed by some project reports. You see, I value LumberJocks too much not to learn my lessons.

Cheers, Stan

-- Stan Curtis

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#12 posted 1817 days ago

As said already…do not happens. LOTS of things to learn on a new forum…believe me, your not the first to post something in the wrong spot, nor will you be the last. Congrats on the new lathe and I look forward to reading your review and seeing what you make with it. Welcome to Lumberjocks !!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#13 posted 1817 days ago

Perhaps you could post a review on your old lathe and why you’ve decided to turn it into a sharpening station instead . I like to wait until I’ve owned and used a new tool for a while before posting a review about it , otherwise it’s kind of like just showing off a new toy. But anyway , welcome to LJs…You’ll like it here and certainly learn a whole lot more than just where to post a review ! LOL Have a great day : )

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#14 posted 1816 days ago

Hi Stan

Your new lathe looks great! When you have used it awhile you can go back and edit your old review if you want. I do not think you have to appologize for anything. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 1815 days ago

Howdy Stan!!..welcome to LJ’s!!..please post your review as soon as you can..I really want to know how this lathe works out for you..I don’t have a lathe as of yet..but I really need to get one soon but want to hear how you like it first.. Again..welcome to LJ’s!!

-- Randall Child

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