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Blog entry by tim higgins posted 12-26-2007 02:48 AM 655 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hello everyone, I’m new to the site and have been in woodworking/wood sales for the last 30 years. My specialty is using antique woods… longleaf pine, oak, chestnut or any different species that come through my business.

Currently looking for a lathe, one that has a dependable copying attachment with a minimum of 50” plus between centers. If anyone knows of one would appreciate the info. Tim Higgins

-- tim higgins

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#1 posted 12-26-2007 02:56 AM

Welcome aboard Tim. Glad you found us!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 12-26-2007 03:14 AM

Welcome glad to have you,I am sure you should be able ro find info that you need there are alot of turners here.I just getting into pens with a jet mini myself.


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#3 posted 12-26-2007 05:31 AM

Glad to have you with us Tim. If you ever want to sell some of that Chestnut, let me know.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 12-26-2007 11:37 AM

Welcome to LJ. You’ll like it here.

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#5 posted 12-26-2007 01:53 PM

Welcome, we are spread all over, have one thing in common. The name of the site tells the story. S/F


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#6 posted 12-26-2007 01:56 PM

I have a Grizzly with a copy attachment. Works great but it’s only 40” between centers.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#7 posted 12-26-2007 03:27 PM

I don’t know anything about lathes but welcome to the group.


-- Mark

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#8 posted 12-26-2007 04:13 PM

You don’t let us know where you are so pertinent info may not be what you get.

John C Campbell folk school sells its lathes at the end of the year. This year’s sale is over but, if you can wait that long, you might be able to get one next year.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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