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09-25-2009 03:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe turning question

I have a very old wood lathe.. its a 4 ’ Delta Rockwell Not sure of the year.
Catalog # 46-460
Serial # 1341103
I dont have any turning tools , no tool rest, no tool rest mount ? or a drive spindle ( 5/8 D )
I have an old tail stock.
Before I go out and purchase new equipment , I would like to see if anyone has any of these items for sale at a lower cost, or trade.
Or know of a place to purchse used lathe equipment…I used a lathe before in high school ,and would like to try this one …

any help will be benificial …
mark smaltz
Nokesville Va

-- ~ Mark Smaltz Tech Ed Teacher , Nokesville Va ~

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#1 posted 09-25-2009 05:05 PM

try craigs list AND. don’t overlook home auctions. I recently got 17 R.Sorby turning chisel, a supra nova chuck, four calipers etc at an estate auction.Ifind that by going several hours before the auction lets you look at your leisure and if theres nothing of intrest saves you from coming back and fighting the crowd. It also gives you time to look up prices on new or strange products and determine how much you are willing to spend on what ever you are looking at.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#2 posted 09-25-2009 09:14 PM

If I can add another hint to the auction route, during the preview, if you see something you like, and once you have done a bit of price research, leave an absente bid so you don’t need to spend all day there waiting for one or two lots to come up. Just let the organizers know what your max bid will be and they bid on your behalf. Works a charm!

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#3 posted 10-09-2009 03:55 AM

Near where I live there is a good sized used tool shop that sells and buys everything from utility knives to 20 ton hoists and everything using electricity you could think of. I bought an old Craftsman wood lathe with all the parts and mounted on a 42” bench with drawers for $110. I don’t use that one anymore and will probably take it there to sell back.

-- John

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#4 posted 10-09-2009 11:39 AM

Don’t forget ‘Ebay.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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