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11-16-2009 10:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mortise mortiser benchtop jet trade mini lathe

I am looking to get into pen turning and currently lack the basic equipment. I am looking to trade my barely used Jet Bench Top Mortiser, with three chisles. I live in the Sacramento, CA area if anyone is interested. I prefer a Jet Mini Lathe and it needs to be in strong working order.

My mortiser is greatly under utilized in my shop and is basically still brand new. Picked up about a year ago and have used in maybe a dozen times.

Call if interested (916) 600-4395
Jef.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet - http://www.etsy.com/shop/RefinedPallet


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#1 posted 11-16-2009 11:19 PM

I wish I was in the Sacramento area, since I’ve got a mini lathe that has never been used. My father picked it up expecting to use it to make pens, but his hands gave out and he passed it along to me. It’s not a Jet, but apparently it’s a decent brand (I can’t recall). I sure could use a bench top mortiser.

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 11:33 PM

I will snap a pictrure of my mortiser tonight. Let me know what kind you have, Brand and model, about how much you think it weighs, and where you live (zip code only please). I would be willing to eat the freight to get my tool to you if you are willing to do the same. I think these would need to ship via UPS, or at least that is how I would send the mortiser.

I will post my picture tomorrow when I am back in the office.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet - http://www.etsy.com/shop/RefinedPallet

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#3 posted 11-16-2009 11:35 PM

I’ll snap a picture tonight and send the information to you tomorrow.

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#4 posted 11-17-2009 01:27 AM

I forgot that I needed to take my son home from school today so I had a chance to snap a quick picture. Also, just FYI: The shipping weight is about 55lbs which will run about $39 to ship to your area, a few dollars cheaper if it goes to a business address. I would think that it would be about the same to ship the lathe back my way.

My Mortiser is complete, including the three chisels. 1/4”, 3/8” & 1/2”.

My Mortiser

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet - http://www.etsy.com/shop/RefinedPallet

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#5 posted 11-17-2009 03:57 PM

I’ve included a couple of pictures of the lathe. It’s a Wilton 99177 and it doesn’t look like it’s been used much. What looks like rust on the rails is actually some sawdust. I’ll clean it up and apply a coat of paste wax before I send it. I’ve never used the lathe myself and I don’t know if my father used it either. It’s got all of the original parts and well as a roll of turning tools and a metal stand that I can ship separately if you want it. The weight of the lathe itself would come to about 55-65 pounds and the stand would probably weigh another 10-15 pounds at least. The price to ship it should be similar to the mortiser. I live in Champaign, IL at zip code 61821.

Lathe

Wilton Lathe

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#6 posted 11-17-2009 06:02 PM

My mortiser too has no rust but does have some sawdust spray. It can be removed very easily and I would apply a protective film before shipping as well.

OK, a few questions. Is this the variable speed model? I think that I see the speed knob on the left of the machine above the power switch. If yes we can keep talking.

I know that you say it has all the original parts but just to be sure. Do you still have the faceplates? And what about the spur center? I assume that the parts are in the bag above the roll of tools.

Now that I have 5 posts I should be able to communicate with you via private message for when (if) we both decide to move ahead and exchange addresses.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet - http://www.etsy.com/shop/RefinedPallet

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#7 posted 11-17-2009 06:12 PM

You are correct: this is the variable speed model. I’m pretty sure I still have the faceplates and center spur, but I’ll post some pictures of the contents of the equipment bag to let you know exactly what I have. Feel free to send me private messages at your convenience.

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