LumberJocks

Free Delta Lathe

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by TTF posted 09-22-2015 04:16 AM 1028 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View TTF's profile

TTF

154 posts in 3141 days


09-22-2015 04:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe turning

A friend of mine was given this lathe a couple of years ago from a guy who used it once. The bowl he was trying to turn is still on it. My friend never used it, so he gave it to me this week.

It’s a Delta 46-701

He also gave me the mobile stand and about $250 worth of turning tools.

So I guess I scored this week. Now I need to learn how to use it.

If any of you have this lathe, maybe give me your impression of it.

Thanks,
Troy

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur


13 replies so far

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

8162 posts in 2540 days


#1 posted 09-22-2015 04:19 AM

Congratulations on your lathe Troy!

Get yourself a full face shield when you can ;)

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

4873 posts in 2167 days


#2 posted 09-22-2015 04:26 AM

think of a type of turn…...then
somthing a vacuum does….put them together
and you will have the generic reply usually provided for these type of posts

Tee hee !!

enjoy your lathe!!

-- Regards Robert

View TTF's profile

TTF

154 posts in 3141 days


#3 posted 09-22-2015 04:36 AM

Yup – need to buy a face shield.

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

View TheTurtleCarpenter's profile

TheTurtleCarpenter

1032 posts in 1029 days


#4 posted 09-22-2015 05:51 AM

Nope, you need to buy that friend a Steak dinner and a jug of Shine.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

View Woodknack's profile

Woodknack

11478 posts in 2343 days


#5 posted 09-22-2015 07:04 AM


If any of you have this lathe, maybe give me your impression of it.
- TTF

Sorry I don’t do impressions, my training is in psychiatry.

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

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

4901 posts in 3924 days


#6 posted 09-22-2015 12:10 PM

Just so you know….....THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LATHE!!!!
Wait until you get the sharpening stuff, the finishing stuff, the stuff that fits the other stuff, the stuff polisher.
Then, and only then, will you understand the true meaning of FREE.
All kidding aside, enjoy the lathe, and be careful.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

View Tennessee's profile

Tennessee

2860 posts in 2478 days


#7 posted 09-22-2015 12:22 PM

That is an upgraded version of the old four speed Delta lathe that was usually called a “school lathe”.

Fairly rugged and should be fine for someone starting out.

But Bill is right. I’m not even usually a lathe guy, and my Powermatic takes up less room than all the tools, attachments, sharpening systems and other stuff I needed to complete my “lathe”.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

View JoeinGa's profile

JoeinGa

7735 posts in 1970 days


#8 posted 09-22-2015 03:51 PM

Robscastle hinted at it, but PLEASE …allow me to be the first to say

YOU SUCK !!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

5400 posts in 2229 days


#9 posted 09-22-2015 04:06 PM

Yeah, I’ll say you scored. I also agree with Joe…You suck! Enjoy that lathe.

View TTF's profile

TTF

154 posts in 3141 days


#10 posted 09-22-2015 04:16 PM

Well – it’s nice to be officially initiated into Lumberjocks.

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

View oldnovice's profile

oldnovice

6757 posts in 3331 days


#11 posted 09-22-2015 11:59 PM

Well we all heard this before, what turns around … is a lathe!

Nice freebe indeed! Looks almost unused, because, as you said it was unused.

Just curious though, if it isn’t new and wasn’t really used, what is it?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

View TTF's profile

TTF

154 posts in 3141 days


#12 posted 09-23-2015 12:38 AM

Old Novice – slightly broke in.

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

View daddywoofdawg's profile

daddywoofdawg

1028 posts in 1538 days


#13 posted 09-23-2015 05:29 AM

YOU SUCK!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com