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Forum topic by Eric S. posted 01-12-2017 06:55 AM 397 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eric S.

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01-12-2017 06:55 AM

Well, I’m officially hooked now. I’ve had my Excelsior lathe for about 4 months now, and I decided to go ahead and buy a second lathe. Just got myself a Jet 1236. My only problem is that I want to keep the mini for pens, so now I need a place to fit the new one.

Here’s a pic of the new lathe, and here’s a shot of a cherry and zebrawood bowl I’m working on.

-- Why waste the money buying it, when I can spend twice as much on new tools, a week online researching new techniques, and a month building it.


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#1 posted 01-12-2017 07:03 AM

You can never have too many lathes. I’ve got four crammed in around the house and am always on the lookout for another one!

Cheers,
Brad

PS: Maybe one of these days I’ll make Rick and Jerry happy and actually get a chuck :)

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 01-12-2017 07:09 AM

I couldn’t live without my chuck. I’m actually really happy that this one came with a chuck. Now I can swap out my cole jaws and standard jaws more easily. Now I just need one more for my pen lathe.

-- Why waste the money buying it, when I can spend twice as much on new tools, a week online researching new techniques, and a month building it.

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#3 posted 01-12-2017 07:19 AM

I couldn’t live without my chuck.

Yeah, I hear that a lot…
Kind of makes you wonder how people got by for a couple thousand years without them :)
But so far, I haven’t found anything I can’t do without one.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#4 posted 01-12-2017 07:31 AM

If I didn’t have one, I’d learn to mount pieces without one, but I could say the same for a lot of things. I’m a decent horseback rider, but I still like having 315 horses under the hood of my truck. If you can get along without one, that’s great, but imagine how much faster you could work with one. I don’t like shortcuts that affect quality, but ones that have no downside, I’m all for.

-- Why waste the money buying it, when I can spend twice as much on new tools, a week online researching new techniques, and a month building it.

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#5 posted 01-12-2017 03:49 PM

Congratulations on getting another lathe.

Wow, that’s a pretty good looking piece you’ve got mounted. I’m not into segmenting at all, but the way you set this up, the growth rings highlight the bowl tremendously…. You have anymore pictures of it?

I thought you were going to say something about riding bareback as apposed to riding with a saddle. The truck comment is better.

I’ve given up on Brad on chuck use. He’s old school, and will never change, except for bearings….....Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#6 posted 01-12-2017 04:33 PM



Congratulations on getting another lathe.

Wow, that s a pretty good looking piece you ve got mounted. I m not into segmenting at all, but the way you set this up, the growth rings highlight the bowl tremendously…. You have anymore pictures of it?

I thought you were going to say something about riding bareback as apposed to riding with a saddle. The truck comment is better.

I ve given up on Brad on chuck use. He s old school, and will never change, except for bearings….....Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

Well, to each their own… I guess that’s what makes the world (lathe?) turn.

Thanks. Once I have the piece done, my wife will get shots of it in better light. My cole jaws aren’t big enough to finish the bottom, so I’m rigging up a wooden set to finish the bottom. I built that one to match a cutting board that I made that’s been insanely popular (I’ve done a few more in custom sizes). It’s cherry and zebrawood. Here’s the board that it was made to match.

-- Why waste the money buying it, when I can spend twice as much on new tools, a week online researching new techniques, and a month building it.

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#7 posted 01-13-2017 12:45 AM

Congrats on the lathe, I have a PM 90 and two more midi’s. That bowl does look special.

-- Bill R

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