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Forum topic by Bob42 posted 11-12-2010 02:39 AM 928 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-12-2010 02:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe chisel sander turning sanding resource

My neighbors father was talking about selling his old Craftsman lathe, so I checked it out. He was asking $300. I went to look at it thinking it was a high price but when I saw what he was offering it didn’t sound so bad. I got the bench, lathe, multiple turning chisels, sanding attachments and some small load of wood. Mostly pine, oak and some mahogany. I don’t have time now to use it and I must brush up on turning but I did try some small pieces and it work well.

The chisels do need to be sharpened and the unit checked and cleaned, all in do time. I am very happy to have it and can’t wait to use it. Being that it’s my friends father I didn’t feel comfortable talking him down. He can use the money. He also has other tools to sell in the future so I told him to call me first. I am open to you thoughts on the price.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#1 posted 11-12-2010 02:46 AM

Sounds like a pretty good deal. Do you have a picture of it? Turning is fun. Be sure your tools, gouges are sharp.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 11-12-2010 02:47 AM

Sorry, I don’t upload pictures well. I think this is it.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#3 posted 11-12-2010 03:06 AM

I think the big chisel in the middle is for timber frame work, if I’m not mistaken. Either wasy, it seems like a good deal. You might check and see if parts are still available.

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#4 posted 11-12-2010 03:22 AM

I agree with the large chisel, But it was included. Sorry for the bad pictures, I don’t know why they came zoomed. I’ll check with my son, a computer engineer, you think I should know how to do it. ; – )

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#5 posted 11-12-2010 03:26 AM

Looks like an older (but better) than my Craftsman lathe. My lathe has a round tube with a spline underneath for the tailstock to slide on. If I loosen it, it is hard to get it back where it was. Just don’t buy one like mine!

-- Wooster, Ohio

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#6 posted 11-12-2010 07:31 AM

I think I finally got this picture thing.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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