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06-15-2017 04:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe wood turning

I found a Delta Double Duty lathe (“works perfect”) on Craigslist for $120. I’m new to wood turning. Would this be worth buying?


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#1 posted 06-15-2017 05:46 PM

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#2 posted 06-15-2017 07:37 PM

Seen one like this of E-Bay for $100 with free shipping!

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=2399

Not sure if same one you are talking about but depends upon what you want to do with it. If just starting out and want to do mostly spindle turning should be okay.

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=2399

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#3 posted 06-15-2017 08:01 PM



Seen one like this of E-Bay for $100 with free shipping!
- Wildwood

If you mean this one, it’s free local pickup.

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#4 posted 06-15-2017 08:13 PM

The 930 is rather robust and can easily handle risers to allow bowl turning. It has tapered roller bearings that run in an oil bath. it’s actually one of the better designed Delta lathe IMO.

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#5 posted 06-15-2017 11:47 PM

Thank you for your input and the info.

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#6 posted 06-16-2017 12:01 AM

There was more than one “Double Duty” lathe made by Delta… I can think of at least two – the 930 11” lathe that Rick mentions and the 955 which was an 8” lathe:

I seem to remember some others, but it’s fuzzy :) They used the “Double Duty” and “Triple Duty” names on a few of their machines back in the late 30’s/early 40’s. I believe they disappeared sometime around when they sold to Rockwell (ie: they were used when Delta was named the “Delta Specialty Company”).

Cheers,
Brad

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#7 posted 06-16-2017 02:29 AM




This one I picked up at a yard sale for $100.00.
It was fun to refurbish.
I figured it would be a good one to learn on before I bought a bigger one some day…

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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#8 posted 06-16-2017 02:38 AM

You can put spacers under the head and tail stocks for more swing.

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#9 posted 06-17-2017 09:17 PM

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#10 posted 06-17-2017 10:16 PM

I waited too long but will keep an eye out for another one.

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#11 posted 06-17-2017 10:20 PM

I waited too long but will keep an eye out for another one.
- Tiggu

Yet another victim of OWWM rule #5 :)

Cheers,
Brad

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