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Forum topic by lew posted 11-10-2011 12:37 AM 919 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lew

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11-10-2011 12:37 AM

He bought a new lathe, his lathe was poorly hurting and a new one was badly needed. Well, phase 1 of that mission has been completed. The problem now is, he is unable to lift it up onto his work bench. His neighbors are in the same straights as he is, as far as their physical condition. And he need his new lathe up and running asap. This guy has some Christmas gifts to make!

So, if anyone here lives in central Arkansas and would like to swing by his home and spend a couple hours to help him out and get this lathe set up he’d sure appreciate it. This is a good chance to rub elbows with a fellow Woodworker too! Or if you know of anyone, family or friends that live in central Arkansas that can swing by and help our him out, that would be great too! If your able to help, please drop me a PM or email me at thepatriotwoodworker@verizon.net.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.


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sedcokid

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#1 posted 11-10-2011 04:44 AM

Lew, sure wish I lived closer…. But Michigan is a bit far from Arkansas….. Sorry ;(
Sure hope you get some help!!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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GregD

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#2 posted 11-10-2011 05:21 AM

Glenn, whom I don’t know, is in Arkansas.

As for me, Houston is closer than Michigan, but still not so close.

-- Greg D.

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bubbyboy

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#3 posted 11-10-2011 05:26 AM

Harbor Freight sells 110v hoists pretty cheap maybe you could look at something like that mounted above the lathe to lift it, or maybe even a cable come-along would do the trick. Just thinking here, seeing as how I live near Disneyland so it would take me a few days to get there. When there is a will there is a way. Good Luck
Ron

-- I just don't understand. I have cut it 3 times and it is still to short.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 02:50 AM

I think a couple strong neighbors would be the way to go…of go to the high schools and get a couple football players.
I tried to lift mine with my HF lift and the lift was okay,but the head is the heaviest part and shifted the clamps I had on it and dropped it right on its head between the frame of my stand. I did not have anyone around so I lifted that head up out of there by my self and got it to rest on the frame.The spring that holds tension on the adjustable pulley got released in the fall and almost took my finger off when I picked it up off the floor. Luckily I found it and the keeper that got dislodged and the lathe works fine after all that.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Arlin Eastman

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#5 posted 11-21-2011 02:57 AM

Everything has been taken care of now. He has a guy to call when he needs help.
Arlin

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 11-22-2011 03:21 AM

Great, Arlin. I would not want that to slow down a woodworker!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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