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Forum topic by peabody posted 2283 days ago 592 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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2283 days ago

I’ll start off by telling you guys that i love using the lathe, i have gotten pretty good at turning small bowls and pens and such in my schools wood shop. Here is the problem, school gets out in a couple of days and I am at a loss I do not have a lot of money and cannot afford more than a 200 or so dollar lathe but i would like a lathe strong enough to turn 6”-7” diameter bowls, any suggestions?

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#1 posted 2283 days ago

Look at Craigslist.com some good deals on tools are sometimes found there.

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#2 posted 2283 days ago

Check out Grizzly’s lathes. They are a good value for starting out. They may run more than $200 though. Check with your local wood turners club. They are usually willing to help out and there may be a member looking to upgrade and willing to part with their used lathe. Check out the American Association of Woodturners’ website for a listing of the nearest club: woodturner.org

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#3 posted 2283 days ago

I got one from Harbor Freight that is pretty decent. I don’t use it that often so I couldn’t tell you how long it will last though.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=45276

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