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Forum topic by Gonecrazy posted 02-20-2012 04:34 AM 1297 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2012 04:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: delta midi la200

Well ive been wanting to try my hand at turning for a while now but i couldnt see putting out what little funds i have for all the stuff needed to get started ….. Well yesterday while stalking craigslist i came across a deal that to me seemed way to good of a deal to pass up …. for $250 this is what i came home with …..
Delta shopmaster midi lathe la200 with bed extension
a couple chucks
Delta low speed dual wheel grinder for sharping lathe tools
5 piece set of Crown wood turning tools (the ones rockler sells in the set)
3 piece set of some China made turning tools
a nice little box of pen blanks (some realy nice pieces of wood in it)
6 slime pen kits
a pen press
sanding rolls and pads
a bunch of madrels,drill bits, bushings etc (a whole small tool box worth of stuff)....
basicaly everything you need to start turning and finish some realy nice pens

Now the bed of the lathe did have some minor surface rust on it along with some of the turning tools but nothing a little wd40 and a cloth didnt take care of (didnt even need to scrub it to make it come clean)

With all that said can this be called a gloat …. a hell of a deal …. a good deal .. or dam bro you got screwed?...

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#1 posted 02-20-2012 04:36 AM

I would say you did okay, now you just have to get yourself a chuck and you should be to turn anything.

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 04:37 AM

Sorry edited it after ya read it … it came with 3 chucks

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#3 posted 02-20-2012 05:07 AM

I think pictures are in order.

Sounds like a good deal. I’ve been wanting to get a lathe but I’m waiting for the perfect lathe to go on the Classifieds.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#4 posted 02-20-2012 06:19 AM

That sounds like an amazing deal. depending on the chucks, they can run you close to $200 a piece! Big time score. Well done!

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#5 posted 02-22-2012 04:16 AM

well i did try to get pics but it seems my card reader on my comp is fried …/sigh … but i check craigs list and he still had the listing up with pics of some of the stuff i goty …

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#6 posted 02-22-2012 04:24 AM

Good deal. You can sell off some of the stuff on ebay and
come close to getting the rest for nothing.

I do that often with used machinery buys.

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#7 posted 02-22-2012 04:25 AM

You might want to make sure all the WD-40 residue is removed from the bed. The woodturner I know is adamant about not having any trace of wax, oil or grease that could lead to tailstock slippage.

Looks like a nice bundle of tools for the price though.

-- See my work at and

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 04:27 AM

Congrats, you did well.

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