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Forum topic by Joseph Jossem posted 04-23-2012 05:53 AM 764 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joseph Jossem

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04-23-2012 05:53 AM

I got this lathe on trade for about $500 with the tools for turning.

Have to turn that leg tomorrow see what happens a friend is coming over to help.Worst case I shatter my window and the wife tells us beat it ….

IF we get stuck I will post for help…


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bill merritt

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#1 posted 04-23-2012 07:51 AM

Is it a Jet? Looks like one, even if it’s not you got a good lathe.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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nick85

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#2 posted 04-23-2012 11:25 AM

You have a band saw, so you may want to miter the edges off that blank to make it an octagon. It will save you a lot of time with the gouge, and make the piece much more stable while spinning.

That really is a nice machine, I’m pretty jealous, don’t know how long my little Craftsman twin tube will last… =S

-- "I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win."

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dhazelton

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#3 posted 04-23-2012 02:56 PM

WOW. I paid almost that for my little variable speed midi. Good deal!!! Probably rock solid with those legs, too.

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 04-23-2012 05:09 PM

That’s a steal!!!!

I agree with Nick about sawing the corners off first if you have a band saw.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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TrBlu

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 05:14 PM

You got a great deal. Congrats!!!

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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Joseph Jossem

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#6 posted 04-24-2012 12:57 AM

We got it figured out turned out nice.Cuban mahogany always a pleasure to work.My friend is good on the lathe.Another cuban bowl he just made.

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