|Forum topic by pete57||posted 05-18-2012 01:04 AM||1249 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-18-2012 01:04 AM
I live in Felton, PA just north of Baltimore. I make Windsor Chairs and other small period projects. I have a nice new Jet VS 1220VS. What I need is someone close with a lathe that has a swing of at least 7.5 inches. I need to turn some poplar stool seats to have around the shop and for a couple friends. I have made a couple with 12 inch seats and they just do not look quite right after seeing the bigger ones.
I realize that folks do not want to let others use their machines and I am the same way. I am willing to barter for the seat turning and I will have all seat blanks cut to circles and I will mount my threaded flange on all of them and as we get done it will be ready for the next circle. I will only need three at this time.
You know it seems to me that whenever I get close to getting that Powermatic 3520, something comes up. Anyone else out there like that? The bad thing is that when I first came close to the purchase of the nice big lathe of my dreams it sold for $2,100.00 now that same machine goes for $4,000.00 without the shipping!!
By the way tools are going up but my paycheck has been the same for a while now.
-- Humble Wood Servant