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PASs

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703 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: lathe powermatic duplicator lathe duplicator turning question arts and crafts

Jocks,
Got enough saved up to get a Powermatic 3520B with 50” extension.
But I can’t find a duplicator to fit it.
Seems the ones the Woodcraft sells are made for the smaller lathes.

Anyone got a bigger lathe duplicator or leads on where to look?

Thanks.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."


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#1 posted 703 days ago

That is one heck-of-a hunk-a-hunk-a lathe. Congrats, and good luck findin what yer lookin for.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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rum

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#2 posted 699 days ago

I’ve spent some time eyeballing the Vega duplicator which is reported to work with the 3520 but haven’t been able to justify the cost. http://www.vegawoodworking.com/ Not cheap but then you’re getting a nice lathe so :P

I’ll probably make a pattern copier first if I eventually get annoyed enough at doing it by hand (I don’t do a huge number of spindles so so far..).
http://www.woodturnersamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46:how-to-make-a-pattern-copier-&catid=38:basic-turning-tools&Itemid=53

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#3 posted 699 days ago

Rum,
Thanks for the info….I joined Woodturners!
Looks like a nice site for lathe jockeys.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#4 posted 699 days ago

Wow, that Vega is pricey. Congrats on a very nice lathe.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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