|Forum topic by Woodhacker||posted 2050 days ago||1293 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
2050 days ago
I currently have a Jet mini variable speed lathe that I use mostly for pen turning and other small items. I really like this lathe for small stuff but when I try to turn something 4-5” or more in diamenter there doesn’t seem to be much torque there. In addition to my Jet mini, I’ve accumulated a Oneway talon chuck, several sorby drive/live centers, Crown PM & Sorby turning chisels, and a MT2 1/2” chuck.
I’m getting fairly serious about a full size lathe. I’d like to start turning peppermills, bowls, candle holders, maybe goblets, round boxes, walking canes, vases, etc.
I’ve done a few LJ searches for “lathes”, “lathe purchase” and read several postings, comments/advice.
I”ve not set a definite price range yet, but lately I’ve been looking at the Jet JWL-1642-2EVS, 16” x 42” EVS PRO, and the Tecknatool Nova DVR. I’m curious if there are any LJs that have experience with either of these.
-- Martin, Kansas