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AJswoodshop

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08-30-2012 12:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe

Turning is really fun, I do not have a lathe thou. From time to time, people let me use there’s thou. But I really wish I had a lathe that I could use anytime. I’ve been going to a lot of auctions this past month, hopefully I can find a lathe at a good price. But if I had to buy a lathe new, which one would you guys suggest? My budget is $400, and I don’t want a mini lathe. I want one that’s over 20’ long, and a disk sander on the side would be really nice. So send me some comments about your lathe.

Thanks!
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop


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mtenterprises

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 01:04 PM

Sorry I just cannot help myself, you want a 20’ long lathe oooo that a big one better plan on spending more than $400. No really $400 should get you a nice one to start with. You really don’t need anything fancy but good tools are a must.
MIKE

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AJswoodshop

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#2 posted 08-30-2012 01:09 PM

Not really, I really don’t have fancy tools, just ones that work for me. You could get a 40’ long lathe at HF for $140 with a sander on the side.

Thanks!
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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HalDougherty

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#3 posted 08-30-2012 01:20 PM

Check your local Craig’s List for lathes in the tool section. I’ve bought 4 and sold the first one I bought on Craig’s List. The last one I got was a G1495 Heavy-Duty Wood Lathe and the deal included the G2891 Copy Attachment as well as a bunch of other tools and accessories. The tools were almost new, but they had been setting a while and some rust had developed. About an hour with a brass bristle brush on my hand drill made short work of the rust and polished the exposed metal. How much did this lathe and duplicator cost… $200. The owner was selling his farm and moving to an apartment in town where he didn’t have any room for his woodworking shop.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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AJswoodshop

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#4 posted 08-30-2012 01:47 PM

That’s awesome! I’ll check my local craigslist!

Thanks
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 08-30-2012 02:21 PM

AJ
It seems like I’ve seen some good reviews on this lathe http://www.harborfreight.com/12-inch-x-33-3-8-eighth-inch-wood-lathe-with-reversible-head-34706.html
At $269 it seems like a good buy and it you use the 20% off coupon it’s only $216.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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AJswoodshop

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#6 posted 08-31-2012 02:54 PM

Jim,

Yeah, I’ve looked at this lathe before, one time I actually almost bought it. But didn’t have enough money, thanks Jim!

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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hairy

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#7 posted 08-31-2012 03:05 PM

A little food for thought: http://nealaddy.org/node/39

Good luck!

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 08-31-2012 03:53 PM

Your Welcome AJ
Like others have said Craigslist might be a way to go,but it’s going to be hard to get more features and a better price than HF. Perhaps someone could contribute some $$$ for a birthday or another holiday ?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Cosmicsniper

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#9 posted 08-31-2012 04:21 PM

40’ means 40 feet. That’s a BIG lathe!

40” means 40 inches. Just FYI. :)

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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