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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 10-30-2012 03:13 PM 826 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-30-2012 03:13 PM

Any of you guys who like to dally in metalwork looking for an upgrade? I was thinking of Purplev in particular. He might have to rearrange his shop again, though.

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

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#1 posted 10-30-2012 03:18 PM

Hmm…I’ve wanted to dabble in turning pens…

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#2 posted 10-30-2012 03:27 PM

Thanks Chuck, it would be nice to be able to turn sheet goods. now if only I could find a purpose for turned plywood sheets….hmmm…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 10-30-2012 03:35 PM

Holy Smokes !

I think you could turn destroyer propeller shaft segments with that baby!

Major “Tim Taylor” grunting going on here ! LOL

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#4 posted 10-30-2012 04:57 PM

That’s about the size of the lathe that I had 40 years ago. I bought it for $200.00 and got into phase converting to make it run.

It was a great lathe until I rolled the trailer in the medium of the highway when moving from North St. Louis to South St. Louis.

The insurance company paid for it so I gave it away when moving from South St. Louis to New Jersey. (I didn’t want to move it again)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#5 posted 10-30-2012 07:21 PM

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#6 posted 10-30-2012 08:36 PM

Just what I need for all these pen blanks I have.

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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#7 posted 10-30-2012 08:39 PM

Well, I’ve been wanting to turn a sequoia tree. Now I can do it.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#8 posted 10-30-2012 09:34 PM

How many Shoppe Gorillas do you need to turn that thing??? Very impressive!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 10-31-2012 01:22 AM

Purp, Turn the sheet goods to make cannon wheels. It is big enough to do the barrel too ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 10-31-2012 01:25 AM

How about this one jap?

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#11 posted 10-31-2012 01:56 AM

Woodwrecker – that would be perfect, now i can turn a propeller shaft for my boat !!!

-- Joel

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#12 posted 10-31-2012 03:36 PM

Or you can turn bathtub sized bowls using a jack plane


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