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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 12-26-2012 03:31 PM 1397 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-26-2012 03:31 PM

...And then I saw this on eBay:

A “Holtszapffel” turning set, with a starting bid of $3200. There were no takers, perhaps it will be listed again.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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#1 posted 12-26-2012 03:35 PM

That’s a lot of turning

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#2 posted 12-26-2012 03:49 PM

PK,
I bet you would have bought if this was included. Holtszapffel manufactured these. Sold many of them.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#3 posted 12-26-2012 04:36 PM

Thanks, DonW! I don’t know how I’d ever get my money’s worth out of such an extensive set of tooling. JimC: Wow.. brass? never knew such a thing existed! Was this machine intended for metalworking? I like it!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#4 posted 12-26-2012 05:01 PM

I cannot imagine how ALL of those tools would ever be justified.

But, I can poopie bidding on it… and adding them to his collection (warehouse)... LOL

Hope you eventually get them, poopie…

Good Luck.

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#5 posted 12-26-2012 05:23 PM

It was built for ornamental turning in the 1800’s in England.

Check this out and enjoy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holtzapffel

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#6 posted 12-26-2012 05:23 PM

I wonder if Harbor Freight would carry them.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#7 posted 12-26-2012 05:28 PM

Here’s another one.

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#8 posted 12-26-2012 06:59 PM

Dang! Looks more like clock works than a wood lathe. Can’t EVEN imagine getting that puppy all mucked up with shavings.
Bill

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#9 posted 12-26-2012 07:48 PM

Just think of buying it without instructions! HA!

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#10 posted 12-26-2012 08:47 PM

All right….I’m getting more and more curious by the minute, thinking about Holtszappfel tools and machines…

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#11 posted 12-26-2012 09:31 PM

again, they look expensive :-)

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#12 posted 12-26-2012 09:50 PM

Don, they don’t just LOOK expensive…. :D

If you look around you can find some VERY cool ornamental work done on these. They do a lot more than just “make round”. I suspect that owning one would be a lifetime endevour.

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#13 posted 12-26-2012 10:25 PM

I love ornamental turning mostly carried out by the gentry including a few kings and Queens.Those old lathes make top notch prices and were all registered so that you can find out even today who placed the original order for these tools.Alistair

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#14 posted 12-27-2012 03:59 AM

Nice!

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#15 posted 01-14-2013 04:27 AM

Don’t hold your breath, It will probably end up in a mm. Rose Engine kits are available for 3,4-5 figure prices and I believe at least one person is taking orders for compleet machines in the low 6 figure range. One can build their own as well. The internet can show you examples of people who have and are building now. Ornamental turning is not limited to Rose Engine work and Indexed work can be done with some existing wood lathes. An inexpensive indexing plate added to the spindle before threading on a chuck or faceplate will provide a starting place for others. From my knowledge standpoint nearly all Ornamntal work is very dependent on specilized equipment and as little of it is curently available and affordable, Anyone interested in persuing these lines should plan on building as much as they can.

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