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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 479 days ago 611 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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479 days ago

I have a Delta 46-460 lathe. I want a bed extension for it, but it will be months before I can get one from delta.

These bed extensions are pretty universal, so I was wondering if any of you know which one from another brand would work and be the cheapest and available in a week or so. I have a commission piece waiting on this tool to complete.

Thanks.

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woodsmithshop

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#1 posted 479 days ago

I have the Delta 46-700, I could not find an extension, so I bought a Jet 1220 and extension, I am not sure what the difference is between the 460 and the 700.

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crank49

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#2 posted 479 days ago

Check Amazon?
I got an extension for my HF lathe on there; it was a Penn State extension, but like you said, they must be pretty universal.
I’d sell you mine if you think it would work. I’m moving and don’t really need it.

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TryAgain

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#3 posted 479 days ago

As in interim or perhaps long term option, consider making an extension out of hardwood. I added a 12” extension made of oak and maple couple of years back for my Delta 46-460. Mounts to the extension bolt holes at the end of the lathe and to my lathe bench. Have been happy with results … solid, well-aligned with lathe bed, accurate turning of longer pieces. Here are a couple of pics.

Tom

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RussellAP

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#4 posted 479 days ago

I found one here in KC and bought it.

Thanks guys.

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