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Forum topic by woodworkerforchrist posted 454 days ago 500 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodworkerforchrist

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454 days ago

Wow you guys make some amazing things out of wood. I really like all you do with a lathe. I gotta save up for a lathe someday. Thinking of a mini lathe. Or is it better to just go with a fullsize? I would probably make mostly mugs, handles, salt pepper shakers, kalidescopes, mini bats, mostly small stuff. But bowls would be fun too!

-- Marty from MinneSNOWta


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Aristocraft

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#1 posted 454 days ago

I have a Delta mini lathe, and absolutely love it. It does have it’ limits but I have installed the extension so long pieces are not an issue. The size of bowl is limited. I will be, one day, moving to a full size lathe. So I think it all depends on what you will do on the lathe. When I picked mine up, I wasn’t sure how much I would use it so I went with the mini, cost main factor.
Since you are in Minnesota, I have a old craftsman lathe, if interested, you can have and that way you could see how much you would use it. It has a four jaw chuck, and it does work. Let me know if you would like it…..

-- http://www.aristocraftwoodworking.com --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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woodworkerforchrist

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#2 posted 454 days ago

Wow that would be great! I would be happy to buy it from you!(I should talk to my wife first:) I have a feeling I’d have fun with a lathe! Are you in Andover? Maybe I can swing by and look at it sometime. I grew up in Anoka. We are in Litchfield now 70 miles west of the cities. Thanks for the reply!

-- Marty from MinneSNOWta

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Rick M.

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#3 posted 454 days ago

If you think you’ll like turning you probably will because it’s like playtime for woodworkers. Those old Craftsman lathes are plentiful and very good lathes with a little tuning (if necessary). They use standard size attachments which is nice.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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Aristocraft

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#4 posted 450 days ago

I am in Andover, and as Rick stated, sometimes with the lathe it’s ‘fun time’ especially since you will start looking at wood different, start thinking – I could make….... out of that! I even find myself watching for wood along side of the road, looking at wood piles…. If you are up this way, come on by…

-- http://www.aristocraftwoodworking.com --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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