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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 06-28-2013 07:11 PM 898 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieM1958

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06-28-2013 07:11 PM

Check out this bad boy I found on CL

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


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Mauricio

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#1 posted 06-28-2013 07:23 PM

Nice!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#2 posted 06-28-2013 07:29 PM

Real nice metal lathe!

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#3 posted 06-28-2013 07:34 PM

My wife would destroy me…then ask me to make her a salad bowl.

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#4 posted 06-29-2013 01:20 PM

That’s a nice one, Charlie. Are you interested in it?

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 06-29-2013 01:29 PM

IMHO, I don’t believe that I would pay quite that much. We had three lathes in our machine shop and I got every one of them except one from auctions. The one not bought at an auction was bought from a dealer whose company was a one man show. He bought it at an auction himself. I haven’t bought a lathe in a while but usually you could get some nice deals. In fact, most every machine that I had in my machine shop was bought at auctions and they were all good machines.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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REO

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#6 posted 06-29-2013 01:38 PM

don’t let them fool you. this could possibly make a fantastic wood lathe as well. the duplicater is almost there with a power feed. the steady will work for wood spindles with the modification of skate wheels. A banjo is easy to make for using typical lathe tools. It has a bearing spindle instead of babbit so it will take speed. it might be a bit noisy because of gears headstock gears. Looks like it as forward and reverse and a variable speed control. For large platters and bowls it can go slow mechanically and it is already heavy. what more is there to ask for!

a lower price for sure and it is 3 phase. some of the wood lathes offered now have less and cost twice as much!

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IrreverentJack

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#7 posted 06-29-2013 01:59 PM

It looks beautiful. Flat black and gold works for me. You’d need to know if it spent time underwater and if it was just a liquid (paint) overhaul. -Jack

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#8 posted 06-29-2013 02:08 PM

I paid $500 for my 13” 1952 Regal, but it didn’t come with a steady rest. I’d pay 12-1400 for that lathe, but not 3K, and only if he could power it up and show that everything works the way it should.

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 06-29-2013 02:39 PM

I have no interest in anything that big…. I just posted it because I thought it was a cool old tool.

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

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Wildwood

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#10 posted 06-29-2013 03:28 PM

For just a few more dollars, could have this lathe:
http://www.powermatic.com/Products.aspx?Part=1352001

If buy from these folk get free shipping and they put it where you want it free too!
http://www.amazon.com/Powermatic-1352001-20x35-Inch-Digital-Readout/dp/B000BX1JPQ/ref=sr_1_1/185-2738082-0213219?ie=UTF8&qid=1372519491&sr=8-1&keywords=powermatic+3520b

Normally metal lathes make poor wood lathes.

-- Bill

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kdc68

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#11 posted 06-29-2013 05:43 PM

How about this Powermatic ?

900lbs plus…3hp…1 or 3 phase…. 220v

http://www.powermatic.com/Products.aspx?Part=1794224K

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Wildwood

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#12 posted 06-29-2013 08:59 PM

OMG, bet cannot buy that Powermatic 4224B WOW lathe for $4,000!

-- Bill

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