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Forum topic by Xwoodeye posted 08-12-2013 07:07 AM 3620 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-12-2013 07:07 AM

I have this Walker Turner wood lathe but I haven’t turned in years. I don’t know if I should take it to the dump (which I don’t want too) or if anyone would want it. Its Model # is 5121 and serial# is 0000099. Is it worth anything to anyone?

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 11:18 AM

Where are you located?

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 12:07 PM

I would love a walker turner wood lathe!! Where is it?

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#3 posted 08-12-2013 02:07 PM

I am new at this so I hope my reply gets to You Don W. The walker turner lathe lives at Springwater NY.

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#4 posted 08-12-2013 02:12 PM

@coach—A bit far of a drive to justify driving over to pick it up.

@DonW—That’s a nice W-T lathe. Probably worth the 300 mile drive to pick it up. Hope you can save it from the dump.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#5 posted 08-12-2013 02:47 PM

Xwoodeye,my email is in my signature. What kind of shape is it in. If you look threw my blogs you’ll see I’ve restored almost every piece of equipment in my shop. Can you post or email some pictures. Does it currently run?

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#6 posted 08-12-2013 03:01 PM

The 5121 had a variable drive, a reeves system similar to the Yates American, the basic lathe is very sturdy
with not much that can go wrong. Some of these had a 1-1/8” 8 thread per inch headstock which is a
standard b-7 thread pitch, but is no longer common for most lathe accessories. Wish I were a few thousand
miles closer. Hope someone can save this old lathe.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 08-14-2013 05:21 PM

no response on my last email. Did it get lost in a spam filter?

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#8 posted 08-22-2013 12:40 AM

I need to thank John. I’m excited about this.

here is the back of my truck right now.

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#9 posted 08-22-2013 01:03 AM

Lucky devil. Gap bed, deco stand. Paint needs some work, but that’s no biggie. Nice score, Don.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#10 posted 08-22-2013 03:29 AM

Nice find, I hope you post pics when you get it restored. I am sure you got a better deal than I did on my 65.00. Rockwell 12 in lathe.

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