|Forum topic by Chris Peroni||posted 09-29-2013 11:30 PM||2313 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
09-29-2013 11:30 PM
My lovely wife Sherri has some incredible friends. One of those friends just happens to be married to a professional and lifelong woodworker, Mark. Today, Sherri’s friend asked if I’d be interested in purchasing Marks old lathe, as he ended up buying another larger one. If I wasn’t interested in it the old lathe was going on Kijiji tonight. Naturally I jumped on the offer and when I heard he only wanted $50 for it I set into a rush to make space in my garage and then I drove straight to their home to pick it up!
As I stated in the title, I just can’t believe how generous Mark has been. Not only did I score a far better lathe than I ever expected to have for my first one, but he included the bench he made for it, and a set of 7 chisels. Fantastic!
I literally just got it into my garage a few minutes ago and I’m not sure where I will set it up at. The lathe can turn up to 14” width on the inside (& can turn on the outside as well), has 3’ of working length, 2 tool rests, and a multi-speed motor that runs great. $50!!
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