Hello all not much of a poster, but I do enjoy reading through the forums and have learned a bunch. My purpose for this post is to inquire about an Oliver wood lathe.
I am an avid woodworker( very new to wood turning), recently retired from law enforcement and have more time on my hands. Some time ago, I purchased a mini lathe for my 12 year old son and have discovered I really enjoy it. Problem is I want to get into turning larger projects but am limited with the lathe we use now. I have found an Oliver lathe on CL for $500. From what I can read from the picture of the plate it looks like the mdl # is 167. I have tried to look up information on the internet, but not much was found. The seller is not very helpful only bc he inherited the machine and not a turner. My questions are as follows if anyone can help out. Is the lathe worth the money if it is all in working order? I’m told it works “fine”. What is the capacity, horsepower and any other important information I should be wary about. Thanks in advance.