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Forum topic by darthford posted 12-17-2013 09:33 PM 1930 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-17-2013 09:33 PM

Oh yes I did buy a metal lathe for wood working! Grizzly G4003G Gunsmith’s lathe 12” x 36” 2HP 220v. Power feed and power cross feed.

For a long time now I have had it in my head to meld wood and metal together in wood working so this is my first tool for that purpose. Plus ever time I turn around I need a metal lathe for something and its been irritating not having one. ETA 3-5 business days, with any luck it will show up on Christmas Eve.

Here’s a Link if you want to check out the specs


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#1 posted 12-17-2013 09:47 PM

thats a decent lathe.

just make sure you know your limitations with turning wood on it and make sure you thoroughly clean the lathe after cutting wood on it (all the wood chips and dust/debris on the metal lathe and embedded in the oils is a no-no).

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 12-17-2013 09:49 PM

theres a youtube video of a guy with the same thing. he converted the halogen light to LED because of the heat. and he said that there are 2 different thread pitch gears for the lead screw. his came with the metric and grizzly sent him the SAE.. if you youtube the model lathe your showing, he will pop up and you can hear what he said. (I’m no gun smith, and only played with a metal lathe in high school haha. )
just wanted to throw that out there so you check yours before cutting into something expensive and its a simple fix/change.

Nice lathe from what i have heard and read.

-- David Henley

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#3 posted 12-17-2013 10:03 PM

Thanks dahenley I viewed that video and a few others yesterday. I have run metal lathes with 3 foot diameter chucks so I can handle this little guy. ;-)

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#4 posted 12-17-2013 10:04 PM

Duplicate

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#5 posted 12-17-2013 10:09 PM

Hope ya have a strong back when it comes time to set that beast. Good level floor?
Now I know who to turn ( no pun intended ) to when I need some metal work done. :)
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#6 posted 12-17-2013 11:09 PM

Bill I’ll let the Kubota tractor do the lifting ;-)

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#7 posted 12-17-2013 11:10 PM

You can now make your own cabinet hardware, uniquely your own designs, for door knobs, and with a milling attachment for the crosslide, you can mill out your own door handles and such.

Have fun with your new lathe.

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#8 posted 12-18-2013 02:53 AM

That’s the idea hobby1, imagine layers of wood and brass sandwiched together and turned into a handle or spindle or a decorative dowel with a brass center. I remember reading a wood working magazine dang maybe 20 years ago or more where a guy had built a piece of furniture using .925 silver, as I recall this landed him on the front cover and he won some contest. I’ll put my thinking cap on, it should be interesting to see what I can come up with.

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#9 posted 12-18-2013 04:12 AM

Get at it Darthford, congrats on a fine lathe!

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#10 posted 12-18-2013 04:23 AM

Darth I’m always jealous of you, you’re always buying all the stuff I want and can’t afford right now. I’m hoping I’ll be able to buy all the toys you have when I hit around 40 or so when the mortgage is gone and all my other bills are done and I can just concentrate on filling my retirement coffers yearly.

Congrats again on yet another tool I’m jealous of lol.

-- Nick, "Choking to death on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover." - JG

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#11 posted 12-18-2013 06:07 AM

lol UpstateNYdude yeah being 50’ish has its privileges. I’m taking a break from machine buying now for sure. The lathe will be a money pit for a while buying tooling and tool holders.

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#12 posted 12-18-2013 05:10 PM

Wow Grizzly shipped it out the door yesterday, place order at noon boom on a truck heading my way!

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#13 posted 12-18-2013 06:03 PM

Wow, that’s better then Amazon and UPS….
I bought something last week and the package was delivered to North Carolinaand has been there since the 11th…. I called today and all they could say is they are 3 days behind and they worked a little extra Saturday to help speed things up….

Hope your lathe doesn’t go through that hub haha

-- David Henley

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#14 posted 12-18-2013 10:02 PM

dahenley…dude UPS freight called me about an hour ago to schedule delivery for tomorrow morning! Now that’s fast they will have it at my door within 48 hours of placing my order.

Plus Mr. wise guy UPS freight driver won’t be able to razz me about not having a lathe anymore I shut him up but good with this one!

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#15 posted 12-21-2013 07:30 AM

Touchdown! Arrived safe and sound, no damage that I can see. It almost didn’t happen, UPS Freight truck arrived with a busted lift gate, they almost had to send a repair team out.

The lift gate was about half deployed and stuck, suggested the driver rev the motor while I worked the switch, it took a few minutes but it finally lifted up. He wheeled the crate out onto the lift gate then it wouldn’t go down, Up went up and Down went up or it beeped as if to say stop pressing me lol. Then out of the blue the lift gate rapidly descended to the ground without any help from the driver dang. He was NOT happy. Then he couldn’t get it back up and hooked to leave. I felt sorry for the guy it was freezing cold out.

Anyway here’s some pics, the stands look dinky I thought maybe this lathe isn’t that big…wrong it’s huge! lol

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