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Forum topic by Dustgineer posted 10-10-2014 09:18 PM 807 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-10-2014 09:18 PM

Ordered my Grizzly G0694, thanks to scotterman and his soon-to-be-expiring coupon and it arrived at the local moving company a week ago. (Grizzly does not offer lift gate service for this lathe, so I had to improvise.) I had it delivered to the moving company, which has a dock and forklift. Then I built the mobile base for it and, with the help of 2 moving guys and a friend, picked it up off of the shipping pallet and set it on the mobile base. Then my friend and I were able to wheel it onto a U-haul truck via the ramp and unload it at home the same way. I’m very happy with this lathe so far, but I have only examined the tolerances and tested turning the outside of what will be a spalted maple vase. I will hopefully finish the vase this weekend and post pics of it and some bandsaw boxes I made recently.

I can move the lathe around with one hand even though the combined weight of the lathe and base is about 800 lbs. I will be adding drawers for tool storage on the lathe between the metal shelf and the mobile base which will add another 100+ lbs when full of chucks, jaws, chisels, etc. If I’m turning a big blank, I can lower the rubber feet on the leveling casters to dissipate vibration.

Anyone else out there have this lathe?

Thanks for looking!

-- Jim, Denton, TX

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#1 posted 10-10-2014 10:06 PM

Looks like a bear good luck with your new lathe!

Sorry no do not have that lathe. Cannot wait to see what you turn on that bad boy.

-- Bill

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#2 posted 10-13-2014 02:23 PM

Thanks Wildwood. I’m still gettting it set up and becoming familiar with using it. I turned a small vase this weekend, but it’s not up to my standards. Not bad for a first attempt, but hopefully I will have some time this week to turn something worth posting a pic of.

-- Jim, Denton, TX

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