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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 10-21-2014 07:25 PM 631 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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3285jeff

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10-21-2014 07:25 PM

Does anyone know about a clark lathe,,,,i just seen one on you tube turning a pen and just though i would ask about this lathe,,,,actually i have never heard of it,,,any comments would be appricated


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#1 posted 10-21-2014 09:22 PM

Clark lathes are machinist lathes … you could turn wood on them, but not what they were intended for.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 10-21-2014 09:54 PM

If visit IAP will find a thread devoted to metal lathes.

http://www.penturners.org/forum/f166/

Most of those folks make their own components for kit less pens.

People have always converted metal lathes to turn wood, but not so common today. Many turners have both wood and small metal lathes.

Years ago could buy metal spinning tools as optional equipment for some wood lathes. You can still buy those tools and accessories but wood lathe vendors do not offer them today.

-- Bill

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