A friend of mine is closing out his shop and GAVE me the above mini-lathe.
I turned a small spindle just for giggles as it was my first use ever with a lathe, turned out just fine.
Yesterday I tried another blank and whenever i put the tool to the wood the spindle stopped turning and it was all the way up (3700rpm). That was odd. Is it the 1/3 hp motor is that weak?
I was using a brand new Easy Tools rougher (the mini).
I’ll probably only use this for pens and other small items, but that was disconcerting.