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    Christmas Early

    Well I guess I must be the last one with a C-man/Palmgren 15" lathe. The motor went out and I am not fixing it again. It will get a nice burial at the metal yard Friday. So went to Denver yesterday to pick up my Christmas gift that the LOML already had paid for. Didn't realize that she had called Woodcraft or Rockler in Denver in which Rockler had one in stock. She told me she had called as soon as she found out that the C-man went down and that I was looking at the Jet 1220 VS. I must say there is no comparison. This thing is sweet, quiet, and smooth. Speed control is smooth. Points on livecenter and drive center are dead on up/down and side to side. I am going to give it a go after lunch and turn a bottle stopper to see how she preforms.
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    Bernie W.

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    Aw, c'mon now Bernie...admit it. You've gonna miss that loud humming sound, and cranking the knob as far as possible trying to slow things down a bit more, and taking it apart regularly to fix something.

    Congrats on the new lathe, Bud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Aw, c'mon now Bernie...admit it. You've gonna miss that loud humming sound, and cranking the knob as far as possible trying to slow things down a bit more, and taking it apart regularly to fix something.

    Congrats on the new lathe, Bud.
    Thanks. Not a chance my friend that I am not going to miss that. This Jet is so quiet. Nope sorry, ain't missing it.
    Bernie W.

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    Congrats! Looks like a definite keepHER. Congrats on the lathe too!
    Darren

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    Bernie, congratulations on the new Jet mini. Same one I have and I love it.
    Please make something nice so I know mine is capable of it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Townend View Post
    Bernie, congratulations on the new Jet mini. Same one I have and I love it.
    Please make something nice so I know mine is capable of it.
    Frank check out the bottle stoppers I made today on it. Easy to make and sell well.
    Bernie W.

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    Congratulations Bernie looks nice. Those seem to be nice little lathes. Your wife is a keeper for sure.

    Alan

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    Congrats Bernie!!!

    How many lathes have you bought so far, 4, 5, 6?????

    C-man, DVR, Rikon????? Jet mini????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Stratton View Post
    Congrats Bernie!!!

    How many lathes have you bought so far, 4, 5, 6?????

    C-man, DVR, Rikon????? Jet mini????
    No Barry have had 4 so far. The C-man, Rikon, Nova and now this Jet 1220. The C-man is going for burial at the metal place Friday. So now it is the Rikon, Jet and Nova. Can't have to many toys...........errrrrrr I mean tools. Don't tell her I said that.

    Thanks all. I turned 4 bottle stoppers on it this afternoon and I must say it was a lot of fun. It is quiet and seems to have plenty of power. I have a 11" maple bowl blank I am hoping to give it a go on it. We will see how it handles that. So far I am extremely pleased.
    Bernie W.

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    How lucky was it that your bench has a cut out in it just the right size too

    OK, I see the point of having the smaller lathe than the DVR, but a Rikon and a Jet mini

    Got to say, looks like some real overlap in lathe sizes there Bernie

    More power to you, someone has to stimulate the economy

    I got that Geetech lathe, which is the same as the Grizzly G0657 10 x 16 Heavy-Duty Bench-Top Wood Lathe
    ...............

    and I was really surprised at how smooth it is.

    Anyway, congrats on the wonderful wife and the early Christmas present

    Cheers!
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