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Thread: Is this the mother of all lathes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009
    sydney australia

    Is this the mother of all lathes

    Heres one for the turner who has everything ...or wants everything

    The Vicmarc VL600 swings around 1200mm or 47.5 inches
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Large Inboard Configuration S.jpg   Standard Configuration S.jpg  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    don't let larry see it, he'll want one!
    benedictione omnes bene

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Man, that puppy looks like it could sure handle an out of balance bottle stopper blank.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
    I think it is use to make pens.. A must have for the new pen kits..
    Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
    still sings!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    I had to look at both pictures twice to understand all the positions and gyrations possible.
    I'm sure the price is.......
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    don't let larry see it, he'll want one!
    it does appear to be a stoutly built machine and its not yelo either
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Not bad for a lathe, hopefully it will have enough power to spin what it is suposed to spin
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Bradford, Vermont

    I've had a shopbuilt lathe in progress for years now. If I ever finish it (WHEN, when I make enough shop time to do it), it'll swing 7' outboard. Only 24" inboard, though. That VicMarc swings it all INBOARD.

    Na, I can't imagine ever needing seven full feet. I don't imagine I'll ever even swing 24" of wood inboard on mine, but it's there.
    -- Tim --

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    It is my understanding from the Australian sight that it was posted on, that the head rotates as well. Not sure if that is true or not. Also that outboard it will swing 98".

    I think I have found my new lottery lathe.


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Just think of the bowls you could make with that.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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