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    Wink Lathe, ballast and a view

    The Delta 46-460 I've wanted for a while, with some el cheapo ballast
    Jeff Nicol, who some of you know, built me this bowl steady and I thought I'd try it out on a chunk of very dry mesquite that started cracking on me. And finally, a view of the Sandia mountains which is probably the exact view Vaughn grew up with. (added, in case he forgot where he came from)

    This is my view by giving up a stationary lathe, and is just awesome in the summer, and not too bad anytime if the sun's up!
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    Congrats on a nice lathe and setup looks like it works. Nice view.
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    Nice lathe (I like mine) AND Nice view.

    Keep enjoying both!

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    nice lathe and one heck of a good steady rest
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    I ordered mine Friday, Jeff's a little busy, which is fine with me. That's one heck of a boring (?) bar!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    I ordered mine Friday, Jeff's a little busy, which is fine with me. That's one heck of a boring (?) bar!!
    That's Jeff's hollowing tool with the drill bit and other attachments....

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    That's a nice looking little lathe... I have a couple of Jet's... my little 1014 I have on a 2x4 "A" frame type of stand with a box of rocks built into the bottom.... steady as a rock... the bigger 1442 needs something similar... probably after the show seasons ends next month I'll spend some time and build a box on the bottom of it, plus I want to put a cabinet on the box to hold tools and chucks etc...

    What is the link to Jeff's site for the steady rest.... I could use a good steady...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    That's a nice looking little lathe... I have a couple of Jet's... my little 1014 I have on a 2x4 "A" frame type of stand with a box of rocks built into the bottom.... steady as a rock... the bigger 1442 needs something similar... probably after the show seasons ends next month I'll spend some time and build a box on the bottom of it, plus I want to put a cabinet on the box to hold tools and chucks etc...

    What is the link to Jeff's site for the steady rest.... I could use a good steady...
    http://www.woodennicol.com/tools.html

    Good luck! Jeff's a busy man these days!

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    Congrats on the new Delta 46-460!
    Set up looks great.

    I just purchase a new General 25-114 Variable Speed.

    http://www.general.ca/site_general/g...he/25-114.html



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    That's a nice looking little lathe... I have a couple of Jet's... my little 1014 I have on a 2x4 "A" frame type of stand with a box of rocks built into the bottom.... steady as a rock... the bigger 1442 needs something similar... probably after the show seasons ends next month I'll spend some time and build a box on the bottom of it, plus I want to put a cabinet on the box to hold tools and chucks etc...

    What is the link to Jeff's site for the steady rest.... I could use a good steady...
    Actually sand will absorb vibrations better than concrete block or rocks. You can buy 60 lb. bags at the lumber yard. I have two on my Griz.
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