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    Ready for a Lathe Upgrade?

    Saw this for sale over on the AAW forum:



    Here's the ad:

    http://www.aawforum.org/vbforum/showthread.php?t=8184

    That puppy looks like it'll turn a few pens and bottle stoppers.

    C'mon Cynthia, here's your chance to dip a toe into the Abyss.
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    I'm telling ya that looks silly with a 6" tool rest
    But it would look good in your driveway Vaughn.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Hmm ... 36+60+17= almost enough between centres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    I'm telling ya that looks silly with a 6" tool rest
    But it would look good in your driveway Vaughn.
    But Chuck, all you need for turning pens and bottle stoppers is a 6" tool rest....
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

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    Buying is only part of the challenge.
    Transporting from New Hampshire to the Left Coast is another.
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    Now that is a pen turners lathe for sure. Mike that would make a great box turning lathe.
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    Pens for Paul Bunyan?
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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    That will make some long pens.................
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    Then you have to learn advanced rules - Professional
    Then you disregard the rules - This takes you to the master level................

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    dan i think you would need at least two steady rests to hold it from deflecting to much to make a cut...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Buying is only part of the challenge.
    Transporting from New Hampshire to the Left Coast is another.
    Attach a trailer tongue on the headstock and an axle and wheels at the other end and tow that bad boy home.
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