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    Frankenstein lathe?

    I was thinking that I have a few old lathe that. I was thinking of putting a few together and make one good one out of them. Anyone ever do this?

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    As long as things line up where it counts and your tool rest and tailstock are stable, there's no reason why building a lathe out of various parts (and/or materials) wouldn't work.

    Have a look at Conover lathes.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    OK Frank. I think it is your turn to have a Heinz Lathe.

    Enjoy it,

    JimB
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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