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    It's so dark...and what is that red glow...

    OH NO! It's the VORTEX!!!!

    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/tls/4493892269.html

    Sorry Larry...The grandson is making me do it...

    Looks like I'm picking that up tomorrow night.
    Darren

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    This is the 3rd one of these I've owned. First got given away as I didn't use it and knew someone that would enjoy it more than I, and it was given to me in the first place. The next I bought, but ran out of room in my old garage, so it was the first to go (sold it for triple what I paid and more than I paid for this one). So this one I got with a decent cabinet, set of craftsman knives, and the copy jig. Don't feel like I got a bad deal.
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    I asked the guy to start it for me. It had a slight rattle in the motor side, but didn't see anything in the stock moving, so figured it was a pulley or belt issue. Sure enough, got it home and the motor pulley was loose, so a quick tighten with the allen wrench and it was good to go and quiet again.

    The duplicator jig is disassembled, but seems to have all the parts, just need to look up the manual for it. It's the one you mount a finished piece below the work piece, then manually move the cutter jig long the finished to duplicate it.
    Darren

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    Sweet! Congrats!
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    You done good in flipping lathes. When does the TV show air?

    Since you got this because of your grandson, does that mean a series of custom designed rattles are on the to-do list?
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    Re: It's so dark...and what is that red glow...

    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    You done good in flipping lathes. When does the TV show air?

    Since you got this because of your grandson, does that mean a series of custom designed rattles are on the to-do list?
    Rattles I hadn't thought of, but will put on the list. My main project is a high chair.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    Carol,

    Don't talk about rattles...The guy will be wanting my head to stick a handle on.

    Darren,

    You sure should be able to make some great things on that...Just be a determined soul.

    Enjoy,
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    I made over a thousand small bats for lamps with that same setup.
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    Looks like you did real good, Darren!

    It's nice to know I have company going to the dark side!
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