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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    No More Sears

    Well, I'm no longer the proud owner of a Craftsman lathe. Thanks to Craig's List, I had a visit today from a real nice guy who has had an 8-hour turning class and is now eager to plunge into the Abyss. It should work out well as a starter lathe for sure did for me. (And I know several others here and elsewhere have started with this model.) I also included a Longworth chuck, a donut chuck with a bunch of rings, a non-centering 4-jaw chuck, a shop-made steady rest, a couple spur centers, a basic live center, a spare of each type of belt, and a couple alder blanks to play with. I also pointed him in the direction of a few forums -- I know I picked up darned near everything I know from others on the Internet.

    Icing on the cake...he also bought a little spalted hackberry vase to go with it.

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    End of the day, I think we both got good deals.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    You have done well, spreading the vortex like that!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Waterford, MI
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    No More Sears
    That's one habit that's pretty easy to give up going Cold Turkey
    I've still got a couple CMan hand power tools but haven't inhaled from them in years.
    Link to my ongoing ClearVue DC Install on CV's site: http://www.gallery2.clearvuecyclones...s-Mini-CV1400/

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Houston, Texas
    Hi V ,
    Great having a win win day Congratulations .
    Love that Spalted hackberry
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan
    Congrats on spreading the sport! I still have my Craftsman but it is setup as a sanding station. I agree - it's a great starter lathe!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Congrats on the sale Vaughn. That is a good looking vase and love the wood. Well done all the way around.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thatís when you return from work one day
    and say, ďHi, Honey, Iím home Ė forever.Ē

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Oh no...another "infected" wood turner!

    ...Was I supposed to congratulate someone?!
    Got Wood?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Congrats Vaughn, it sounds like a good deal for both of you.
    I have Craftsman electric tool left, a portable belt sander that Iím saving to give my son when I kick the bucket. Iím taking the rest of the stuff with me.
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
    --Winston Churchill, in response

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