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    a guy in bayfield contacted me looking to buy an older lathe to get started in turning.

    he's looking at a late model rockwell/beaver but he wants to do pens as well

    anybody got anything suitable?
    my shop is a beaver lodge
    steve, sarnia, ont




    1940's Craftmaster Lathe

    https://www.facebook.com/artistryinwoodca/
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  • #2

    Re: wanted, suitable lathe for somebody starting out

    Maybe he’d be better off with this.

    https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.1...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Have fun and take care
    Leo Van Der Loo

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    • #3

      Re: wanted, suitable lathe for somebody starting out

      he's looking for an old used machine.
      my shop is a beaver lodge
      steve, sarnia, ont




      1940's Craftmaster Lathe

      https://www.facebook.com/artistryinwoodca/

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      • #4

        Re: wanted, suitable lathe for somebody starting out

        Well Dwight seems to have knocked the bottom out of the price for the Beaver 3400 but here's what I've got.
        I only use the lathe to turn legs an stretchers for chairs. Now that I have a stebcenter I no longer need a chuck.
        I have a 3400 (actually a 3401 headstock and bed) with the tailstock of a 3400 with a mt1 in the spindle.
        The chuck is a oneway standard with the Beaver adaptor and extra spigot jaws.
        I'm looking for about $175 but Bayfield is a long way.
        PS It has a spur centre and tool rest and banjo but no motor.
        Last edited by Harry in Toronto; 01-07-2019, 10:17 AM.

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        • #5

          Re: wanted, suitable lathe for somebody starting out

          Kijiji: Antique lathe Please view this ad: Antique lathe, https://www.kijiji.ca/v-art-collecti...nt=app_android Price: $ 250 Download the application from the Google Play Store. http://goo.gl/Hs9Yg



          Tail stock looks to be MT1 and head stock MT2? Might be good for pens. I check kijiji for lathes about every hour, if they didn't sell in 20min or less I'd say a mini metal lathe would be good for pens as he could thread. Just gotta keep wood dust from getting in the gears. Click image for larger version

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          • #6

            Re: wanted, suitable lathe for somebody starting out

            nice machine, i'd have that for pens!!
            btw, there's no threading in doing pens that i know of!
            my shop is a beaver lodge
            steve, sarnia, ont




            1940's Craftmaster Lathe

            https://www.facebook.com/artistryinwoodca/

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            • #7

              Re: wanted, suitable lathe for somebody starting out

              That looks like a very interesting lathe at a great price. Here is some more information http://www.lathes.co.uk/ames/
              Last edited by tool fan; 01-11-2019, 12:24 PM.

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              • #8

                Re: wanted, suitable lathe for somebody starting out

                Honestly I know nothing about turning pens, other than I'm guessing ya want a good tail stock. Seen a video where a guy was making threaded inserts to join pen halves together (turned out of epoxy). I assumed that's how all pens were made.

                Did this guy have a price range and any 'must haves' for a lathe?

                Also after reading the link tool fan posted I think I'm gonna post the ames lathe in golden oldies.

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                • #9

                  Re: wanted, suitable lathe for somebody starting out

                  i havent heard from the guy in a few days, he's 72, maybe he gave up unfortunately
                  i'd love to have that one in owen sound, way more interesting than my little cheapie craftmaster(not the big craftmaster!)
                  my shop is a beaver lodge
                  steve, sarnia, ont




                  1940's Craftmaster Lathe

                  https://www.facebook.com/artistryinwoodca/

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