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Thread: The beast is alive- new lathe setup gloat

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    Default The beast is alive- new lathe setup gloat

    Well if anyone has seen the estate purchase thread in the power tools forum, here is the lathe I cam out of the deal with.
    General 260 electronic variable speed. 20/24" swing. 96" Vega duplicator.
    All of the accessories pictured came out of the estate, as well as the spiral routing, router attacement (unrelated to spiral setup), thing spindle attachment, and the large work support (big enough for bowls as well). There is a 1 way talon chuck with 3 sets of jaws plus the jumbo jaws.

    I must say that it is real nice that this gentleman shopped at general, oneway and lee valley.
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    Default Re: The beast is alive- new lathe setup gloat

    Sweet setup. I was pretty excited about my little beaver lathe I got off a neighbour....until now. I wouldn't even know where the on/off switch is on that monster.
    Paul

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    Default Re: The beast is alive- new lathe setup gloat

    only 96" between centers? meh...too bad you cannot turn totem poles on that thing!

    That's a very nice setup for sure and a good collection of accessories!!

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    Default Re: The beast is alive- new lathe setup gloat

    You know the duplicator is 96", centre to centre is more like 100"

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    Default Re: The beast is alive- new lathe setup gloat

    So Glenn, exactly how many pen blanks can you mount end to end at once?

    Nice lathe, well done.......Rod.

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    Default Re: The beast is alive- new lathe setup gloat

    Actually it's 104" centre to centre. You got one heck of a deal.

    Growing old is mandatory
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    Oh baby ya! Let me know if you want to max out that beast in dia, length or both.
    Grillzy

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    Default Re: The beast is alive- new lathe setup gloat

    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn in Caledon View Post
    [enormous lathe, blah blah]...
    96" Vega duplicator.
    [gloat gloat, blah blah]
    (pardon me for editing your quote down... )

    So now you and Bryan from Woodstock can churn out the turnings with those duplicators!

    ...art

    ps: Seriously, that is one monster looking lathe! That'll last a lifetime. Have fun with it.
    It's not about you.

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    Default Re: The beast is alive- new lathe setup gloat

    Art I plan on it, but not before it gets bolted down to the floor. I threw an 18" pretty round bowl blank on there before mounting the duplicator, i don't like hearing that kind of noise, concrete anchors are a must.

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    Default Re: The beast is alive- new lathe setup gloat

    Man Glenn... that thing is huge...

    I can see know why you valued it more than the standard sized General.

    Matt
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    Default Re: The beast is alive- new lathe setup gloat

    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn in Caledon View Post
    Art I plan on it, but not before it gets bolted down to the floor. i don't like hearing that kind of noise, concrete anchors are a must.
    don't I know that ,

    amazing what will make a 500 ++ LB
    machine to walk across the floor .

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    Default Re: The beast is alive- new lathe setup gloat

    Way To Go Glen, Nice find
    You will have alot of fun with that beast
    Dan From Rockwood ,Ont.

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