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Old 10-18-2006, 03:47 PM
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Default Re: Homemade tracer lathe?

A dremel probably won't long survive the beating it'll get as a lathe cutter (unless you stick to balsa wood and freshy size plugs) I made a duplicator using a trim router as a cutter (it's all posted, do a search) - I think that's about the minimum you can use if you plan on doing saltwater size plugs and cedar.

To be honest, lathe prices have come down so much that it makes more sense to just go buy one. I've heard good things about the minilathe at Penn State Industies.
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