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Old 12-17-2008, 06:14 PM
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soon the addiction will begin.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:17 PM
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I have been looking at this lathe.. i believe it is the one roccus recomended....As iv mentioned i don't no much about lathes i believe this comes with the rite stock styles and pieces... Any one can point me in a direction it would be great THANKS
http://www.pennstateind.com/store/TCLPRO.html
Nice lathe, good price, check amazon.com I bought the variable speed model this time last year and got free shipping. While you are at it, start looking around for some wood turning tools (chisels), no fun having a lathe on the bench and no tools to turn wood with. (I Know)
Speaking of the variable speed, you might want to consider saving up the few extra bucks to get it, it is very handy to be able to change turning speeds just by turning a dial, rather than changing belts and pulleys....just a thought.
Have fun with it, I sure am.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:51 AM
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Don't know your experience level with lathes but mine was limited to shop class in high school. Found stuff on the web that was a good refresher for both technique and safety.

Google woodturningonline and go to turning articles>>beginner articles and find the one by Brian Clifford. Lots of other stuff if you search for it. YouTube also has some good stuff.

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Old 12-18-2008, 03:15 PM
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I got all my tools for it, an 8 piece wood lathe chisel set.

Setting up tht lathe for rod building is an excellent idea didnt come to mind

and the addiction HAS DEFINATELY set in..and iv only done some fresh water hand carves maybe ill put them on. Thanks everyone
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:10 PM
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Is a variable speed necisary ?
the lathe i want isnt variable speed
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:15 PM
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Is a variable speed necisary ?
the lathe i want isnt variable speed
Not necessary - but nice -VERY nice to have. I got the TurnCrafter Pro VS from amazon a couple months ago.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:38 PM
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is it worth the investment for the pro over the midi so i have variable speed?
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:30 PM
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How much is the difference in $$ ??
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:39 PM
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is it worth the investment for the pro over the midi so i have variable speed?

When I bought my TCP, variable speed was not an option... I latter bought the kit and retro fitted mine, it was worth every penny, I cut my blanks on the lathe, sanding is a snap because you can slow down the lathe, if you make anything besides plugs, like bowls or baseball bats, you need the VS or the job becomes tedious....
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:05 AM
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the lathe pen industries lathe i showed and the vs version is 100 dollar difference...
is there any other reliable brand of lathes tht any one uses... i want a good lathe but i dont want to pay a fortune... also would like to get the drill chuck with it
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:22 AM
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Your not going to find a better lathe for the money than the turncrafter, I've made hundreds ( may a thousand) plugs on mine, base ball bats,bowls, platters, chair rungs, bracelets and many, many other trinkets... It's a good solid lathe...
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:50 AM
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hey roc /any one with the turn crafter pro... there are quiet a few #2mt chucks...will this one be fine for all the small drill bits ?

http://www.pennstateind.com/store/TM22.html
or one like this
http://www.pennstateind.com/store/LDC2MT.html
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:56 AM
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Rokler was selling lathes for 99.00 the other day.Btw that metal lathe is a great tool to have if you ever want to get rid of it let me know.
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The Top chuck with the #2 Morse taper is a great deal. It is identical to what I bought for my Lathe.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:27 PM
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thanks again jackbass...all the plug building size drill bits fit in it fine?
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