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02-22-2018 12:56 AM

Looking for parts for an old craftsman lathe - 5 replies

I have bent the spindle of my old craftsman lathe model no 351.317170. As it isn’t being supported by ereplacement parts or sears parts direct, I thought I would see if anyone here has one they would be willing to part out, or might point me to someone who does. Thanks for any help you can give. - Carol

05-24-2015 11:31 PM

pricing woes - 22 replies

Have been making eastern cedar adirondak-type lawn furniture for relatives/friends. Recently, however, have been asked to make some to sell to coworkers.Cedar is abundant on my farm, and I have been using our lumber made on a small mill we own, so I have nothing invested other than time and labor.That being said, I don’t want to overprice ...

05-24-2015 09:30 PM

is the jet 1221 vs right for me? - 3 replies

I am really want to get in to bowl turning, but have a really crappy low end harbor freight lathe. I have a $1200 budget and was looking at the jet 1221 vs simply because I can crank the speed down. My current lathe turns WAY to fast for me to feel safe turning bowls. Any advice? I’m not married to any label and just want something that...

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