Story of My lathe

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Blog entry by Woodworker_Collins posted 01-20-2013 12:03 PM 1645 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

you look at my old blog entrys you’ll see that my parents got my a draper mini lathe for christmas i had seen some reviews of it and theyre were pretty bad but i was still excited. Well on christmas morning i went straight to the shed to use it, i set it up exactly the way it was meant to be but staright away the tool rest just broke, it turned out it wasnt even made from steel so we got a replacement but when i started turning the motor wasn’t powerful enough to turn the wood so we decided to bring it back and get a refund, well thanks be to god we went back to McQuillans and they gave us a full refund and it turns out the Record Power DML36SH-CAM Swivelhead Lathe was on lathe so we payed an extra 50euro and i have to say its amazing, it has a swivelhead so i can turn any size bowl really and it has a 32’ capacity, it is class :) i cant wait to post some of my turnings ;)
heres some pictures of the lathe,

my parents as cool as they are got me a class bubinga spindle and purple heart bowl blank :) and a great set of these class chisels

-- Adam, Ireland,

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#1 posted 01-20-2013 03:27 PM

Good man Adam. That’s a sweet looking lathe. Hoping to up-grade to one like it myself some day.
Have fun.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#2 posted 01-20-2013 03:47 PM

It looks like a real nice one. I sorry that you had trouble with the first one but it looks like all is well now.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 01-20-2013 04:19 PM

Look forward to seeing the results Adam

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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