Tool gloat

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Project by BigTiny posted 07-10-2010 01:36 PM 3431 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently picked up this lathe, complete with accessories and a set of gouges (the red box in front), for $60 Cdn! The photo is from the ad on a local buy/sell site and was taken by the previous owner.
It’s six feet long and weights a ton but runs great. All I gotta do now is build a stand for it and find room in the “shop” (corner of the rec room). Then it’s off to turning town.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 07-10-2010 01:51 PM

nice buy…looks like lots of fun..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 03:44 PM

Hey, Tiny!!
As a fellow Winnipegger, I gotta say, I missed that one in the classifieds…Nice to have you here!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 07-10-2010 03:45 PM

Great score!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 07-10-2010 05:35 PM

Fantastic score…a great gloat. Looks like the previous owner took very good care of it. That is an interesting looking belt. Is it variable speed? If not…you might want to get a speed control switch. It is nice to have slower speeds for sanding and smoothing. Remember, turning is the “crack” of woodworking….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#5 posted 07-10-2010 06:29 PM

Very cool! I look forward to seeing your projects!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 07-10-2010 07:11 PM

Congrats on your lathe purchase Big Tiny . Your new lathe looks like it might have been shop-made. It will be interesting to see how it does. Though the design is a bit unusual that doesn’t mean it won’t work well. I hope you will let us know how you like it after using it for awhile and also let us see some of your turnings done on it. Does it have more than one speed?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 07-11-2010 07:23 AM

Hi guys.

The lathe is variable speed, that’s a belt cover, not a wide belt at the headstock.

The price tag was still on the gouge set and it alone was for MORE than I paid for the whole mess! I figure I did pretty good.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#8 posted 12-26-2010 02:41 AM

Nice find. Paul. You did PRETTY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!! Would that be a tool gloat?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 02-10-2011 12:03 AM

Hey Tiny!
It’s Greg from Eric.
Nice Lathe BTW. :)
Send me a message so we can chat.

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#10 posted 04-17-2011 03:01 AM

Outstanding, almost as good as my Cabinet Saw, maybe better.

Keep the chips flying and stay well


-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#11 posted 01-03-2012 07:52 AM

Nice score, Tiny.. that’s a great looking lathe! Happy New Year from British Columbia.


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#12 posted 03-27-2013 09:16 PM

Morning Tiny,

The lathe needs a work out!! time is getting on and I am not getting any younger!! what have you made?
I need to see your talents at work please.
I reckon a couple of drumsticks first up then who knows.
Keep well


Robert Brennan

-- Regards Rob

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#13 posted 03-27-2013 11:26 PM

Hi Robert.

With my wife hospitalized three times in the last year, me hospitalized once and a recent accident where we rolled our car on the highway, I have had little time to think about wood work of any kind, lathe or otherwise.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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