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#1 posted 04-05-2010 04:46 PM

Well, This thread was started close to 2 years ago and I cannot believe there are still posts being added. Clearly this is a topic that sticks around. Ironicaly I got my hands on a very sweet deal of a metal lathe this past weekend. I spent the majority of the weekend cleaning it up (was in great shape just dusty) I am clearly out of my league with this item, I will post pictures soon.

I wonder if there are any experts out there, I was hoping I might be able to get my hands on an manual online but cannot find anything about the manufacturer. The company on the side of the machine is C.I.I. any thought out there?

Also, Steve and Barry you almost read my mind, I will need a tool rest. My thoughts were to turn a big solid tapped post with the rest then screwed into the top and some kind of metal plate on the lathe bed?

Barry, in your picture it looks as though you chucked the wood right into the metal chuck, how did you do this with a square piece of wood and a 3 jaw chuck? or do you have a 4 jaw chuck?

I will likely in the next while be starting another thread about beginner questions so those experts out there I could use your help.

Cheers and thanks in advance,


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