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Posted on Building a Lathe, need some ideas.

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#1 posted 05-22-2017 02:37 PM

I was going to build a 32” lathe just 2 years ago, but fell into a 20” Powermatic. So, my plan went out the window.

I would guess the material is all 6×6 tubing for the legs and headstock, and 8”channel for the ways. If it is 6×6, it doesn’t look like you have enough spread between bears to support the load you will encounter for the capacity you’re going for.

Where is REO when he’s needed? He’s much better at this than me…....... Jerry (in Tucson)

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