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Posted on Building a Lathe, need some ideas.

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#1 posted 05-22-2017 08:12 PM

Hard to find people to buy bowls much bigger than 12 to 14 inches. All about storing when not in use. So unless going to be turning tree stumps not sure need that much swing. You will need heavy lift capability just to mount the really big stuff.

James R. Johnson, turned pieces up to 48” in diameter on his home made lathe. That piece weight over 850 pounds. Ed Moulthrop also turned some pretty big pieces before he died, now his son and grandson turn on his homemade lathe. Think will find their pieces sell for lots of money.

Ed Moulthrop’s grandson, now he’s grown and married!

-- Bill

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