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Posted on Building a Lathe, need some ideas.

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#1 posted 05-23-2017 12:14 AM

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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Damn, I spent about 30 minutes typing and editing what you see above to make me sound intelligent, but after 10 1/2 hours, I go back and read the replies. Doesn’t look like I looked too intelligent. . I hope all you guys here are smart enough to be able to tell the difference between bears and bearings. Sorry about that.

Hey REO, I see you made it. Good advice. ........... Jerry (in Tucson)

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