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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 08-02-2017 07:09 PM


A metal working lathe is a precision machine and should be treated with respect.
- MrRon

I don’t disagree with your viewpoint, but I have limited space and funds and wanted a metal lathe more than a wood lathe, and made sure that I chose a model that went up to 2,000 RPM….

that said, putting a bib around the saddle will go a long ways to keeping it clean and if I fall in love with wood turning, I’m sure I’ll go in that direction.

I doubt I’ll ever use any of my tools enough to wear them out… (accept for my SCMS… which is 22 years old and has built a house, a barn, a shed and dozens of shop projects…. but it keeps on kicking)

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam


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