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#1 posted 11-29-2018 01:43 PM

While the Comet ii does it’s job, I’m just limited to bowl sizes and stuff. I feel it’s fairly under powered also stalls out a lot when I use bigger blanks. The belt on it slips a lot too and even the head spindle is starting to slip when trying to remove chucks on it. The lock on it’s starting to go unfortunatley. Really leaning towards an 18|36 for the weight. It will be the same size as my current lathe bench that I made. Then I’ll take the Comet and turn it in to a buffing station with a 3 wheel setup. Maybe keep it for bottle stoppers.


Why a full-size lathe Rich? Just curious. I hear guys with midi lathes say they wish they had a full-size one all the time. Personally, I ve never had the itch for a bigger one (although I would like a bed extension for longer stuff). In most cases, I imagine it s so you can do larger bowls. Just wondering what your goal was :-)

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