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Posted on DELTA WINs -- RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 or the DELTA 46-460 ????

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#1 posted 12-10-2012 08:49 PM

Depends on the wood to some extent; maple is way harder to turn than fir, for instance.
And the type tools you are using; scraper, gouge, skew etc.

First piece I turned was a little minature baseball bat from a piece of maple (old table leg) I just had laying around.
It was about 2” square when I started and that was hard to do. I keep stalling the machine.
It was fully dried as well since it was recycled wood. Once I got it rounded out with a gouge and scraper and then figured out how to run the skew I was able to make the shavings fly pretty good.
Right now I have a piece of green cherry on the chuck and it’s about 4” diameter and that is all that little machine wants.

Perhaps a better quality machine would not stall as easily as the HF machine. I can’t say. This is my only reference. But, from an engineer’s perspective, the watts of this machine are typical of other 1/2 hp machines so I don’t think it would make that much difference.

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