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

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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 12-10-2012 10:13 PM

I use a belt sander for my sharpening.

That kind of chuck is nice. Only bad thing is that the chuck is longer than a keyed chuck which can be a little problematic on a short bed lathe. Not a deal breaker either way. When I was cautioning about buying chucks, I was talking about this kind of chuck: They get really expensive when you start getting jaws and such.

Tap handle for tap would be useful.

Also, take a look at Beall’s website for other stuff he has. Everything that I have bought from him is high quality.

These are the small tools I have:

They also have some HSS tools a lot cheaper than the ones at Woodcraft:

This is their collet holder:

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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