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The official Baileigh woodworking customer project thread

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posted 03-20-2013 08:45 PM


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#1 posted 03-20-2013 08:47 PM

Here is the beginning of a nice cocktail table Made by Mark Szuma out in California.

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#2 posted 04-01-2013 02:49 AM

That is going to be a beautiful table! And a huge chunk of wood to spin! Just shows what a beast the lathe is… Do you know what kind of wood it is?

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#3 posted 04-01-2013 02:19 PM

I do not, any guesses?

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#4 posted 04-01-2013 02:24 PM

It looks to me like he needs a chip / dust collector. Thats alot of shavings.

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#5 posted 05-15-2013 01:13 PM

Here they are

Having trouble posting pics from Photobucket for some reason

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#6 posted 05-15-2013 01:15 PM

Shane, all I see is a “X”... no pic.

And I’m thinking that big chunk of wood above is gonna be a floor lamp base.

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#7 posted 05-15-2013 01:20 PM

Here they are!

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#8 posted 05-15-2013 02:42 PM

that’s a pretty darn impressive pile of shavings….

tables are very cool.

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#9 posted 05-28-2013 03:03 PM

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#10 posted 05-28-2013 03:04 PM

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#11 posted 05-29-2013 02:52 AM

From the looks of that lathe, It looks really nice. I think I would never own one. the motor appears to be a brand specific part. what I mean is it doesn’t use a standard base. I am 31 and when I am in search of machines the #1 thing I look at is whether the parts to maintain and repair a machine are specific to a machine or can I source them locally. motors, belts, bearings, switches, and wear items. at my age I am stocking my shop with iron I intend to die with. I don’t mean to bash Bailegh, my intentions are to help you to make a more serviceable machine. I have never owned a lunchbox planer for this reason, if the motor gives out you and stop making part then it becomes scrape or frakenmachine. when I say you guys stop making parts I mean the machine has become to old, lets face it we as lumberjocks can’t expect you to make parts for ever. I hope this is looked at from a constructive view. By the way thanks for Shellys TS I think she is in love.

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#12 posted 05-31-2013 03:52 PM

Here is Bill Wyko:

Check out his story here:

http://metal.baileighindustrial.com/blog/bill-wyko-30-years-of-woodworking-excellence/

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#13 posted 05-31-2013 04:13 PM

Is it just me, or is that lathe just a rebranded Grizzly?

The Grizzly costs $1695 + shipping. The Baileigh costs $2095 + shipping. So what’s the difference, if there is any?

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#14 posted 06-01-2013 03:06 AM

my wife just said one has green legs the other has blue, also 1 has a basket and the other doesn’t.

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#15 posted 06-01-2013 04:11 AM

Baileigh has free shipping and grizzly does not. Their site also has an ask for a quote so it is possible to get a better price from Baileigh.

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#16 posted 11-11-2013 07:34 PM

Here is a great success story of a father / som hobby that turned into a worldwide business.

http://metal.baileighindustrial.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/1-train.jpg



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#17 posted 11-21-2013 02:15 PM

Master woodworker Bill Wyko just took delivery of his new SD-174 drum / surface sander. He was kind enough to share his thoughts on the machine:

“Upon receiving it, I could tell right away this was a quality tool. Metal hood, not plastic like some others out there, a top quality feed belt, probably the nicest I’ve come across, solid footing and a great finish. This machine made one helluva 1st impression and will be used and abused almost daily.”

Bill has been part of the Baileigh woodworking family for quite some time. He is well respected in the woodworking community as his woodworking skills are simply amazing. We are proud to have him on our team. Be on the lookout for Bill Wyko as the demand for his high end woodworking projects grow.

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#18 posted 11-21-2013 02:24 PM

Here is a great success story of a father / som hobby that turned into a worldwide business.

http://metal.baileighindustrial.com/blog/cnc-wood-router-table-roundhouse-trackless-train-company/

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#19 posted 01-06-2014 08:25 PM

KillStress Designs…Making Art From Wood and Metal

The husband and wife team of KillStress Designs are known for their heirloom quality woodworking and metal fabrication projects. Located in Anaheim, California, they specialize in modern art and furniture made from exotic woods and well thought out designs fabricated from metal.

Owner and master craftsman Tyler Smutz has filled his shop with some of the best woodworking and metal fabrication machinery on the market. In addition to his Baileigh CS-315EU cold cut saw, he recently pulled the trigger on the JP-1686 Jointer / Planer combo machine. With its 16” helical cutter head and heavy duty tables, he has made some beautiful works of art. One of his latest creations is this cherry headboard. The rough lumber used to construct this peice included some boards that weighed in at over 120 pounds. The JP-1686 handled the load with absolutely no sagging or table deflection.

You will also notice the incredible quality of these tables and chairs made from Walnut and steel. Joined and planed using the JP-1686, the parts fit together perfectly.
Here is a demonstration of his machine he was kind enough to send us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgi_NRlV17Q

Be on the lookout for Tyler and his wife as they are featured in magazines and on modern art websites on a regular basis.

Be sure to check out their website here: www.killstressdesigns.com

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#20 posted 02-05-2014 03:21 PM

The IJ-666 Jointer, Breathing New Life Into Firewood

Hello Baileigh,

The other day I was building a fire and a few pieces of firewood were looking too nice to burn. I took them down to the jointer and ran them on adjacent faces to get a tight 90°. I finished them up on my table saw and planer. I now have some nice thick blanks for turning or re-sawing. I had wanted a jointer for years and took a chance on yours based on your company’s reputation in metal working and a great price for a larger machine than I would normally have bought. Great machine!

Thanks,
Kyle Young




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#21 posted 02-05-2014 03:37 PM

Shane; will Baileigh have their woodworking machinery at woodworking shows? I like to see and touch equipment before I make a decision to purchase. In regards to Ruel24’s comment; I would pay more for a machine if the higher priced machine had better quality components. Perhaps a comparison between machine specifications.

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#22 posted 02-05-2014 04:35 PM

I too wouldn’t mind an answer to Ruel24’s comment.

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#23 posted 02-05-2014 04:55 PM

Julian and JADobson

No immediate plans for a show, but we are looking later in the year to get out and meet some of you guys. If anyone would like to visit our showrooms, we have 1 in WI and 1 in CA

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#24 posted 02-05-2014 05:57 PM

No, no, I was wondering about the lathe being a rebranded grizzly. They look identical. Is there any difference?

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#25 posted 02-07-2014 04:51 PM

Too much to ask?

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#26 posted 02-11-2014 07:50 PM

David Cavallaro, Woodworking His Way into Retirement

David Cavallaro (a fellow Lumberjock) is a retired technical salesman looking to continue his love of furniture making and woodworking in his newly found free time. A nice table saw would put the finishing touch on his shop at home and finalize his dream to have a complete woodworking space all to himself.

Being on a fixed income, David needed to get the most bang for his buck. Doing his homework and comparing different brands, models, prices and shipping charges, he contacted the Baileigh Industrial woodworking team for a quote. After reviewing his woodworking goals and available space in his shop, the Baileigh team delivered a solid, yet economical solution. The TS-1040E-50 was the perfect fit.

David could not be happier.

He sent us this email:

“Finally got the saw up and running, the good news is that everything was square and no adjustments were necessary. If you are careful one person can assemble the saw no problem. Thank you. This machine cuts through wood like a hot knife through butter. The fence is great. The mechanism is nice and easy. I think I am going to like this saw.”

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#27 posted 02-11-2014 09:45 PM

Reul24, Julian, JADobson – you ask a straight question… and silence: no ones home, I guess.

But let’s have another contest – something to divert attention from unanswered questions.

I have no gripe with Baileigh, per se. I’d love to see a first-rate manufacturer come into the industry, taking the space vacated by Delta, and challenging Powermatic, Felder, and Minimax at the premium level; or even the mid-tier if you go with Jet, Hammer, and others.

What does bug me is that, after more than a year, the detailed specs are still a mystery, the 3rd-party reviews somewhat shallow: as I mentioned in another blog – where’s the beef?
MJCD

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#28 posted 02-12-2014 12:25 AM

Appears the non response speaks volumes… it is a shame because it would appear to be “hiding” something or ignoring a legit question & makes me wonder about considering Baileigh as a source.

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#29 posted 02-12-2014 12:32 AM

Thank you guys, THAT has been my concern as well. And I admit to confronting that concern straight up. I have Grizzly and Rikon machinery in my shop, and as best I can tell Baileigh is NO DIFFERENT, nada, none. Not better, not worse… just more of the same Taiwan machinery. So why should I be motivated to actually change my shop tools? I just do not get it…

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#30 posted 02-18-2014 08:56 PM

I am just wondering about something here. Do you have a favorite gasoline brand, Chevron, Mobil, Murphy? Talking to an engineer in Louisiana who works in the oil industry, the gas comes form the same pipe for all of them. If you ever bought a tool at Harbor Fright and had it die on you 6 weeks later, if you took it apart as I did, you will see a lot of flaws inside, armatures that have gouges on them, brush springs so thin, they got hot and fell into pieces and even screws that are bent or poorly machined. I bet if you look further, you will see that the same armature is also in a Bosch router, except it is almost flawless. So, yes, different companies put together different machines with parts coming from the same manufacturers. Look at some of the GM vehicles, body coming from Mexico, engine from Canada, upholstery from India and it is assembled in the USA. If Grizzly had the rights to the lathe design mentioned above, there would have been a lawsuit. I am assuming both Grizzly and Bailegh have purchased this product from a third party because it meets their standard and specs. As the saying goes, why reinvent the wheel? If someone out there can make it for less and meets your standard, why spend the money reinventing the wheel. All of these folks are for profit companies. By the way I was shocked when I found out my Bosch router was entirely made in China. A few years back I went to Germany to visit my family. I looked all over the creation to find something made in USA to bring as a gift. Couldn’t even find a watch that was not made in China. While in France, I looked all over in Paris to find something as a gift made in France to bring back; same thing, all made in China. Finally found a gold plated dish; not what I was looking for but at least it says made in France. Even that could have been made in China.
Thanks for hearing me out.

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#31 posted 02-18-2014 10:01 PM

Mrjinx. If that is what Baileigh is doing then fine. If their lathe has higher quality components and stricter standards I’d like to know that. Essentially all I’m asking is what makes their lathe different than the grizzly other than price (about $400 according to MSRP). If they are identical I’d buy the grizzly just because its cheaper. If they Baileigh has better components then that very well might be worth the extra $400. Tell us about them Baileigh. Tout your own horn.

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#32 posted 02-18-2014 10:07 PM

Hi JADbson,
I think someone mentioned that with grizzly you have to pay shipping. If you really think about it, that is why people go shopping,comparing prices, making decisions on pro’s and con’s or get advice from others; like it is done here in LJ. It is part of the adventures and frustrations of shopping and getting the best bang for your buck.

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#33 posted 02-18-2014 10:36 PM

And this is a great opportunity for Baileigh to show us why we are getting the best bang for our buck. They are missing a marketing opportunity here. Unless, that is, it doesn’t exist and they are just charging more for the same machine.

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#34 posted 02-19-2014 01:10 AM

Have you ever gone to Wal-mart and purchased something for $3 to see it two weeks later at Dollar store for a buck? Different companies have different sales when they feel the need to increase sells on an given item. It happens all the time, JC Penny sale V.S. Kohl. You as a consumer decide where to shop, collect coupons, get the sales ads, jump on a sale when you have the dough. Are we to crucify Wal-Mart for having a sticker price on one product that is twice the price at Hobby Lobby? If so, what will be the end result???? Obama run retail stores so every price is fair? I mean we are talking about $70 bucks difference on product that is $1800?

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#35 posted 02-19-2014 03:16 AM

Well I can’t say whether Baileigh asian machines are better made then the other company’s asian machines but I own the Baileigh JP-1250 Jointer/Planer combo machine and I am very happy with it. Externally it is very similar to the Grizzly G0634Z machine but the fence and guard are different. I don’t know If the insides are any different but it does a great job. It arrived very well packaged, without any shipping damage and was spot on with all the settings. The only thing I had to do was set the fence square at 90° and start making sawdust.

I also am surprised at the lack of information on the Baileigh web site after all this time. It’s impossible to make an informed decision about their machines because you can’t compare specs with others. I bough the JP because, at the time, I thought it was such a super deal. Baileigh has now raised the price on it by $1000, so it’s not such a killer deal anymore. I guess they decided they weren’t making enough profit. You guys keep talking about free shipping from Baileigh, is this true? When I bought mine they charged for shipping and it was more then others charge.

I am very happy with my choice and highly recommend Baileigh but I do wish they would make more information available about their products.

-- Earl

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#36 posted 02-19-2014 04:27 AM

Earl,
Looked at their catalog today; almost 400+ pages and mostly metal machine tools some for $30.000.00 dollars +. I think they are expanding into woodwork machinery and trying their best to provide some feedback from consumers like you to see if their product is compatible with what already exist. So, maybe the give away is part of that strategy. Feedback from owners is so very important in determining whether the product is worth distributing. Looking at their metal working machines really impressed me as these folks are not a cheap end producers. What I also noticed is that most of their woodworking machinery are 220/240 volt equipment weighing 400-800+ pounds. Just trying to warp mt head around all of this to inform myself.

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#37 posted 02-19-2014 11:03 AM

Yes, they have a good reputation in the metal working industry. I have know guys with their machines that swear by them. They are just now branching into the woodworking area. Their reputation is what made me go ahead and buy the JP last year. I know the woodworking area is new to them but after this much time they need to improve their web site with more information.

-- Earl

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#38 posted 02-19-2014 01:43 PM

To all who had questions regarding our machines and/or lathes: Baileigh Industrial has been in business for over 15 years and has become one of the top companies worldwide in the metal fabricating industry. Baileigh entered the woodworking machinery industry around two years ago and will use the same strategy it used for metal; quality machines, great customer service, unmatched tech support from sales specialists who actually had/have careers in the industry and a company culture of full blown support for the life of any of our machines, regardless of current owner.
Regarding the lathe similarities, all I can say is all Baileigh machines are made exclusively for Baileigh, to our specifications (motors, bearings, tolerances, etc.). We are always looking to improve our machines to meet our customer’s needs and are always striving to set ourselves apart from the competition.
At Baileigh, we have several different tiers of machinery. We have entry level, mid-grade, and high-end to try and reach all customer levels. Some machinery categories don’t have every level available or offered. We do everything we can to provide a good “mix” to try and accommodate all end users.

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#39 posted 02-19-2014 02:13 PM

While they look similar, I don’t set Jet or Grizzly supporting LumberJocks.
Thanks for your support and contests Baileigh!

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#40 posted 02-19-2014 02:55 PM

David1234, Yes, the website needs an upgrade.

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#41 posted 02-19-2014 03:35 PM

Thank you Aaron. That is all I was looking for. And yes, thank you Baileigh for supporting Lumberjocks.

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#42 posted 03-17-2014 03:55 PM

Head Systems: Making Guitars with the WR-23 CNC Router Table

Brad Pophal has been a guitar enthusiast his whole life. Whether it is giving music lessons, re-stringing, tuning or repairing them, he always seems to have a guitar in his hand. The love for this instrument has crowned him the local “go-to guy” for guitars in the town of Irma, Wisconsin and the surrounding area.

Brad had always dreamt of designing and manufacturing his own line of guitars, but never had the correct equipment. The WR-23 is a fully programmable CNC wood router table that came with everything he needed to get started. With the design software that was included and the free training, Brad was ready to make some waves in the guitar industry.

Brad now designs and manufactures his own line of guitars all day long. The water cooled spindle allows him to run his machine 10 hours a day without the risk of overheating. From the cutting of wood bodies to the cutting and engraving of the custom aluminum components, the WR-23 performs all of these functions flawlessly all day, every day.

His reputation for quality has caused a bit of a problem for Brad as now he cannot keep up with the demand for his guitars…….careful what you wish for….wink…wink.

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#43 posted 05-02-2014 09:14 PM

For the love of Turning: Joe and Lorelei De Angelis

Joe and Lorelei are a cute couple that have been in love with woodworking just about as long as they have been together. Lorelei was kind enough to write about her history in turning and her journey through the woodworking world.

“After we completed building our home in Buffalo Gap, TX in 2002, my husband and I started building furniture. One piece my husband Joe was making required some lathe work, which he started on the Craftsman bench model lathe we had. After a few minutes he became very frustrated because the piece was not turning out as he wanted, so I asked if I could help him. He showed me what to do, and I completed the piece without much problem.

From that day on, any lathe work was mine to do. Since much of the wood we were using was Mesquite, I, needless to say, wore the Craftsman lathe out. Being a loving husband, Joe bought me a bigger, commercial grade variable speed lathe as my Valentine’s Day “roses”, so I could really pursue turning. We belonged to the Texas Mesquite Association (since we built Mesquite furniture), and there I met Charlie Roberts, a retired farmer from the San Angelo, TX area, who took me under his wing and taught me many tricks and techniques.

We participated in the Texas Mesquite Shows and other craft shows in the Texas area over the years from 2004-2006. We won best of show in the woodworking category for our work which included the bowls, lamps and plates I’d turned, and our Mesquite furniture.

When we moved to Arkansas in 2011, the lathe was too heavy to move, so it, along with our entire shop, was donated to the Ben Richie Boys Ranch, in Abilene, TX. Once we got settled here in Arkansas, Joe decided it was past time for me to get back to turning, so he researched the various lathes available on the market, and decided on the Baileigh 1840 variable speed lathe, as the best product for the money, size and features we needed. Since purchasing it for me in 2013, I am once again, back at turning, and am enjoying my Baileigh lathe, which is great for the type of work I do.

I appreciate how solid and well-built it is, and how it does all I require of it. I especially enjoy the variable speed feature, which is helpful when turning hardwood.”

Thanks Lorelei and welcome to the Baileigh family

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#44 posted 05-23-2014 03:22 PM

Here is a video of our machine on “Home Time” with Dean Johnson

http://youtu.be/bJuLrvQ5BnI

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#45 posted 05-30-2014 04:18 PM

Woodworking Nurse, Michelle Blair

Nurse by day and Woodworker by night, Michelle Blair has embraced her woodworking addiction with vigor. Self-taught and full of ambition, she is making some waves in the online woodworking scene.
With her TS-1040P-50 table saw and MC-625 mortising machine she has tackled some pretty serious projects to date. From simple memory boxes to full blown kitchen islands, she has showcased her skills throughout her own house as well as for a loyal following of customers. She prides herself as an extremely competent and self-sufficient woodworker with a heightened attention to detail.

The team at Baileigh Industrial Woodworking is honored to be a part of Michelle’s dream and help showcase her work. Be on the lookout for the Woodworking Nurse, Michelle Blair.

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#46 posted 05-31-2014 02:55 PM

Like that bed. My wife has been after me to make something similar out of an old “pineapple” post headboard but there are no square posts on the foot board so, I need to figure out how to attach the rails to it. I edited this because I don’t think the Baileigh’s want my video’s here. Will post them in an unofficial site.

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#47 posted 06-01-2014 02:35 PM

Thanks mrjinx. I got it on craigs list and made it into a bench for my friend.

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#48 posted 06-01-2014 02:37 PM

I love the lamp Lorelei made!

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#49 posted 06-01-2014 11:55 PM

Hey Shelly_b. I managed to almost finish my outdoor bench today, but in reality, it will be next week or so before I can finish it… In the mean time, here is what it will look like when I am done… The only thing I hate about it is that last seat piece is fairly new ( not 25 years old) and throwing the whole thing off.. Anyone has a 25 years old oak board I can have???... I will dig deeper in my pile and try to replace that soar thumb.

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#50 posted 06-02-2014 12:36 AM

From what I gather, many of the woodworking machine companies use many of the same manufacturers for what looks like the same pieces of equipment, hence the similarities, but the extra you will pay for say a grizzly or a baileigh is in the quality control.

What tolerances may be be acceptable for a grizzly will prob not be acceptable for a higher priced machine although they look identical.

It’s all in you get what you pay for from what I understand.

A grizzly lathe maybe identical to they baileigh but more than likely you will probably have to tweak and adjust a cheaper version to your needs than having one that’s ready to go.

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