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General lathe

by Roz
posted 07-26-2016 06:46 PM


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Woodknack

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#1 posted 07-26-2016 06:57 PM

1. The picture is 10 years old (2006). God only knows what it looks like now. So those pics are either when he bought it or when he tried to sell it previously and couldn’t.

2. I don’t know what it’s worth but $750 is way more than I would pay. I would have to see it in person and know if it runs but if it runs then $250-400. All the accessories will need to be de-rusted completely and the centers might need replaced. Tapers will probably need to be reamed. Guarantee the bearings are shot based on all the rust. New belt. Possible repairs to the variable speed. The more I think about it, the closer to $200-250 I get. Once you do all that work I mentioned, it would be worth closer to $600-$750.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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KelleyCrafts

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#2 posted 07-26-2016 07:21 PM

FYI, Rick is one of the smartest guys on this forum IMO. Who looks at the pic dates. Genius.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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hunter71

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#3 posted 07-26-2016 07:55 PM

$400-450 Keep an eye on Craigslist

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Roz

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#4 posted 07-26-2016 09:12 PM

Thanks, it sounds like more work than I am willing to do. That answers my question.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Woodknack

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#5 posted 07-26-2016 10:01 PM



FYI, Rick is one of the smartest guys on this forum IMO. Who looks at the pic dates. Genius.

- ki7hy

Not a genius, just some lessons learned the hard way but thanks.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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sawdust703

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#6 posted 07-26-2016 11:44 PM

I wouldn’t touch it, were it me! You’ll have more time & $$$ in rust removal & repairs than you’ll get use out of it. It’d make a better boat anchor than a beginner lathe! Keep looking! You’ll find a much better deal.

-- Sawdust703

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Woodmaster1

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#7 posted 07-27-2016 12:44 AM

You would be better off with a 12” midi lathe with variable speed for 750 or less. The tools in the picture are low end and not worth much.

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JollyGreen67

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#8 posted 07-27-2016 02:55 AM

Way to much for this thing ! Sawdust703 has the correct answer. Plus it’s a Reeves drive – enough said.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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stefang

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#9 posted 08-01-2016 05:13 PM

No opinion on the lathe, but I was sure glad to learn the date trick from Rick. Didn’t know I could do that before. Thanks Rick.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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