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I'm thirteen years old and learning how to use a lathe in my woods class at school. My dad and I got a lathe two summers ago from an estate sale, but it doesn't have any brand or model # on it anywhere. I'm trying to get some information so I know what kind of parts I can buy for it. Does anyone recognize or have any idea what kind of lathe this might be or have any other info that would be helpful? Thanks for your help.

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Have fun with the lathe, and be safe! Even a smaller unit can throw pieces with amazing speed. ALWAYS wear a face shield, and HAVE FUN!! I wish I had started woodturning as a teenager (many, many years ago!!) as it is a really great hobby.

As far as what parts you can buy for it, most accessories (faceplates, chucks, etc.) are measured by the spindle size - diameter and threads per inch - and are independent of the lathe itself. The spec sheet Bmezz sent you above will tell you that information as well as what size Morse taper your machine has, which is important for spur drives and the like. Chisels are also brand independent and you buy the ones that suit the kind of turning you want to do.

Stay tuned to Lumberjocks for a lot of good advice from folks who enjoy the hobby and are willing to share what they have learned.

Ron
 
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