Update and Pics of my Woodfast 408m lathe

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Forum topic by jeff posted 10-01-2018 08:59 AM 770 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-01-2018 08:59 AM

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Finally had a chance to pick up my newly acquired lathe along with some other goodies included in the purchase.The seller was my buddies father who was a long time turner.Over the last few years we had a chance to turn together.I learned a lot from him.He is in his mid 80’s now and is moving to be closer to his kids.He is a great guy and I was so excited when he offered to sell me his lathe.The items included in the lathe purchase were a JDS Air Tech 2000 Air filtration unit,a One Way Strong Hold Chuck and One Way Jumbo Jaws along with some various turning tools-All for $1000.00—A pretty good deal.On a side note he was also selling a Central Machinery standing drill press model T-583-almost in pristine condition-I purchased this as well for $75.00.Lathe specs are: 20” swing,its a short bed model as you can see,has a Leeson 1.5 hp motor-220v,variable speed with 5 step pulley system.Here are some pics of the lathe and drill press.Thx for looking.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#1 posted 10-01-2018 01:29 PM

Looks like ya made out pretty darned well.

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#2 posted 10-01-2018 01:56 PM

Wow! You done real good, Jeff! She’s a beaut! Congrats!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#3 posted 10-01-2018 02:43 PM

Great deal. Enjoy.

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#4 posted 10-01-2018 09:05 PM

Congratulations on new toys, now let’s see some turnings!

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#5 posted 10-02-2018 03:28 AM

Thanks everyone.I have to get 220 in my shop but that will happen soon.Can’t wait..

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 10-02-2018 05:34 PM

Wow, looks almost brand spankin’ new. Nice score.

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