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Forum topic by MyGrowthRings posted 03-12-2022 12:53 AM 587 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MyGrowthRings

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03-12-2022 12:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wtb mini wood lathe lathe bonnie klein lathe

My 12-year-old grandson has taken an interest in woodturning, but he and his family are living and traveling the USA in a trailer. I purchased for him and our seven other grandkids a small 8-Inch by 12-Inch WEN lathe, but his parents confirmed that it would be too large and heavy for them to store. I’ve considered a number of the poorly designed and constructed “bead lathes” being sold online, but know that they would only lead to failure and frustration. The old Bonnie Klein lathe popped into my mind and I think it (or something similar) might be exactly what he needs. If you happen to have one collecting dust, I would love to know what you’d take for it. Thanks in advance, Scott


Me and my grandson playing with the WEN lathe.

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#1 posted 03-12-2022 01:23 AM

How about the Penn State Industries Pen Pal. It weighs 15 lbs.

Pen Pal Lathe

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#2 posted 03-13-2022 12:12 PM

I’ll check it out. Do you have personally experience with it? Scott


How about the Penn State Industries Pen Pal. It weighs 15 lbs.

Pen Pal Lathe

- northwoodsman


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#3 posted 03-13-2022 09:18 PM

I don’t have any personal experience with it. I just remember seeing it on their site a long time ago thinking that if someone had an RV and was travelling around the country that would be perfect. At the time I was thinking more of a snowbird who headed south in their RV for the winter, but things have changed over the past few years.

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#4 posted 05-23-2022 05:42 PM

I know this is over a year old but I have a Bonnie Klein lathe and threaded box attachment in North AL. Bought at estate out of OK and never used. Whatever is fair

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