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Old 31st March 2013, 01:59 AM   #11
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That's some serious audio diy-ing. now! So when's the first horn due to be spun?
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Old 31st March 2013, 02:52 AM   #12
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Wow, that is one serious mother .... Nice find. The bandsaw is choice, as well.
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Old 31st March 2013, 09:26 AM   #13
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My buddy has a lathe about half that size; he's got the extra motor phase converter - works nicely. I guess the only draw back is the electric bill.

I hope there are plans for a guard for the 26" band saw Yikes!
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Old 31st March 2013, 03:17 PM   #14
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Yep, I am running a 5hp rotary phase converter too. Between the two my electric bill should go up a bit. I don't have plans to build guards for the band saw YET, but until I do, I will be the only person using it. No one else will be allowed near it.
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Old 31st March 2013, 03:21 PM   #15
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That's one hell of a wood lathe to be sure! And a light metals lathe at best, as the literature states. What's the distance from center to the bed?

I can't wait to see what you create on this beast.

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The cross and compound slides are very light duty compared to the rest of the lathe. The lack of leadscrew is a mystery on a lathe with 6ft distance between centers.
I think I would have passes on this one, not a bargain.
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Old 31st March 2013, 03:31 PM   #16
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I put a VFD on my 3 phase 3 horse over arm router and it works great with single phase, 220V mains.
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The cross and compound slides are very light duty compared to the rest of the lathe. The lack of leadscrew is a mystery on a lathe with 6ft distance between centers.
I think I would have passes on this one, not a bargain.

The compound slide is very heave duty for a wood lathe. This was never meant to be a metal lathe. It was used to make round parts to make molds in a foundry. With the bed extension it can turn a piece 30 inches in diameter and 64 feet long. Yep 64 FEET. I think they only made 3 of those bed extensions.
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With the bed extension it can turn a piece 30 inches in diameter and 64 feet long. Yep 64 FEET
Just imagine the joint you could roll on that thing
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Congrats, can't wait to see the horns.
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Old 1st April 2013, 09:49 AM   #20
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If you could find a way to cut Spheres - I think you could get your investment back in record time. I happened to catch a "how its made show" where they cut wood salad bowels; they made it look easy with lathe and special cutter. They were just scooping them out; small to large small sizes from one single piece of wood .
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