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yooperdave Posted By yooperdave, Mar 18, 2013 at 8:53 PM

  1. yooperdave

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    1. Does anyone remember the name of the ace hardware in colorado (somewhere) that has a website and you can order stuff like wood splitters from them??

    2. more importantly, I am playing with the idea of buying a wood lathe. Currently considering two models fome norther to.
    shop fox model W1758 for about $840
    jet model JWL 1442 VSK for about $1500

    It would be used for bowl making (turning) primary and maybe table legs, tool handles, etc. secondary.

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    Some years back, my wife gave me a JWL-1236 for Christmas. It's a perfectly fine home/craftsman machine for less than $1000.00. Rick
     
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    Thanks BB . I don't need a splitter as the North Star is doing fine, I just thought I would check out the ace hardware site in case they had wood lathes.
    Rick, The JWL-1236 looks nice. Have you turned any bowls?
     
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    No, I have not, I've only done straight spindle stuff. Bowls maybe one day. This lathe power head, of course, will pivot for face/bowl turning, and it comes with the basic tool rest configuration to facilitate that. I really wanted to get into turning some bowls but life intervened. Have fun! Rick
     
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    With my wood working skills anything I put on a lathe would end up like any other wood I try to work with. Kindling. ;em
     
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