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Thom

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Does anybody know of anywhere i can pick up a small wood lathe for about 50.00?

I figure im going to give this pellet wag thing a shot. i've made a couple by just using a sander but i imagine a lathe would be a hell of alot more accurate and generally give a better finish.
 

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Metal a word of warning, long hair and lathes do,nt go so don,t forget your hair net [V]

Try the local addmag [ at news agents or on line ] you may be lucky.
 

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i assure you my hair isnt that long lol... i cant even tie it back [:p]
 

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Originally posted by metalforever

Does anybody know of anywhere i can pick up a small wood lathe for about 50.00?
I'm sure that ive see em in B&Q but don't know what the quality is like.
 

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ebay, secondhand one would be your best bet mate.........
Because you will prolly make one and put it in the loft [:p][:D]
 

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Originally posted by SimpleSimon

ebay, secondhand one would be your best bet mate.........
Because you will prolly make one and put it in the loft [:p][:D]

thats why im looking at a very cheap one [:p]

but my theory is that i mgith make some pennies by doing this... and with me being a student every little helps[:D]
 

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Originally posted by metalforever

Originally posted by SimpleSimon

ebay, secondhand one would be your best bet mate.........
Because you will prolly make one and put it in the loft [:p][:D]

thats why im looking at a very cheap one [:p]

but my theory is that i mgith make some pennies by doing this... and with me being a student every little helps[:D]




Err...sorry to break this to you mate, but pennies are usually made from some type of METAL[B)]

You wont get far with wooden ones[:D][:D]
 
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Originally posted by badpegpicker

Originally posted by metalforever

Originally posted by SimpleSimon

ebay, secondhand one would be your best bet mate.........
Because you will prolly make one and put it in the loft [:p][:D]

thats why im looking at a very cheap one [:p]

but my theory is that i mgith make some pennies by doing this... and with me being a student every little helps[:D]




Err...sorry to break this to you mate, but pennies are usually made from some type of METAL[B)]

You wont get far with wooden ones[:D][:D]

dont be so sure, durham is ran by college dropouts[:p][:D]
 

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Youd want an "Emco Unimat" type lathe dunno what youd pick up secondhand but from 'new' they are not cheap.
 

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Originally posted by Don

Youd want an "Emco Unimat" type lathe dunno what youd pick up secondhand but from 'new' they are not cheap.

Did I read that right?

Im sure it said an "EMO" Unimat[:D]
 

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lmao! me too, i just didnt say anything [:I] i thought he was ripping the p*ss at first [:I]
 

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Poor Mental

If you find the wagglers work ok, give me a shout, i could do with a 30 grammer!
Preloaded of course lol
 

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"ripping the pi$$ indeed! http://www.rejon.co.uk/emco_hobbyist.html



[:D]
 
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THERE IS ONE ON EBAY 15 STARTING PRICE NO ONE HAS BID ON IT YET AND IT HAS 15 HRS TO GO. PORTABLE WOODWORKING LATHE IN PACK,9 POSTAGE

jOHN
 

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metal try a good model or hobby shop mate, my father in law had a nice table top electric lathe, they are ideal for float making.
Regards G.H.
 
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I have made a couple in a previous life using old electric drills wood and G clamps, along with some precision measuring.

If you are not an engineering student though, probably safer to buy one as described!
 

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If you are going to make enough to make money you need a few things besides a lathe, like for instance somewhere to make them cos belive me it makes a right mess. You also really should have some kind of extraction unit, I know most lads who make their own dont bother but belive me it is only a matter of time before somebody has a nasty accident or even ends up dead from a dust explosion. Sparks and dust do not mix. For that reason as well that cheap drill powered lathe is increadibly dangrous for any abrasion based turning. The other thing is theres alot of people around doing handmade pellet wags, and most of those are made from styrofoam which is for the most part way better than balsa for the job.

Not trying to talk you out of it but if you want to do it properly you need to spend more than 50 quid!
 
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