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    Post "Turning Group Members and Their Lathes"

    Please Do Not Post Responses In This Thread
    Only Personal, Lathe Information & Picture Entries

    When you make this post it will already state who you are in the post heading, so you will not need to add that. The picture must be of you standing by your lathe. Add the picture by using the "Manage Attachments" feature. If you own multiple lathes, multiple pictures are permissible. Copy the questions below into your post and then answer under each one. Answer the following questions to the best of your ability about yourself and your lathe. Try to remember to remove the bold lettering from your answer but not the question. A separate thread will be available for responses to these posts.
    • When did you join SMC?
    • How did you find out about this site?
    • What do you enjoy the most about SMC?
    • What is the make, model and year of your lathe?
    • What is your lathe's capacity?
    We would like to have every Turning Group Member added here. It is open to all lathes and their owners, so, please join us.
    Every Lathe Deserves Recognition
    Last edited by Christopher K. Hartley; 09-12-2007 at 11:28 AM.

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    Robust 25 American Beauty

    • When did you join SMC?
      • It was back in Feb or March of 2006.
    • How did you find out about this site?
      • Stumbled across it when doing an Internet search.
    • What do you enjoy the most about SMC?
      • The members, they are great people concerned about others and ready to help whenever they can.
    • What is the make, model and year of your lathe?
      • A Robust 25 American Beauty with all the trimmings.
    • What is your lathe's capacity?
      • The lathe has a 25" swing with an extended bed for long or spindle work.
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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Crystal Beach,Texas
    Posts
    224
    • When did you join SMC?
    • About 8 or 9 months ago.
    • How did you find out about this site?
    • Surfing the net
    • What do you enjoy the most about SMC?
    • Seeing the items that other people are making.
    • What is the make, model and year of your lathe?
    • First one is a Jet 1642VS that I just got.
    • The second one is a Jet mini VS That I got for free brand new. Thats another story.
    • What is your lathe's capacity?
    • 16 42
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    • When did you join SMC?
      • January 2006.
    • How did you find out about this site?
      • Internet search.
    • What do you enjoy the most about SMC?
      • I like to look at some of the great work and be able to get solutions for questions I may have.
      • What is the make, model and year of your lathe?

      • Woodfast 910 not sure the year.
      • What is your lathe's capacity?

      • The lathe has a little over 20" swing (metric) I think it has 42" between centers.
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    Mike Vickery

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Abilene, TX
    Posts
    301
    Originally Posted by Jude Kingery

    • When did you join SMC?
    • How did you find out about this site?
    • What do you enjoy the most about SMC?
    • What is the make, model and year of your lathe?
    • What is your lathe's capacity/Specification?
    Hello all! Joined SMC when good friend Marvin told me about it and have enjoyed it a lot, maybe for about the past year or so. I like the friendliness and the variety of posts, everyone is mostly positive and informative, makes for a very nice visit. I have two lathes, one was my Dad's, a little Wood Wizard made in about I'd guess 1938. My husband built a terrific, sturdy bench for it, mounted the motor, and it runs fine. About a 7" throw and 32" length bed. Then we bought a VB36 about 5 years ago, beautiful machine and will turn anything. So I use both pretty much all the time. Right now my piano student has an Ash bowl on the little lathe he's turning and I have a big Cherry blank on the big lathe. It's lots of fun! I think the thread is fine and a nice idea just to get to know people better or put a face with a name. Thanks! Jude
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    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Iquitos, Peru
    Posts
    796

    Lathe Gloat

    • When did you join SMC?
    • A couple of years ago
    • How did you find out about this site? Web Search
    • What do you enjoy the most about SMC? Learning about other people and what and how they do what they do
    • What is the make, model and year of your lathe? Home made and latest technology.
    • What is your lathe's capacity? Whatever you have the nerve to put on but maximum is 26 " dia by 48" if you can catch it.
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    My Lathe

    When did you join SMC?
    Maybe two years ago
    How did you find out about this site?
    Surfing for woodturning places
    What do you enjoy the most about SMC?
    I'm mostly a lurker so reading what turners post
    What is the make, model and year of your lathe?
    I have a two year old Robust 25 and a Jet Mini
    What is your lathe's capacity?
    25"

    The photo is of me and Brent when I went to his shop to pick up
    my new lathe. It's a great piece of equipment!
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    Post Circa 1909 Oliver 20C Pattern Lathe

    When did you join SMC


    I joined Saw Mill Creek 11/2/2005 and became a contributer August of this year- Love this place and the people! Help keep it alive and please make a donation.
    • How did you find out about this site?
    I found SMC through a web search I was doing on researching Oliver lathes - Lou Lansom's article about his monster lathe- that started the obsession with SMC.
    • What do you enjoy the most about SMC?
    I like the information and discussions about woodworking and other topics as well. There are many people on here that are more than happy to help out when you run into a problem or need information on certain topics.
    • What is the make, model and year of your lathe?
    the make of my lathe is an Oliver pattern lathe, the model is a 20C The year it was manufactured was 1909 based on my serial number #890
    • What is your lathe's capacity?
    24" over the bed and 20" over the carriage.
    Center to Center is 105"
    • Some additional information ?
    I took ownership of The Oliver20 C Pattern Lathe in February 2005 which was located at RIT college in Rochester NY in their wood shop. The Oliver was replaced with 3- OneWay lathes.
    Dimensions:
    146" L x 15" W x 12" D ~ all cast iron construction bed.
    Gross Weight 4,118 lbs.
    Drive system:
    220v , 3ph ,3hp Baldore induction motor.
    4 speed reduction "Drive All" transmission.
    Drop knuckle dbl plate transmission & motor assembly/w 2" ball & socket pillow block mountings for motor assembly.
    2- 8" DBL B- V belt S&K system from transmission to 2" Headstock spindle.
    2- 3"/4"/5" step A -v belt pulley from the Baldore motor to the "Drive All" 4 speed transmission.
    2 - Headstock Bearing ears machined for 4 new ,2 stage assembly bearings.
    4 - 6010212 sealed ball bearings , rated at 6000 max rpm/2700lbs thrust at 1000 rmp.
    2- AXK -5070 Thrust bearing/27,000 lbs max thrust - 3,900 max rpm .
    2- INA-AS5070 Thrust washer assembly.
    2- 1-7/8" SK brass bushings.
    1- Yaskawa 3ph ,220v ,7hp Varaible Frequency Drive -slow start/slow stop/reverse/ quick brake and many more options.
    Speed rrange 1rpm - 2,833rpms
    Headstock ad tail stock:
    Headstock spindle 32"L x 2" diameter.
    Headstock pivots 3" +/- from center for offset turning.
    Between centers; spindle size- 1-7/8" accepts#4 Morse tapper attachments. Punch through rod for removal of tools.
    Outboard spindle size 2-1/4".
    18" 1/4" steel inboard index plate (detachable) plotted in at 5 degree 1/2" port increments.

    Tail stock:
    #4 Morse Tapper attachments.
    2" diameter quill w/1/2" travel grove.
    0 - 12" travel with quill handle split lock down.
    Offset square 3/4" nut adjustment on front 3" +/- travel from center.
    1-1/2" Center lock down nut to Lathe bed.
    Pattern carriage:
    2 tier pattern carriage.
    12" travel 1st tier.
    10" travel top fine adjustment tier.
    2 latitude/longitude adjustable steel point markers/w stamped measurements in the 1st tier carriage and the lathe bed on front (24") total.
    geared handle Assembly for carriage longitudinal movement (105" total)
    2nd top tier swivel with 180 degree markings stamped in carriage base.
    Accessories:
    1- 20"diameter -1" thick steel turning plate-weight, 95lbs, can be used in/out board turnings.
    2 - 6" steel attachment hubs -inboard/outboard.
    1 - 6" steel face plate (inboard only).
    tool arbor holder for carriage-w/1/2" interchangeable cutting bits.
    2 - 20" steel bed tool holders for any 1-1/2" tool post.
    1- 48" tool rest , 1-1/2" post.
    1- 12" tool rest. 1-1/2" post.
    1- 4" tool rest. 1-1/2" post.
    1- 6"x 6" V - tool rest holder. 1-1/2" post.
    1 - Carriage attachment plate for PC 3-1/4hp router.

    The next project on the Oliver 20C is the drive link from the carriage to the spindle to do twist turning,rope/flute.
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    When did you join SMC?
    Joined SMC in the beginning of October of 2006.
    How did you find out about this site?
    Found SMC quite by chance when doing a blanket search for anything woodturning! Hung out on the sidelines for months until I realized that I could learn more through participation.
    What do you enjoy the most about SMC?
    The people - the talent - and the way everyone is willing to help each other learn! Constantly amazed with the creativity of all the folks here on SMC!
    What is the make, model and year of your lathe?
    2006 Jet 1642 EVS 2 hp
    What is your lathe's capacity?
    So far it has been capable of doing everything I have thrown at it - some spindle work, lots of bowls and now it's doing just great with hollow forms! Oh - max of 16" for facework - 42" for spindle work.
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    Steve

    “You never know what you got til it's gone!”
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    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Posts
    2,564
    • When did you join SMC? August, 2006
    • How did you find out about this site? A friend and Creeker Rick Levine called me one night and told me to check it out because it has a laser forum
    • What do you enjoy the most about SMC? The camaradarie, the friends I've made and met, the talent, the encouragement from fellow Creekers whom I've never met, and just seeing all the beautiful stuff that the other "masters" show off
    • What is the make, model and year of your lathe? I have two. One is a WoodTek mini, purchased in summer of 2006. The other is a vintage Atlas, inherited from my father-in-law and purchased new by him in the early 50s.
    • What is your lathe's capacity? The Woodtek has a 10" swing and 17" between centers; it's a 6-speed (non-VS ). The Atlas has a 12" swing--don't know distance between center.
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    Nancy (99 days)
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    Nancy Laird
    Owner - D&N Specialties, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
    Woodworker, turner, laser engraver; RETIRED!
    Lasers - ULS M-20 (20W) & M-360 (40W), Corel X4 and X3
    SMC is user supported. http://www.sawmillcreek.org/donate.php
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    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Goodland, Kansas
    Posts
    22,603
    • When did you join SMC? January 2005
    • How did you find out about this site? Was surfing for help with a wood project.
    • What do you enjoy the most about SMC? The people and the help you can get from caring people.
    • What is the make, model and year of your lathe? A Nova DVR bought this year.
    • What is your lathe's capacity? 16" over the bed and 29" outboard
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    Last edited by Jim Becker; 10-13-2007 at 10:02 PM.
    Bernie

    Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.



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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Remsen Ia.
    Posts
    172
    • When did you join SMC?
      • It was November 27, 2006.
    • How did you find out about this site?
      • Stumbled across it when doing an Internet search.
    • What do you enjoy the most about SMC?
      • The pictures of everyone’s projects.
    • What is the make, model and year of your lathe?
      • A Delta 12” Variable Speed Wood Lathe (Model 46-700).
    • What is your lathe's capacity?
      • The lathe has a 12" swing with 36” spindle length.
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    • When did you join SMC? March 2007
    • How did you find out about this site? Google! (after not being satisfied with other forums)
    • What do you enjoy the most about SMC? Great advice, and regulars (like on 'Cheers', where everyone knows your name!)
    • What is the make, model and year of your lathe? Jet Mini (1014) 6-speed manual.
    • What is your lathe's capacity? 10" over the ways, a.k.a. "not much" but I try to maximize it.
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    When did you join SMC? It was a couple years ago, I'm sure of the exact month.
    How did you find out about this site?
    Browsing for woodturning info at first but got more interested in it when Andy Hoyt posted on WOW with a Christmas greeting from a whole slew of Creekers.
    What do you enjoy the most about SMC?
    All the friendly people and seeing the beautiful work they do.
    What is the make, model and year of your lathe?
    My "main machine" is a 1954 Oliver 159A but I just bought a Delta Midi for doing small things.
    What is your lathe's capacity?
    Well, if I slid the headstock on the Oliver down to the end of the ways, built me a free standing tool rest, got me a good life insurance policy, and downed a couple moxies, I could probably turn out something 2 or 3 feet in diameter. But the actual capacity of the Oliver is 14" x 42", the Delta is 12"



    And as you can see in the picture, there ain't nothing pretty about my lathes, my shop, or me.
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    When did you join SMC?
    check in the right top corner, guessing 3 years or so
    How did you find out about this site?

    read about it on another board
    What do you enjoy the most about SMC?

    people are friendly, talented and i do lurk more than I post
    What is the make, model and year of your lathe?

    it's a Stubby 1000 I got about 3 years ago, man I remember when I pulled it off that crate, what a day
    What is your lathe's capacity

    20" over the bed, 44" when the bed is pulled out






    here she is

    Sascha




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