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post #1 of 9 Old 10-26-2011, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Broken Banjo update

I finally heard back from the metal Fabricator with a cost of $140 to build me a new one.

Thanks to all (HAS) for your advise

This is what he is pricing.

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I'm okay with the price (I guess ) I'm just concerned that maybe there is something out there that is compatible with my bed and would be an upgrade to get rid of the nut and wrench mechanism vs the built in lever handle lock like I see on the newer models.

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Seems like there should be a replacement part for some brand that would work.








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I'd be more inclined to look around for a part that fits.

On eBay, item numbers 120796764528 and 250915712809 are banjos for different versions of Delta Rockwell lathe.

(There are probably more, I just did a simple search. Lots of people use the wrong names for parts when listing stuff on eBay, getting creative about terms you search for can uncover bargains because nobody else notices them.)

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I don't know what model you have but here is one on the bay for $29 as of now.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/old-Delta-Ro...item27bf991aa9

There may be others on the bay or someone at OWWM may have one they are willing to sell.

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TC, I have an old lath out in the storage, I will go check to see if it looks like your's, if it does you can have it.

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TC, I do have one but it looks more like the one made in your picture. The one I have has a 7/8inch hole and the body is 9 inches long. The flat part is 5/8 inch thick. Here is a picture of it. Let me know and it is your's for postage.
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The price is a little high, I think I would do some research.
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TC, I do have one but it looks more like the one made in your picture. The one I have has a 7/8inch hole and the body is 9 inches long. The flat part is 5/8 inch thick. Here is a picture of it. Let me know and it is your's for postage.
Wow Jim,
That's a very generous offer. Thank you.
Do you think I can bore it out to one inch to accept my rests?
If we can, I would love to make this happen.

Thanks so much
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Wow Jim,
That's a very generous offer. Thank you.
Do you think I can bore it out to one inch to accept my rests?
If we can, I would love to make this happen.

Thanks so much
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Tom the walls of the hole are 3/8 inch thick at the thinnest part and is 2 1/4 inches tall. All you will be taking out is 1/16th inch out of the walls, I think it will hold up for you and if it doesn't you will have another paper weight. Maybe there is a way you can reinforce it if you feel the need too. Anyway, I will never use that again.

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