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post #1 of 3 Old 10-14-2007, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any ideas on building a lathe duplicator?
I don't want to spend a lot of money on one because I don't do a lot of turning. I have looked at the one that Rockler sells but it does not get good reviews. I have also looked at the one Sears sells and it doesn't get good reviews either.
So I am looking to build my own but need some ideas. Thanks for any help anyone can give. Jimmiebear
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-14-2007, 12:27 PM
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Hi not sure what type you are after or to build this link has some pics to look at give you an idea or to. i did have a small drawing somewhere on a small copier will try and sort it out if poss.

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post #3 of 3 Old 10-15-2007, 12:31 PM
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I'm not a fan of duplicators. I don't think they leave a good enough finish and can't do fine details. However I do understand that a lot of people want to try one. All they really are is a platform for the tool bit holder. A raised tool bit holder with a V shaped cutter then some sort of follower that runs on your original. I've seen them made out of wood but the best homemade version I've seen was a metal post welded to metal gear. This sat on a wooden table supported by the bed of the lathe. Then the cutter was fixed on top of the post and a metal rod ran through the post near the bottom. The metal rod traced the original. Try doing a google search on homemade duplicators.
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