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post #1 of 9 Old 09-02-2009, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to buy or build large wood lathe for 8' long turning

I am interested in turning some material 8' long. I would be willing to buy or build. I have a shopsmith power head that I can use but would need some help on how to build the remainder. Any ideas would be welcomed.
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Do a search on homebuilt lathes, or handmade lathes. I found quite a bit of material when I was looking. You can easily make a wooden bed and tailstock.
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KhD,
To expound on what John said, check out this link:
http://bedair.org/ConoverLathe/Conover.html
This place is about 40 minutes from me. One of the fellows in our turning club has one of these lathes and it works well.
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Looking to buy or build a large lathe for 8' long turnings

I saw where a fellow just took his tailstock of and made a stand for
separate it just for turning some long pieces.Just make sure its secured.

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I've done that. I've also take my mini lathe and mounted the tailstock backwards. Then raised that lathe to the same lever as my big lathe and anchored the 2 together with 2x4's and clamps. I made a long tool rest out of hardwood and I was ready to turn. If I remember correctly that spindle was 57" long.
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I've done that. I've also take my mini lathe and mounted the tailstock backwards. Then raised that lathe to the same lever as my big lathe and anchored the 2 together with 2x4's and clamps. I made a long tool rest out of hardwood and I was ready to turn. If I remember correctly that spindle was 57" long.
Did you post a pic of this John,cause I can't remember where I saw it,but this sure sounds familiar.

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Just curious as to supporting your work in the middle.

I have done it on a machine shop lathe. We put a center support.
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post #8 of 9 Old 09-04-2009, 02:58 AM
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Check out this video

It show a very large lathe making a big column:


The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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I have one that is adjustable , you just change the angel iron to what ever length you need . I made a 7 ft poster bed with it . It's old and needs a motor . I wood sent it to you if you pay the shipping it eill fit in a medium size box . just pm me we can talk about it.

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