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post #21 of 28 Old 11-25-2011, 08:54 AM
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Congratulations, Ken! Hope you'll be very happy with your new lathe and look forward to seeing what you do with it.

I wouldn't be able to wait till I'd built a full stand for it though! My first lathe I simply bolted to a piece of 3/4" plywood (bolts from below, counterbored so the heads were didn't protrude) then clamped the plywood to my benchtop. Made it easy to move out of the way and store when I needed the benchtop for something else.

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post #22 of 28 Old 11-25-2011, 09:59 AM
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you made the right choice in my opinion
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Congratulations and good luck with new lathe.
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post #24 of 28 Old 11-25-2011, 11:04 AM
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Congrats Ken!

I sincerely hope you enjoy your new tool!

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Congrats Ken! I'm confident that we gave you good advise and you will be happy with it.
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Well, I got the lathe mounted on its new stand and did a little test turning. I still have to make the drawers and the face frame for the stand but I was able to try out my lathe and that was my goal. A very smooth unit that seems to be solid. The tailstock locks down nice and secure as does the tool rest. The variable speed was awesome and smooth. No vibration at all and this unit is whisper quiet. So far, so good. I'm just glad that all of my accessories from my other lathe are compatible with this one. That was definitely a feature that I was looking for.

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I have the same Delta lathe an I'm very happy with the performance. One thing to note if you turn pens I wouldn't recommend using the mandrel saver live center as it puts quite a bit of lateral stress on the bearing on the drive side and makes it run a lot noisier. That translates to me as potential damage so I quit using mine soon after I got it.
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Be sure to share some pictures when you get your stand done.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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