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While on visiting a friends house on vaction we were standing in his shop looking at his new Nova lathe he said that he must give his old lathe to someone who would use it. I said he could give it to me and so soon enough it was loaded onto and into my CRV and shipped home.
It is a 1970’s odd Rockwell 46-111 with a nice solid bed and a nice stand. My dad helped with buying me some Robert Sorby tools and I bought the Nova chuck that is on special at Woodcraft. So now I am all set bar getting my dust collection to it and gettting a grinder to sharpen the tools.
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I have one like it ( a little older) that I have enjoyed for many years. With some weight added to bottom cross board you can turn some out of round limbs. Keeps it from walking around the shop. good luck with it.Happy turning!
Wow, good for you. You just can't beat the old tools or that price!! Turn on friend.
Lucky you! Nice friend! Congratulations. May you have many hours of pleasure at your new lathe.
Mine had a carriage bolt that was catching. I filled it flat and smoothed the plate now the tail stock moves nicely.
I've got that exact lathe and love it. Moving the tail stock and the tool rest is a bit of a hassle but the lathe is rock solid.
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