New lathe

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rocket trike

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I just got back from Menards and look what my wife let me get.
It is a 12" lathe with a 8" swing. The speed is 750 to 3200 RPM. It looks like a good made lathe. Cast iron bottom and metal parts no plastic other then the on and off switch. I thought that is was a good deal for $99.00 But they Had a sale that you bought a tote for$2.99 and you get 20.04% off. They ussally do not let you get power tools but this time they did so I ended up getting it for \$79.99 so I could not pass it up.

Ryan S.

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score! now get to work, turn some nosecones!

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Very Nice. post some more pics when you start a project...speaking of which...what will be your first project?

ibeblip

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Were there any accessories . . . Like lathe tools or a face plate?
What's next?

rocket trike

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Ryan here is a nose cone that I turned for a desinged I am working on.

Flying I will use it to trun my nose cones for my kits. Which my next kit will be the BLINK FAMILY.

ibeblip It comes with a large and small faceplate. I will need to go to sears and get a chuck for turning my nose cones.

Ryan S.

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awesome. looks great I have a lathe in my basement that is about 5 ft long. I dont know why I haven't gotten it running. Now I am getting a metal lathe....I dont know what I am gonna do with that