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Ksvet06

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Hello group my name is zach and I have dabbled in woodworking since high school. After some injuries and issues from service overseas in the army. My doctor and I were talking about hobbies. So I came back to woodworking. I have a kind run down lathe that works but needs fixed lol and a lot of power tools. So I am currently trying to start fresh and build from there with knowledge and try to have a relaxing escape from my normal day rough time. 

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thanks for your service..

hello Zach and welcome to your new 2nd home..

so what's the issues w/ your lathe.. we might be he able to help...

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Evening stick.

 

  It's a harbor frieght lathe 34706. The person that I got it from took old pully off and put a single pully on so it's one speed. Need to get that working for adjustable speed. One one chuck it has a point and 4 grips to hold wood. No face plate. Looking at getting a nova chuck when I can with a 1 x 8 tpi adapter. The stand needs fixed or I might mount it to a bench instead. 

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Welcome Zach.  Glad to have you here.  You might want to look into a variable speed motor and leave the pulley as is.  Some of those older lather had variable pitch pulleys and when they go bad it is hard to find replacements.

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Welcome.

HF still sells this lathe. There are numerous videos on Youtube about it. The manual shows  this lathe as having a variable pitch pulley system. The manual is available on the HF website (free).

Thank you for your service.

Wichita Z. Blundell

SSG, IDARNG(ret)

 

 

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Wichman3,

 

    Your correct it did come with  that pulley system. Mine did not come with it. Only a single pulley. It's one of a few problems I have to fix on the lathe. I would like to just buy a different one but am not currently able to do so.

 

  Thank you for your service too. 

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Welcome to the board..and I also thank you for your service.

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9 hours ago, Ksvet06 said:

I have a kind run down lathe that works but needs fixed

Zach, watch for our Wednesday’s Wisdom For Woodturners. We are always looking for projects, ideas and suggestions. Please jump in and tell us what you think! The guys in the turner's forum can certainly help with the lathe fix-up!

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Welcome to the crew. Will not go into the lathe here but repost questions in Turning forum and we will find some answers

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Welcome to the forums and thank you for your service.   "relaxing escape" means never having to say you're sorry, made a mistake, or threw some misbehaving tool against the opposite wall.:o:lol:   Wish you the best.  ;)

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@Ksvet06...Welcome to the forums. Thank-you for your service & sacrifice. Sorry I missed your initial arrival....must have been down at the donut shop or something:P

Jump in at any time and join the fun...hope to see you often around the virtual workbench...you're gonna' like it here.

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Welcome to the forum Zach and thank you for your service.

 

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Sorry I'm late to the party, Zack. It's been a busy couple of weeks and I'm just catching up. Welcome...we'll help you spend your money, give you advise you probably won't want and make you post pictures (for those of us who can't read) of everything you do. So, join in on the fun and welcome, again.

 

Bill

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