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I have an opportunity to buy a good used Teknatool Nova 1624 II for about $600. New, I believe, is about $1200 yet I see some reviews that said they were about $850 a couple of years ago. This is belt driven, 8 speeds. The DVR is all electronic, but it costs about $600 to $1000 more, depending on where you are starting. Currently, I am overdriving my midi lathe to make 12 inch bowls from some heavy woods. I would like to get into bowl making up to 18 inches and the outboard feature of this Nova would accommodate that. The Nova is described as an entry level lathe. I'm sure I would appreciate the electronic, digital speed motor, but I must weigh the cost of it. 1. What is missing from that to a more advanced lathe besides the electronic, direct drive motor? 2. The outrigger, outboard feature would allow for larger bowls, but no tailstock. Is that really feasible? Safe? Thanks for the wisdom.
I have been wanting a lathe for a long time. Of course, I don't want to spend a lot of money at first till I see if I can like it or not. Also, I know a lathe is a money pit. I would like to turn legs for small tables and make gifts. I guess I am asking for any advice you guys have? If you need more information just ask. Thanks, Don
My turn to brag.. This was not on my list I always take to these garage sale thingies but I know how hard it is to build 4 of these legs and match each other plus the table they go on so 30 asking price was not okay but great but, and after I complained there was no top included I got him down to 25. A slab of granite or marble will make this table after refinishing be worth 26 or more.. Its not a true antique for it has metal brackets in the corners to bolt the legs to but hey it is real carving on everything and almost sure it is mahogany wood..Some one has put a paint and glaze on it to lighten it up but hey, no problem removing that and starting all over with a good finish... Just glad the legs would still come off for we were driving the car so it would have had to stay there for someone else to mess with....the back seats will let down but might not fit all together. Different subject, seeing the microwave in the background I just wanted to say after running all the short mesquite logs through the microwave, there is no saw dust coming out of the logs anymore...Most of the time I set the timer on 7 minutes or less... Years ago I turned the inside of some wood black by too many minutes so if you have not done this before, stay close by cause you might have to put out the fire.... And if the microwave is not in the shop, you got a problem....... I was lazy the days I was microwaving the bugs for if the log was too long I just took them to the burn pile. It would have been quicker and easier to cut the logs in half with the chain saw but hey, like I said I was lazy....
A friend has a used, but not too old Craftsman Commercial table saw he wants to get rid of. Questions: 1) Is this a decent saw and not one of these with pot-metal bearings and such? 2) if so, what would be a fair price for it. Looks kind of like this: