Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Minitonas, Manitoba
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I would not want to be without the lathe in the shop. Granted it does not get used as much as it should, but it really comes in handy when down time is critical. Mine is a McDougall from the War Era. 20 x 72, so if you feel like horsing the top roller from the combine pickup into this beast, you can. (Done it once.)
A word of advice,...Never place the 4 jaw chuck into the 3 jaw chuck to save time. Remove the 3 jaw and install the 4 jaw properly. Was drilling through a piece of tool steel, Octagonal and when the drill pushed through it pulled the 4 jaw loose from the 3 jaw. even at 300 RPM that 4 jaw can cover a lot of ground!!! Good thing I was beside the tail stock and not the chuck.
Living the dream,......one bushel at a time.