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new lathe
« on: February 17, 2021, 05:24:55 AM »
My Harbor Freight mini lathe finally gave up on me so I bought a new Grizzly G0602. I love the new lathe but I'm already considering upgrading it to variable speed. 
 

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Re: new lathe
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 08:10:07 AM »
I've had an Enco 11x24 lathe for almost 40 years now and have used the hell out of it. I bet you'll get the same results from the Grizzly. Are they as good as more expensive stuff,no,but they get the job done 99% of the time for us DIY guys.
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Re: new lathe
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 08:23:44 AM »
Watched the vid. Looks like a nice lathe especially for the money.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: new lathe
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 05:50:27 AM »
great tool to have!   did you start tuning those shocks yet?  when are you planning on building a 2nd buggy??  ;D ya know , 1 for each of you  ;D
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Re: new lathe
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2021, 06:47:35 PM »
great tool to have!   did you start tuning those shocks yet?  when are you planning on building a 2nd buggy??  ;D ya know , 1 for each of you  ;D
Currently building my 10 year old daughter a buggy with a duromax 18hp engine.  And Second buggy is in the design/gathering
Parts phase.  Hope to have it built by mid to late fall. 

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Re: new lathe
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2021, 06:49:46 PM »
Watched the vid. Looks like a nice lathe especially for the money.
Yes it works well for what we do.  Although I’m not a fan of changing belts to change speed.  Guess I was spoiled with the variable speed Lathe’s. 

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Re: new lathe
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2021, 07:57:51 PM »
Ya,belt changes and back gear engage/disengage is a pita but I have lived with it for a few decades. LOL!!

Keep the updates coming on the projects.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)

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Re: new lathe
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2021, 03:10:03 PM »
That looks like a nice lathe.  I have a Logan lathe, model 830.  Made about 1945.  I traded 2 cases of beer for it.   :m  Still on of my best trades! 

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Re: new lathe
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2021, 07:26:50 PM »
Is the logan a flat belt?
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)

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Re: new lathe
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2021, 03:32:05 PM »
Is the logan a flat belt?

Yes, an old flat belt tied together with leather laces.  Works great but I can't cut threads with it. 

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Re: new lathe
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2021, 07:02:56 PM »
Too much backlash ?
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)