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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 7:31 am 
I know this isn't a woodworking forum, but maybe someone out there has a small wood lathe they don't want or use any longer. I will be using it for turning fly rod handles/grips.
It has been suggested that I make one with a hand drill and one of the many simple kits out there. No, I would prefer a real lathe with good bearings, a stable base, ability to use a variety of chucks and spurs, and a decent tool rest.
Size? I only need to be able to turn up to 10-12" in length, with most pieces at 7" long
Thanks for checking this out!

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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 9:44 pm 
Try Seattle Woodturners.  The monthly newsletter often has lathes for sale (the November newsletter includes one that may be a little larger than you want, however).  https://seattlewoodturners.org/newsletters/

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PostWed Nov 11, 2020 8:49 am 
Thanks RBO. I am looking for a used one first, but will buy new if I don't find one.

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PostWed Nov 11, 2020 9:58 am 
Just to be clear, I was referring to the want ads in the newsletter which generally feature used equipment

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PostFri Nov 13, 2020 9:20 am 
Ah, gothcha! I'll go back and check again

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PostFri Dec 18, 2020 7:10 pm 
I've purchased equipment from Equipment Sales and Surplus in the past and they have competitive prices and you can go down to Auburn to check out in person. They frequently post S&D stuff in craigslist but you might go a long time before seeing a lathe.

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PostFri Jan 08, 2021 7:58 am 
Just got back online, thanks Steve

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