Ever thought you need a few more inches?

Ever thought you need a few more inches?

Post by Nic Welfor » Fri, 11 May 2001 06:35:57



I have a variable speed Sorby lathe with which I am very pleased.  When I got it a couple of years ago, I got the 36 inches between centres, which I thought would be plenty.  (Actually a little less, but there you are).    Now from time to time I'd like to turn a longer stick, and also I have the large bowl turning attachment which requires the bars to be pushed through the headstock to mount.

The thought occurred to me that if I had bars which were about 12 inches longer, I could leave the bowl attachment mounted and also have the bars project beyond the tailstock mounting.  Then, if I needed a longer turning length, I could move the tailstock to the other side of the mounting.  

So far so good.  I contacted Robert Sorby who quoted a trade-in price of 20 pounds plus tax and shipping.  I ordered on the 3rd May and today they turned up, weekend and bank holiday in between.  They will also arrange for the shorter bars to be picked up.  

Apart from commending the excellent service, which I have come to take for granted from Robert Sorby, it might be something others who occasionally need a few extra inches would want to do.

Nic Welford
Rushden
England

 
 
 

Ever thought you need a few more inches?

Post by Lyn J. Mangiamel » Fri, 11 May 2001 06:42:56


Just what does one say in response to such a subject line? :-)
Lyn

Quote:

> I have a variable speed Sorby lathe with which I am very pleased.
> When I got it a couple of years ago, I got the 36 inches between
> centres, which I thought would be plenty.  (Actually a little less,
> but there you are).    Now from time to time I'd like to turn a longer
> stick, and also I have the large bowl turning attachment which
> requires the bars to be pushed through the headstock to mount. The
> thought occurred to me that if I had bars which were about 12 inches
> longer, I could leave the bowl attachment mounted and also have the
> bars project beyond the tailstock mounting.  Then, if I needed a
> longer turning length, I could move the tailstock to the other side of
> the mounting. So far so good.  I contacted Robert Sorby who quoted a
> trade-in price of 20 pounds plus tax and shipping.  I ordered on the
> 3rd May and today they turned up, weekend and bank holiday in
> between.  They will also arrange for the shorter bars to be picked
> up. Apart from commending the excellent service, which I have come to
> take for granted from Robert Sorby, it might be something others who
> occasionally need a few extra inches would want to do. Nic
> WelfordRushdenEngland


 
 
 

Ever thought you need a few more inches?

Post by Bill Brachho » Fri, 11 May 2001 07:06:32


Nic, those are not the extra inches I need :)

Bill in Gainesville, Florida, USA
http://www.billbrach.homestead.com

 
 
 

Ever thought you need a few more inches?

Post by Peter Charles Fag » Sat, 12 May 2001 02:12:46


Bill is talking about his height or lack of it! Thanks for the tip Nick.Regards,
Peter Charles Fagg,
Freshwater, Isle of Wight. United Kingdom,
Website  www.petersplatters.co.uk
Member AWGB 4247 &  AAW 0018528 GO