Vertilathe?

Vertilathe?

Post by NoNameAtA » Sat, 17 Jan 2004 06:18:53



If anyone here has an opinion on this product I'd love to hear it?
http://vertilathe.freeyellow.com/
 
 
 

Vertilathe?

Post by Barry N. Turne » Sat, 17 Jan 2004 11:48:37


This setup might be okay for some.........that have never turned before on a
real lathe.  For me...............its just too weird.  Save your money for a
Jet Mini and learn how to turn on a "real lathe" not some novelty.  You may
be able to turn a variety of items on this setup, but I can't see how the
skills you learn would ever transfer to a traditional lathe.  I think you
would be starting all over again when you finally get a traditional lathe.

Barry


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> If anyone here has an opinion on this product I'd love to hear it?
> http://vertilathe.freeyellow.com/


 
 
 

Vertilathe?

Post by Chuc » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 04:46:06


On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 21:48:34 GMT, Ecnerwal

Quote:

>Opinions, plenty of those in the archives, too - if you're stapped for
>cash, you'd be better off making one of the mostly wooden lathes which
>have had some recent discussion becasue one of the magazines put one on
>the cover. I don't recall anyone who was not the spammer or one of his
>spam-puppets with anything good to say about it. I certainly don't have
>anything good to say about it.

>Don't waste your money or your time.

Come on, Lawrence, tell us what you >>really<< think of it!  : )

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Vertilathe?

Post by Silva » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 13:18:09


Quote:

> If anyone here has an opinion on this product I'd love to hear it?

There's some book or other that has plans for just that sort of thing.  It
looks cheap and dead easy to build out of stuff from Lowe's.

I got my first taste of turning on a drill press.  It was enough to really
give me the itch, but I can't say that it was all that worthwhile.  (I was
turning short dowels with the chuck, and shaping them with a four-in-hand
rasp.)

I suggest that if you're really going to turn on a drill press, you should
use a dedicated benchtop for the purpose, and lay it on its side.  There's
just so much side to side and body English in turning that I can't see
doing it with any aplomb at all in a vertical orientation.

Better to shell out $240 for a JET mini and a set of HF turning tools, IMHO.
That's what I've got right now.  After a bit less than a month, I have
actually produced a couple of things that aren't in the trash can.  :)

(Yet.  :)

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