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Old 05-30-05, 01:28 PM   #1
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Does somebody here own a mini lathe?

Okay well my next big "i wanna buy" is a lathe. I cant afford and it isnt practical to buy anything over 200 pounds so i am looking at these Mini lathes and have been doing some research for a while. Homier mobile merchants offer their 7x12 at just 300 dollars! I realize all of these are made from the same factory (SIEG). Im just curious, why on earth is theirs so much cheaper than the Grizzly? The cummins is also pretty cheap, and it includes cutting tools but if i had the choice i would go for the Homier price wise because most of the accessories and wahtnot i can buy from a friend. So yea, does anybody own a Speedway Homier mini lathe or know why its cheaper?
FInally, micromark. They offer theirs with a few extra features for 575 or something, but oes the extra stuff really justify the 275 dollar difference in price with the HOmier?
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Look around on Ebay, there's one called Automat or something-mat, that's been around forever, also Sherline etc that people get and then lose interest in. There are also "pen lathes" that are used to make pens, look into that if you can get by with one that small.
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Old 05-30-05, 11:38 PM   #3
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We are talking about metal lathes not wood lathes aren't we?
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Probably so, he seems to like making little bits for his bike. He could make them out of wood and be ghetto, though.
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Or super duper hardwoods like Black Locust, Oak, Ash, Sugar/Rock maple, or Hickory and be way old school with a touch of fancy.
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yea im talking about metal lathes. Its more for the projects im always doing than for the bike. THe mini lathe isnt large enough for making most cycling parts but its all i can afford so oh well.
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Or super duper hardwoods like Black Locust, Oak, Ash, Sugar/Rock maple, or Hickory and be way old school with a touch of fancy.
a la the SRAM woody derailleur.
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Heh heh heh heh heh heh... Woody de-railer...heh heh heh heh.
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