Lathe for long work

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  • BobSch
    • Aug 2004
    • 4385
    • Minneapolis, MN, USA.
    • BT3100

    Lathe for long work

    A guy I used to work with emailed me asking about lathes. In the exchange he mentioned he wants to be able to turn pieces longer than 60". Any ideas other than doing two pieces and joining them together?
    Bob

    Bad decisions make good stories.
  • boblon
    Senior Member
    • Aug 2003
    • 727
    • Florida, USA.

    #2
    Not really an answer, but reminded me of something I saw awhile ago while browsing the net. This guys turned a 14' mast.





    This is the page the pic is from. It's the middle of the story but there are navigation buttons at the bottom.



    BobL.
    "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgement."

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    • tribalwind
      Senior Member
      • Feb 2004
      • 847
      • long island, ny.

      #3
      Boblon,
      that is Bill grumbine's personal site. here is his turners site. http://www.wonderfulwood.com/

      he's a cool guy i'd like to meet him someday,heard great things.
      i bought his woodturning DVD and have to say it is one awesome video.it's like 2-3 hours long.

      bill frequents woodcentral.com turning forum
      that setup was for a sailing mast.pretty nifty heheh
      namaste, matthew http://www.tribalwind.com

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      • kwgeorge
        Veteran Member
        • Jan 2004
        • 1419
        • Alvin, TX, USA.

        #4
        One option would be a Nova lathe like the DVR or 3K models as they allow for adding bed segments. You could make it as long as you wanted.

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        • BobSch
          • Aug 2004
          • 4385
          • Minneapolis, MN, USA.
          • BT3100

          #5
          Thanks, guys. I'll pass along the info.
          Bob

          Bad decisions make good stories.

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