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Advice on a New Lathe

Started by gfranco81, August 03, 2017, 03:41:05 am

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Hey guys...I am looking to replace my old Craftsman lathe with something that was built this century...lol. I want something big enough to handle projects like bowls, small lamps, and the such without breaking the bank. Highland Woodworking has a Rikon 70-100 on sale for $349 but I am not sure if it is big enough to handle these projects with it being listed as a "mini" lathe. It states that it is a 12" lathe with 16" between centers (expandable in 24" increments with bed extension purchase). Anyone have any thoughts on this lathe?