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vincent52100

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This is maybe a strange question but; I’m looking for a lathe that that can be disassembled and carried in a car (Hyundai Sonata). The rear seats do lay down so I can load through the trunk. I’m not interested in a mini lathe. Would like 9x19 or larger. I looked and there are some good deals on used machines but if I had to rent a truck the cost would not make sense. If I use our car we could combine buying a lathe with a mini vacation. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
 

kb3guy

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I used to have a Logan 200 (10-inch, freestanding style), and it broke down and fit in the back of a 2003 CR-V pretty easily - where there’s a will, there’s a way :)


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Eddyde

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I moved a South Bend 9 x 24 and its bench in my Subaru Outback, about a 150 mile trip.
 

HarryJM

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my Honda crv had plenty of space for my Logan 10 broken down, legs, pan, etc.
 

keebie1984

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Depending on what you want it for taig style or mingling of taig and Logan/atlas parts I’ve seen some awesome little rigs over the years.

I’m a woodworker and have been making pool cues for over a decade they are a niche of their own in woodcraft.

Generally speaking I hate those little lathes they are too flexible and what not but hitting up places like McMaster Carr getting some nice materials and diy can account for a lot obviously.

Cool thing about tinkering making your own machines is you learn more than you probably will care to originally lmao. So stay positive lol


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I would think anything 30" bed or smaller could probably fit in the trunk. Where you might run into a problem would be the lathes with a full cabinet style stand.
 

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What is the load rating of the car? I transported this lathe in my hatchback, but it felt like every bump I hit made it bottom out. It was about 200lbs over what the manual said I could haul. IMG_20180505_121639300_LL.jpg
 

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I just bought a SB 9A with 3-1/2' bed. Transported it from Houston to New Orleans in a Chev Malibu. Just folded down the rear seats and broke the SB down into manageable pieces. Easy as can be.
 

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