See I was thinking it was much larger and would just barely fit on an 8' bed. That lathe is actually worth more being smaller. That's what most hobbyists want. Smaller will be a big plus if you ever go to resell it. It's still a BIG lathe as hobbyist lathes go. Like I say, I'm jealous as all get out.Yeah I guess I was excited and it all flew out of my head. Yes it's a 6' bed.
Yeah, it looked really stable in the photos. When I had the problem I was driving an old 1/2 ton pick-up that was overloaded to being with. Putting all the weight to the rear only made a bad situation worse. Me bad. I was young back then. We all make mistakes, and some of us are lucky enough to live to tell about them.My truck is a 3/4 ton cummins it did great.
I would imagine they are pretty standard. I still think that having the closer handle mechanism is a good start. You could probably make the draw tube. I don't know about the chuck for the collets. Is that built right into the spindle? Or do you need to actually buy a special collet chuck? I don't know the answer to that question to be honest. I'm sure others on this forum will know.About the collet closer I didn't get a draw tube or chuck for it any idea where I could get one? Size or anything?
Clueless here.Also any idea what this is for?