Bought a routerlathe
The tool was advertised a few weeks ago on Kijiji for $35, and noone was showing any interest, so I finally did and visited the gentleman today and came home with a Sears routerlathe in practically brand new condition, as well as a copy of a Trend manual for the same piece of equipment. I was sold by the opportunity to do flutes and roping, and the very reasonable price.
After reading the manual twice, I am pretty sure I can operate it easily. I'll do most of my turning on a real lathe, but roping and fluting is a capacity I wanted very much to add. Anyone else have one of these? If I have questions, I'll be back to ask them.
Oh, is a plunge router or fixed router best with it? Is there any way to change the 7" per revolution limit for roping? Um, that's all for now...
I'm not slow, I'm pacing myself!
Isaiah 44:13 Another shapes wood, he extends a measuring line, he outlines it with red chalk. He works it with planes and outlines it with a compass...
Usual kit: Table saw, band saw, dual base router and table, lathe, various saws, planer, sanders, and a multitude of hand tools.