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  1. Yea, the band saw part is really not an issue. It just got me thinking, and that usually don't end well 10 years down the road this day & time is a long shot on anything, so I'll get my lathe and worry about parts when the time comes. This all assuming I actually learn to use it. Thanks for the feedback.
  2. Thanks for all the input. I have decided on the Delta 46-460. It will be a bit before I can get it, but I would rather wait a bit than wish I would have waited. Man, I'm going to need to buy the lathe, slow speed grinder, tool jig, tools, and a shop vac. This is getting expensive. That's going to be a high dollar pen
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    What is the value and function of an indexing lathe? Thanks.
  4. Hey man, I don't have a clue of who you are, but I do no the sick with family thing well. I hope you get some answers soon and on the road to recovery. I'm on and off the puter all day, feel free to pm me & we'll solve the worlds problems or start a new one.
  5. Thanks Alan, but that's out of my reach. I see you have the Delta 46-460, how do you like it?
  6. Got a question concerning power tool manufacturers and support down the road. Here's the deal. I got a new Delta 10" band saw 6 or so years ago. I got sick and have only used it about 1/2 hr. I am planning to use it now, and went on the web to find a rip fence for it but found that it has been discontinued and the fence along with any other parts are no longer available. The rip fence itself is no big deal, but what if I need a working part? I was strongly considering a Delta mini lathe around Christmas time, but that got me thinking. If I am going to fork out hundreds of dollars for a pie
  7. Lot of good points, thanks. I have been watching Craigslist for something locally, but you just don't see the name brand VS midi lathes come up for sell. I guess the folks that have them want to keep them. Do you think Jet & Delta will have a sale around Christmas time? I have often made the mistake of getting in a hurry and settling for what I could afford rather than what I need/want. I don't want to repeat that mistake this time.
  8. Thanks for the suggestions. I'm in brain overload, but it don't take much
  9. Thanks. How often during a project would you need to change speeds. I'm talking common projects turned on small lathes.
  10. How much of an asset is a lathe with VS vs belt changes? Is it just convenience, or increased function? How about durability? Is it worth the extra bucks?
  11. Thanks for the replies & suggestions. After watching enough woodworking videos to make my head explode, I think a lathe will be my first attempt at woodworking. I'll try to find a good used one on CL and maybe get some tooling & a chuck in the deal, but I got to say, it would be nice to find a sweet deal on a used Kreg table system with a router. Thanks again.
  12. Here's the deal. I do no wood working at the moment, but I am working toward a small shop for a hobby. I am 48 and disabled. I have time but limited energy. I need something productive to do that I can work on in spurts throughout the day. I hope to make small projects for family & friends as well as selling at the flea market. I have a 20x20 building I am cleaning out to use for a wood shop. I currently have a few cheap tools that I will need to learn. I have a Ryobi BT3000 table saw, a cheap 10" miter saw, a Delta band saw and a scroll saw. If things go well I will replace these with
  13. Vic, what is a starter pin? I don't even have a router yet but I'm trying to learn what I can before hand. Thanks.