I just purchased a new lathe. WOOHOOOO!
I already had a few lathes in the wood shop… so you might wonder WHY in the world I would retire my Jet 1442 Lathe. The Jet 1442 Lathe still comes in handy, but the new lathe, having arrived a few weeks ago, will allow me to work with larger cuts of wood. This means I can turn larger projects!
My trusty Jet 1442 Lathe, pictured to the left, will get some rest now. I may be looking to sell the Jet in the near future.
My new lathe is a Laguna REVO 1836. A beefier lathe with more needed features to continue expanding my potential. I set up the new lathe this past weekend (after welding, clean up, re-arranging, inspecting the bees, wiring up the power for the lathe, etc., etc.) and had time to turn one bowl quickly. This is going to be FUN! What a sweet machine. 2 horse power via 1-phase to 3-phase converter, digital speed control.