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Anthony Bailey

26 May 2017

Hi Everyone, I don’t know about you but like it or not I use social media rather a lot. Recently I seem to be doing quite a bit of Facebook and Twitter but my Pinterest, Instagram and this blog column have got a bit left behind. Truth is there aren’t enough hours in the day to keep updating them all ...

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  • Prime Mover

    By Dalboy

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:02 AM

    Thank you Claude and Pete.This is going on display in one of the families house. Maybe now get back to some turning other than the straight bits I had to do on this

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  • Prime Mover

    By bodrighy

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

    Impressive amount of detail with all the fiddly little parts yoiu have done. More a family heirloom than a toy. Pete

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  • Prime Mover

    By Claude

    Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:34 PM

    Nicely done!  That's a beautiful truck!Claude

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  • SIP 01488 beginner question

    By ron.d

    Monday, May 15, 2017 - 8:36 PM

    I have one! My mate bought it and the motor blew up, He gave it to me for spares and scrap!No 1headstock Morse taper and No 2 in the tail stock.I would leave itRon

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  • Prime Mover

    By Dalboy

    Monday, May 15, 2017 - 6:33 PM

    Except for my lay up through health problems you may have noticed the lack of projects from me well this is what I have been working on.The completed Prime...

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  • SIP 01488 beginner question

    By bat21

    Monday, May 15, 2017 - 4:31 PM

    My advice, Avoid this like the plague.I got one to turn a post for a small side table, Everything about it was terrible, The centres were not in line and t...

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  • SIP 01488 beginner question

    By broadstairs

    Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 9:40 PM

    To be honest I would not touch this with the proverbial barge pole. I did try one like this some years ago and to be honest it was useless for any serious ...

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  • SIP 01488 beginner question

    By BernE1

    Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 6:56 PM

    I've been trying to find a lathe for sub £200 and this came up. it is unused.it includes a selection of faceplates, a chuch, turning chisels a...

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