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Postby badboy6070bce » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:12 pm

Hi Guys, long time no see. :D

Well I got a lathe to do the biz and sold it for a nice profit so am looking at a Peatol (Taig in USA) lathe with a milling attachment to do the biz. Its around £450 for everything!!

Has anyone used this, or has it?? :?: :?:

I would be very very interested to chat to you especially as I have never used a lathe before.

It should be about two weeks before purchase it.

Got my wheels done for the baginsky AT LAST!! Thats another project. :lol:

keep up the good work everyone.
regards to all


A puzzle. Can a man in Leeds (UK) marry his widows SISTER??
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Re: Lathe

Postby eclecticguy » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:34 pm

Hey Chris, I have used a Taig lathe before and it is a nice little machine. It will work great for "plate & pillar" reel construction but don't expect it to hog down a 3" diameter brass rod to make a reel! Well, maybe you could but it would be slow going.

On the puzzle, If a man has a widow, he is, unfortunately, dead. So no, he can not marry his widow's sister!

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Re: Lathe

Postby badboy6070bce » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:09 am

Thanks for that Michael. "puzzle huh!" Hey your not as stupiud as I look mate!!

Yes i think I wil get the tag lathe with a milling attachment. I know its not the biggest machine with risers on the bed etc it can machine 5 inches diameter and there is plenty of help and projects for this out there so I reckon because I am a learner AND THE COST £400 :!: :P It will do everything I need to do.
Cannot knock that for a beginner.

Anyone else using a Taig or (English) Peatol lathe out there?? like to swap brains.

I am looking forward to receiving the Reelsmithing book too.

Best wishes to all.

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