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James Vavra
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Hey all - I'm selling my Jet 1442VS Lathe. It's a full size, floor standing lathe with a 14" swing, 42" bed, and weighs in at 350 pounds. 1HP 110/220V motor (currently wired 110). Variable speed from 450-3000 RPM without changing belts. A new belt was installed this weekend. It includes (if you want it) the custom shelf/cabinet that's bolted on to provide shaving-free storage. Also included is a 6" faceplate, spur center, live center, knockout bar, 1"x8 tap (for making custom faceplates that fit the spindle), and a big pile of sandpaper.
It has a bit of cosmetic blemishing - nothing that impacts its function, which is flawless. It will need to be disassembled (I'll help with that) for transport. $750. Here's a link to the lathe on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/708358K-JWL-1442VSK--42-Inch-Wood-Lathe/dp/B0000789HF
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I've finally got a post up about the pieces I've been working on lately.
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Check out the new podium I made for a friend who's a pastor at a local church: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/83565
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New side table in progress: walnut (milled on my great grandfather's farm in the early 80s) with ebony pegs and wedges.

The camera angle is a bit deceiving - the top is not much bigger than the base and the rear vertical member is plumb.

Overall dimensions are 8.5" wide, 16" deep, and 20" tall.
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Bottle stopper display: sappy, live edged cherry and curly walnut. Danish oil finish. The holes follow a subtle arc for a little more interest.
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Well said Shannon. I doubt most environmentalist have even considered your argument about how keeping the timber industry healthy - the suppliers in the developing nations in particular - is a huge boon to the environment as a whole.
A bit of a rant, but considering I had this conversation no fewer than 6 times yesterday afternoon alone, I thought the rant was worthwhile
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I'm thinking about building +Matthias Wandel's 16" wooden bandsaw. Anyone ever attempted something like this? Am I crazy, or is this the perfect winter project? http://woodgears.ca/bandsaw/plans/preview.html
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