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    The AC355WL does seem to have a good specification for the money. You’ll have no problems getting accessories for it. I also can’t recommend the Axminster Clubman Chuck highly enough, it would be a good choice for that lathe.


     
     
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    A big thank to you all and a bigger thanks to Bob for all his advice on lathes and for letting have a go on his lathe, also for giving me some pen blanks to help me getting started Thanks again Bob. The Axminster Craft AC355WL is the lathe I think I will get.


     
     
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    Thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your chauffeur wife Joe, it was my pleasure to hopefully help in a small way and I agree after discussing your plans that IMO that lathe will do everything you need from it.
    Keep in touch marra you know where I am.

    If / when you decide to get a chuck as well remember the one I use mainly is the Axminster Clubman ( mine's the SK100 version ) as the others advised. As I said though you need deep pockets for this lark!
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    I love it when a plan comes through,well done Bob.

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    If you ask me what lathe I would say Vicmarc.

    But what ever you get I would go for 2 Morse taper, if you decide to get a bigger lathe, you will be able to use the same tooling.

    COOPER 01/08/1998-31/01/2012

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by wm460 View Post

    But what ever you get I would go for 2 Morse taper, if you decide to get a bigger lathe, you will be able to use the same tooling.
    The lathe Joe is looking at has M33 thread adn Morse taper 2 both ends Mark so fits the bill pretty well. Budget is always a factor as well especially when first starting out as we all know the cost of turning tools, sharpening and drilling requirements and all the other stuff we accumulate over the years.
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