Is this a good deal?
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I have the chance to buy a used hollowing rig that is similar to the one sold by Lyle Jamieson. He is asking $175. It does not have a laser but it is very solid and hefty. I am just a hobbiest and will use it on my Jet 1642 lathe.
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  Re: Is this a good deal? by Birdseye Bill (I have the chance to...)
Lyle's basic package is $395, so if the quality of what you're looking at is equivalent to the Jamieson, you are probably on the high side. I think the laser is probably 1/3 of the price of the Jamieson system. I'd offer $125 and see how the seller responds.
Still Learning,

Allan Hill
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  Re: Re: Is this a good deal? by AHill (Lyle's basic package...)
Thanks Allan. How important is the laser? It looks pretty handy but is it necessary?
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  Re: Re: Is this a good deal? by Birdseye Bill (Thanks Allan. How im...)
Birdseye Bill said:


Thanks Allan. How important is the laser? It looks pretty handy but is it necessary?




Well it definitely makes it easier to judge wall thickness. Obviously you can do it without it but with it uniform wall thickness is a breeze and you are much less likely to come thru the side or bottom
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  Re: Re: Is this a good deal? by Wipedout ([blockquote]Birdseye...)
Big thing to look for is compatibility with common boring bars on the market and thread size of hex nuts or handles that come with that rig.

I bought the D-handle & back rest from Packard Woodworks and use Jordon, Sorby and other bars with my set up on a Jet 1642. I had to swap out the hex nut on the D-handle with a star knob with same threads.

Made my own laser set up for my Jamieson rig for about $35 using wood dowels and hardware. You can find aftermarket laser set up for less than Lyle’s or make your own. Depending upon design might not need a laser on every hollow form.

Since cannot see the rig you are looking at, compatibility issue, and know what you might want to turn agree $125 a fair price.
Bill
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  Re: Is this a good deal? by Birdseye Bill (I have the chance to...)
If you end up buying it I have Jamiesons original DVD on using it - Hollow Forms Made Easy. I plan to get around to putting it up in the swap and sell section soon. Let me know if your interested in it. I'll make a a good deal on it. It's a good DVD on setting it up and using it
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  Re: Is this a good deal? by Birdseye Bill (I have the chance to...)
This is Lyle Jamieson's site

http://lylejamieson.com/

This is his tool store

http://lylejamieson.com/#tool-store

This is his laser system

http://lylejamieson.com/product/laser-measuring-system/

The laser itself only cost about $10 to buy anywhere but I would highly suggest if you do buy the guys system that you watch Lyles DVD http://lylejamieson.com/product/in-depth...iques-dvd/
to learn how to use it.

Arlin
It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

Hi, I'm Arlin's proud wife! His brain trma & meds-give memory probs and has pain from injuries, but all is well materially & financially.  
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  Re: Is this a good deal? by Birdseye Bill (I have the chance to...)
I made one similar to this. I would not want to use it without the laser. A laser can be added fairly easily.
"Mongo only pawn in game of life."        Mongo
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  Re: Re: Is this a good deal? by clovishound (I made one similar t...)
I saw Trent Bosch demonstrate his visualizer when I visited the Front Range Turners last year.

I bought the laser attachment when I got my hollowing system, but I am working on upgrading it to Trent's camera-base system.

Here is a video intro to it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl...Cg7jXCesEA
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