My new lathe
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Hi Gang: I took the plunge and bought a new Laguna Revo 1836, and I couldn't be more pleased. The fit and finish is better that any machine I've ever purchased. The price point of 2,249.00(10% off its regular price) was more than fair considering it's comparable to the Powermatic 3520, a more expensive alternative by more than 1000. bucks. As some of you may know, I turn sitting down on one of these(https://www.amazon.com/Dr-lomilomi-Hydra...tool&psc=1) so I appreciate that the spindle height is lower and I can get my legs under the bed.
I roughed out five bowls yesterday with two being sizable chucks, maybe 25 lbs and it worked beautifully. I can tell this new design was built by woodturners as everything is laided out well and and handle clearances are bidirectional so they are always out of the way of your tool. The 4"travel of the tailstock is handy and I've found it to be an accurate way to measure the bowls bottom thickness.
Again, I'm extremely happy with this new tool!!!
PS the accessories for the lathe are a bit expensive so I found an alternative to the 500.00 wheel set on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Caster-Barn-Retra...ne+casters
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  Re: My new lathe by Herebrooks (Hi Gang: I took the ...)
Congratulations and I hope you got yourself a good face shield.Lets see some pics.Have fun and safety first.


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  Re: My new lathe by Herebrooks (Hi Gang: I took the ...)
(02-13-2018, 08:55 AM)Herebrooks Wrote: Hi Gang: I took the plunge and bought a new Laguna Revo 1836, and I couldn't be more pleased. The fit and finish is better that any machine I've ever purchased. The price point of 2,249.00(10% off its regular price) was more than fair considering it's comparable to the Powermatic 3520, a more expensive alternative by more than 1000. bucks. As some of you may know, I turn sitting down on one of these(https://www.amazon.com/Dr-lomilomi-Hydra...tool&psc=1) so I appreciate that the spindle height is lower and I can get my legs under the bed.
I roughed out five bowls yesterday with two being sizable chucks, maybe 25 lbs and it worked beautifully. I can tell this new design was built by woodturners as everything is laided out well and and handle clearances are bidirectional so they are always out of the way of your tool. The 4"travel of the tailstock is handy and I've found it to be an accurate way to measure the bowls bottom thickness.
Again, I'm extremely happy with this new tool!!!
PS the accessories for the lathe are a bit expensive so I found an alternative to the 500.00 wheel set on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Caster-Barn-Retra...ne+casters

Congratulations !  I look forward to photos of whatever you make.
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  Re: RE: My new lathe by MidwestMan ([quote='Herebrooks' ...)
(02-13-2018, 03:29 PM)MidwestMan Wrote: Congratulations !  I look forward to photos of whatever you make.

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  Re: My new lathe by Herebrooks (Hi Gang: I took the ...)
(02-13-2018, 08:55 AM)Herebrooks Wrote: Hi Gang: I took the plunge and bought a new Laguna Revo 1836, and I couldn't be more pleased. The fit and finish is better that any machine I've ever purchased. The price point of 2,249.00(10% off its regular price) was more than fair considering it's comparable to the Powermatic 3520, a more expensive alternative by more than 1000. bucks. As some of you may know, I turn sitting down on one of these(https://www.amazon.com/Dr-lomilomi-Hydra...tool&psc=1) so I appreciate that the spindle height is lower and I can get my legs under the bed.
I roughed out five bowls yesterday with two being sizable chucks, maybe 25 lbs and it worked beautifully. I can tell this new design was built by woodturners as everything is laided out well and and handle clearances are bidirectional so they are always out of the way of your tool. The 4"travel of the tailstock is handy and I've found it to be an accurate way to measure the bowls bottom thickness.
Again, I'm extremely happy with this new tool!!!
PS the accessories for the lathe are a bit expensive so I found an alternative to the 500.00 wheel set on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Caster-Barn-Retra...ne+casters
I have had one for almost a year and really like it, it's a workhorse for sure. I would buy another in a minute.
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