Central Ohio Woodturners

Looking for a larger lathe

  • 19-Sep-2021 10:37 AM
    Message # 11101129

    I got into woodturning last year with a Jet mini lathe, and joined COW.  I have really enjoyed turning bowls and other items, and am in the market for a large lathe (not a midi).  If anyone has one, or knows of anyone who  has one, that I might purchase used, I'd really love to hear from you.  Please give me a call  or send an email back to me.


    Carl Anthony

    (614) 325-5874


  • 22-Sep-2021 8:41 AM
    Reply # 11109893 on 11101129

    Have you considered looking for a vintage American amde althe by the likes of Oliver, powermatic, Delta, General or the like? Most of them are limited to 12 inches of Swing but they are often very affordable and can make great lathes. 

  • 23-Sep-2021 7:40 AM
    Reply # 11112751 on 11101129
    Carl Anthony

    I have considered all types to date.  Haven't found much for sale though.  I have checked Craigslist mainly.  This is why i thought of reaching out to COW.  If anyone has any better sources, I'm all ears.

  • 12-Oct-2021 8:44 AM
    Reply # 11389410 on 11101129

    IRS auctions sometimes has older althes for sale. You might also join OWWM (Old Woodworking machines)

    Just be aware that OWWM does not allow discussion of Asian machinery on their site. 

  • 30-Dec-2021 6:15 PM
    Reply # 12226467 on 11101129

    Hi my name is Bernie.I seen a post you had here that your looking for a large lathe.I have a PowerMatic 3520 b.I also have several other machines and power tools.My dad was really into wood turning he passed away this past year.He had a whole shop setup with top notch tools.If interested you can email me at bgadoms@hotmail.com or call 440-775-0846.

  • 31-Dec-2021 11:38 AM
    Reply # 12228165 on 11101129
    Chuck Schultheis


    I recently upgraded to a large lathe. So, my 12" Jet lathe (midi size) with a new motor is for sale. Give me a call. 740 405 3478

  • 31-Dec-2021 5:19 PM
    Reply # 12228834 on 11101129

    Thanks to all for your responses.  I have sated my desire with a grizzly 22x 42 lathe.  So far, it is meeting my needs/desires.  I'll share some of my turnings when I complete them.


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