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Old 05-16-2016, 02:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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As Ken noted...the weight is going to be a top consideration. There are no shortages of good pen making lathes. I don't even like to think about moving my 1221. The 1015 is much lighter and therefore mobile.
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My latest travel lathe: a converted Bonnie Klein. I'll probably make a combination cover/tool holder next.

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Old 05-23-2016, 05:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hello, I have a Jet Mini Lathe, it is amazing.
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Anybody know where to buy the bristles for Makeup brushes, I am having some trouble finding them.
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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You can't go wrong with a Jet 1221VS for what you described. It is HEAVY, but since you're going to pull it on a special trailer, not an issue. The 1221VS is (I believe...) the heaviest and most versatile and well built midi lathe on the market! Jet's customer service is exceptional as well as their 5 yr. warranty. I've had mine now for almost 3 years and have never had a complaint, plenty of power to turn 12" bowls and everything in between there and pens! VS mtr has plenty of power and low to high speeds are the best of all mini's although I've never had to change mine from the lowest speed due to it's speed/power range. Buy the largest, heaviest and best made lathe you can buy and you won't be disappointed!
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