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Outrigger for Record Power Herald Lathe

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Michael Lyle, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Michael Lyle

    Michael Lyle

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    Hello

    I would like to know has anyone a working knowledge of the
    Banjo Outrigger accessory for a Record Power lathe.

    I have a Laguna 1836 and sometimes I seem to need better
    positioning of my banjo movement/tool rest....I am sure
    all of us have experienced that....
    so I am questioning would it be worth the $65...

    It has a 1" post same as my Laguna. So it should fit...
    I know the Robust has good reviews of its dog-leg.

    Sold in the US at Highland Woodworking.

    thanks
    Mike Lyle
     
  2. Michael Lyle

    Michael Lyle

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    Actually...I am so nuts I was not thinking of this as an outrigger!!!!

    like i should have..
    What i need is the Robust dog leg...

    I am using my old man brain "card" for my own misunderstanding
    of the outrigger..haha

    thanks
    Mike Lyle
     
  3. Mark Jundanian

    Mark Jundanian

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    The Record Power Harold Outrigger is basically an extra big dog leg. I might just find a use for that with my rotating headstock.

    https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/cast-iron-outrigger-for-record-power-herald-lathe.aspx

    I have the Robust dog leg and it's a good bit of kit. Like everything else from them the robust goes in before the Robust goes on. It will give your banjo about 2 1/4" more reach, but will also add 1" of height so you do need to make sure that won't force your tool rest to be too high.

    The RP is interesting as the outrigger dips back down as it extends from the banjo to the tool rest giving back some of that height. You said the tool post on the outrigger is 1", but I didn't find any description of the diameter. Did you speak to Highland? If I were buying I'd also want to know that the tool post on the outrigger is long enough to reach the set screw on my banjo.
     
  4. Michael Lyle

    Michael Lyle

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    Thanks Mark.....

    My first thought on the RP outrigger would be a great assist
    to my laguna banjo......but then I thought it possibly may not
    fit or be too high when raised up by my laguna banjo.
    I also have a RP catalog showing tool rests with 1" posts/stems
    as RP calls them..

    Yes I need to call Highland WW for their thoughts on adapting
    the RP to my laguna........and the question of the set screw also.
     
  5. Michael Lyle

    Michael Lyle

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    Again thanks Mark for your thoughts on this!!!

    PS....I have ordered the Robust dog leg......
     

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