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Sit down lathes

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Ed Freeman, Nov 21, 2020 at 3:46 PM.

  1. Ed Freeman

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    Have never turned. Old with bad back, must sit. Anyone with info on sit down lathe please.
     
  2. Richard Coers

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    Oneway and Robust each have one.
     
  3. john lucas

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    I made a stand that tilted in about 15 degrees for a man in a wheel chair to use with a Jet mini lathe. It worked great for him.
     
  4. hockenbery

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    The robust is a great solution for bowl turners.
    Ed Brannon wrote a nice article in the august, 2012 AAW journal about Adam, local guy here, who uses the Robust.
    Brent English put a lot of time and love into developing the lathe.

    Adam started out on a mini lathe on a tilted frame. Similar to the suggestion by John. The one issue with this is that the tool rest is tilted too. This is an inexpensive way to start.
     
  5. john lucas

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    The tool rest is tilted at the 15 degrees but it's not a bad angle and easy to adjust. We tried other angles and the tool rest was the problem when you tilted it further.
     
  6. Mark Jundanian

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    @Ed Freeman , it occurs to me that the Marc Adams school near Indianapolis has one or two of the sit down Oneways. If you wanted to try the concept before commiting you could sign up for a class.
     
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  7. Ed Freeman

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    Thanks Mark, how do I get in touch with Marc Adams?
     
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    Ed, Vicmarc, an Australian builder of top notch, heavy duty lathes (I've owned 3 in different sizes, all wonderful machines), makes a version for use while sitting. I don't know if any of the American Vicmarc dealers stock it (Craft Supplies and a few others), but any of them should be able to order it.
    https://vicmarc.com/index.php?optio...ct_id=94&virtuemart_category_id=13&Itemid=385

    Best of luck with your new craft!
    Steve.
     
  10. Ed Freeman

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    Thanks so much Ed Freeman
     
  11. Ed Freeman

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    Thanks John, live in west Tenn, Mckenzie. Would like to talk with you 731-415-1624. Thanks so much Ed Freeman
     
  12. Ed Freeman

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    Thanks Mark, how do I get in touch with him. Thanks Ed
     
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    If I were in TN, or you were near Chicago, I'd be happy to let you have a go with my Robust SCOUT. Tennessee has loads of turners, someone there has to have one you could try.
     
  15. Emiliano Achaval

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    I hosted Troy Grimwood twice. He is in a wheelchair. Not sure what word we can use , I think in the USA is "he's a turner with disabilities" I believe the word that is not correct anymore is "handicapped" At any rate, he turned on my Stubby Omega Lathe 750. We went to the feed store, picked up 2 pallets, and build a platform with that and some leftover lumber I had laying around. Once, his wheel slipped between the lathe and pallet, had to remove the wheel to get him out. Point is, Troy can turn on any lathe by building a very simple platform.
     
  16. Ed Freeman

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    Thanks so much, thinking same thing. Ed
     

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