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Thread: Happy Birthday to my Beauty!!

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    Steve, I would think it more like an anniversary - after all, you two spend a lot of time together, share good times (and a few bad!), and you see to each other's needs. But, then, I guess Colleen might get a bit jealous!! Congrats on both the past year - and, on a great story well told!

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    That is the very lathe I will have someday. I will be saving my pennies. Congrats.

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    Steve,

    Heck I am glad my delivery was much less complex. A few strong backs or at least willing participants and it was in the shop. Glad it has been such a great experience. I know I am enjoying mine.

    Alan

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    Great story, Steve. She sure is a beaut!
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    What a FUN read ! Great story and terrific pics. Thanks much for sharing.
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    Great story Steve. Thanks for sharing.
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    wonderful story to that final delivery in your basement. Seems like only yesterday you got it...geez, time flies.
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    happy birthday, thanks for sharing

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    Congratulations Steve and Happy Birthday to the other Lady that happens to live in the Basement.
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    Thanks for all the kind words everyone! Just thought it would be something fun - and a little different - to share with everyone. Happy turnings!
    Steve

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  11. Great thread, Steve..........thanks for the pics and narrative...........I am like some of the others...........yep, someday! Hopefully not a too distant someday! Glad you put some info about the speed changes and the 2 pulley system......something I had wondered about, and the high efficiency motor.........

    I also noticed a bearing setting on the ways in one of the pics......is that one of the spindle bearings? Looks to be heavy duty sealed and no doubt American made? Those quality parts make up for more refined performance usually.......NICE!
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    Roger... you have a good eye! Robust uses some really heavy duty bearings! This blurb is taken from their website: Bearings: Heavy duty permanently lubricated bearings are fitted. They carry 40% more load than leading competitors. That's why Robust is the only manufacturer that warrants the headstock bearings, and warrants them for seven years.
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    I am far too jealous to comment rationally on this thread.
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    Great tour, thanks for sharing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Schlumpf View Post
    Once it was wired and fully operational, I jacked up the height so that the spindle was at 46”, which is the height I am used to turning at. Once at the proper height, and while I still had my truck jack, I made sure the lathe was level and balanced.
    Oh hey I didn't even know the legs were that adjustable. That's really a great little feature. Like you said attention to detail everywhere.

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    Very nice story, thanks for sharing. One update, Brent and the factory are now down the road a bit in Barneveld, Wisconsin. It's only a couple of miles west of the old location. The new space is bigger and really nice.

    Dave F.

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