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Any news on the Powermatic 3520C?

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by odie, Aug 29, 2017.

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  1. john lucas

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    Yea but when you request a lathe better be prepared to not have what you want. Not complaining, the AAW and other symposiums I've done do an incredible job at setting things up. However sometimes they simply can't get what you want. The worse case for me was asking for a powermatic and getting a Oneway. I had planned sorta for that option but still forgot to bring my #3 morse taper adaptor for the tailstock so had to have my room assistant fine me a drill chuck with a #3 morse taper real quickly. Fortunately I did bring my M33 to 1 1/4x 8 adaptor for the headstock. The best case was getting a Robust instead of the Powermatic. The first time I had turned on one and what a sweet lathe.
     
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    Oh, the humanity! :rolleyes:
     
  3. Emiliano Achaval

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    That. makes sense, I was wondering why anybody would request a Jet lathe when they could ask for anything else... Demonstrator wants familiarity...
     
  4. john lucas

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    Yea you can be pretty nervous especially if it's your first major demo. The very first demo I did for the AAW symposium the first person walking into the room was David Ellsworth. Talk about nervous. Fortunately it was a photo demo and when I got there the Video equipment wasn't set up correctly. David being the super nice guy he is helped me get it all sorted out and the demo went great. Now if it had been a turning demo and on a lathe I wasn't familiar with I would have probably messed my pants. :)
     
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    My first demo at AAW was in 2000 on a Stubby when John Jordan had just started bringing them over.
    It was exciting to use one and a bit intimidating too.
    Palmer Sharpless, Betty Ditmer, John Jordan, Elizabeth Amigo, & Frank Amigo were in the audience.
    I learned years later that Avelino Samuel was there too.

    I was in the same room as Trent Bosch - the beginning of a friendship.
     
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    It was at the symposium I mentioned above that I met Avelino Samuel. Turns out we both had ground a gouge with a long left wing and used it the same way. I was fortunate to have lunch with he and his kids at either the Florida or Atlanta symposium. Great guy.
     
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    My new PM2020 arrived today. Would it be unreasonable to take a pillow out there and sleep on it tonight?

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    How could you sleep? And where are all the wood shavings and chips?
     
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    I have no power for it yet. But, just outside, I have a nice delivery of Mesquite that should produce a shaving or two.

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    image.jpeg This is what you do while waiting for a qualified electrician.
     
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