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Ed Reiss
5th Feb 2010, 12:40 AM
Have found my dream lathe:roll:

Check it out (it's a quick download application)

LatheSim - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com (http://download.cnet.com/LatheSim/3000-2130_4-10154432.html)

cultana
5th Feb 2010, 01:40 AM
Do love the features, not available on them nasty real ones..

Features in Demo:

Texture mapping
Turning up to 7" radius and 36" long
Full rotation and lighting control
Metric/Imperial Measurements
Save work to file
Undo up to 5 cuts Now that is really handy.

Features in Full Version:

9 wood turning tools, including wood filler and stain.
66 free textures
Ability to add your own textures
Photograph your work piece and save as bitmaps
Automatically dimensioned scale printing
Load your saved work

The big problem is it is just another 15 day free trail bit of software..

Paul39
5th Feb 2010, 07:39 AM
Have not downloaded or looked at the software.

Wonder how it would handle 24 inch diameter X 24 inch long, out of balance tree stump at 3000 rpm.

RETIRED
5th Feb 2010, 07:44 AM
Have not downloaded or looked at the software.

Wonder how it would handle 24 inch diameter X 24 inch long, out of balance tree stump at 3000 rpm.It didn't shake the computer or desk and it didn't make me nervous.

Didn't have to to wear safety gear and didn't get dirty.

BUT, my client didn't like the virtual product so I may have to do a real one. Bummer.:wink::D

Ed Reiss
5th Feb 2010, 12:52 PM
Have not downloaded or looked at the software.

Wonder how it would handle 24 inch diameter X 24 inch long, out of balance tree stump at 3000 rpm.

hmmmm...maybe we should try that with a real lathe :no::no::no:

jimbur
5th Feb 2010, 02:17 PM
this is not funny. I'm just fitting new bearings on mine and came in for a break out of the hot shed.:~
Cheers,
Jim:wink: