View Full Version : Getting set up in Australia

13th Jun 2002, 05:13 AM
I am moving to Australia and am looking for information of where to go to set myself up for woodturning. I currently have all the equipment here in the united states, but instead of shipping it, thought about just starting over. Can someone please tell me where i should look for a lathe, if chucks are compatable with the different machines, good brand names there, and where I could find estimates on prices.

Thanks much

13th Jun 2002, 08:22 AM
Where are you moving to? MOst cities have everything will need and I am pretty sure that chucks will be usable on most lathes, also your Gouges etc will work on 240v http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/biggrin.gif
In Melbourne, the new official capital of Australia http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/wink.gif there are literally dozens of specialist outlets depending upon what you want and all the big names you know are available here.

13th Jun 2002, 11:39 PM
Iain, I will be moving to the Eildon area, about 2 hours outside of Melbourne I think. I am looking for a mid size lathe, depending on prices i may need to think about staring out with a mini, Thanks for the advice on the gouges, ha ha, I was planning on bringing them and possibly some other accessories, just didn't want to ship over the lathe. Do you know of websites that have prices?

Thanks again,


14th Jun 2002, 08:03 AM
Eildon, Gods own country, like you said about two hours (north-east) out of Melbourne and home of a large dam and some good fly fishing.
Have a look on the left of the page and go to the suppliers list, then Beenatree Crafts.
Thats the lath and some tools.
Carbatec in Richmond (inner Melb Suburb) have a good range of gear and are agents for Delta and Porter Cable, unfortunately, after two years they still don't have their web site working.
Theres alo places like WMS, Alltools for general good quality power tools and they stock most of the major brands.
You have Home Depot, we have one just as bad, Bunnings (affectionately(?) known on this BB as Bunnies) high prices, poor service, no one knows what they are talking about but they are open 7 days a week.
When you arrive just get the Yellow pages and have a look under tools or WW and you will find a multitude of outlets, there really are too many to list.
Are you moving to Eildon or one of the small towns near Eildon?
Eildon is popular in the summer with the day terrorists who go fishing and water ski ing but there is little activity in the winter.
And don't forget, the steering wheels here are on the right side.

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Sir Stinkalot
14th Jun 2002, 04:10 PM
Hey with the exchange rate you could almost afford to dredge up the BBL http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/smile.gif Sorry

May the stink be with you :)

15th Jun 2002, 01:13 AM
Thanks, I'll check it out!!!!