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    Hello all you turners out there, I was wandering if there is anyone that owns a symtec lathe in melbourne area, I would be greatful if I could look at it and adopt my metal lathe to the same principle so I can do some copy turning.
    Greatfully Ivan

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    There are better ways to to do copy turning, one way is practice, another way is a copy turning attachment, the first way will you will iearn a lot the second way you will learn very little apart from becoming very good at using glass paper, you won't get a good finish from a non comercial unit, unless you you have many many copies to do the first way is the best. A symtech if you can find one would be way down the bottom of my list

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    How many copies? How complicated is the profile? How much sanding do you wish to do? I'd first consider this: http://www.delorie.com/wood/tips/parallax-jig.html or something like it.

    Joe
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    Fiction has to make sense. - Mark Twain

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