40" Wood Turning Lathe with 3 year warranty £89.99 from Sunday 7th Sep @ Aldi
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40" Wood Turning Lathe with 3 year warranty £89.99 from Sunday 7th Sep @ Aldi

£89.99ALDI Deals
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Found 5th Sep 2014
Seems cheap, no idea if any good, was popular last year:

hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…819

4-speed 400W motor
Magnetic switch
3-piece chisel set

15 Comments

This surely is an item the staff look at and say "who is going to buy this with their washing up liquid?"

Good for replacing those broken chair legs... Table legs...

Just hope my old man doesn't see this advertised, once said he'd wanted one of these since a boy & I can only shudder to think what an 81 year old would do with this!

I so want this, and have a use for a change, to make matching spindles in the stair case and landing ones, but how easy is it to do? I have used a metal lathe in my time but don't imagine this is as similar as I hope lol

£89.99 for machine, £20 for wood, £109.99 sawdust wowzers

"Easy to set up and use, this is just the job for hobby enthusiasts and for more advanced wood turning and woodworking projects, giving you a smooth, reliable performance."

Perfect, I'll soon be churning out **** people snigger at

Could probably find instructions online to make one, if you were that way inclined

I remember many years ago in school woodwork that the wooden fruit bowl was the thing everybody turned on the lathe.

Christmas present sorted for my 7 year old!!! oO

Turning spindles is hard if there is lots of detail cuts needed, you really need a lathe duplicator attachment to do it accurately.

It would take a long time to do them too without the attachment. I suspect you get bored of it quickly.

I would consider looking at pre made ones which you can buy on the internet.

As good a tool as a lathe is, the time and skill needed to do it well vs the number of times you need to use it makes it hard for the DIY woodworker to really justify.

They make a hell of a mess too.

I suspect it will be underpowered at 400w

350mm max diameter so nothing big

350mm is over a foot!
Who's gonna work with a piece of wood bigger than a foot?
Anyway, with an afternoon of practice the average diyer can achieve great results with a lathe.
You just need the space and time (and a good vacuum cleaner

jimmy2007

350mm is over a foot!Who's gonna work with a piece of wood bigger than a … 350mm is over a foot!Who's gonna work with a piece of wood bigger than a foot?Anyway, with an afternoon of practice the average diyer can achieve great results with a lathe.You just need the space and time (and a good vacuum cleaner



It's 13 3/4", but not everyone does piddly little stuff :-


http://www.handmadeinpa.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Wallhangings_photos_from_brochure_005-535x550.jpg

Edited by: "melted" 7th Sep 2014

so so tempted, mentioned it to the bro in law and my brothers in the hope they'd bite and I can then use theres without hassel of owning one myself but that plan doest appear to be working.

I have just bought the wood turning lathe from Aldi old kent road on 6/1/15 for £49.99 & they had about 5 left at this price
& it works well for the price
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