It's the week of the lathe at Aldi.

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    John-Paul Treen
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    In the UK at least, Aldi are offering a lathe this week. It comes with three woodturning chisels and is £89.

    It got me thinking. It’s not going to be a great lathe, sure, but I’m a newbie to lathes, can cheap ones be reinforced and turned into usable machines?

    Presumably this would be fine as it stands for stuff like tool handles.

    #69165
    David Gill
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    Hi John
    Although I don’t have the room or the desire to own a wood turning lathe I will have a look in our Aldi tomorrow to see what it looks like, If you are looking for a lathe you cannot go far wrong at £89 and it does have a three year warrantee. Let us know how you go on.

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #70929
    John-Paul Treen
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    While I’m sorely tempted, I’m not sure I’ll purchase it. The timing is terrible for me, as I’ve just made my first woodworking equipment purchase since discovering Paul’s work – A bandsaw, of course – but setting that up and learning how to make it sing is bound to take more time than I have. A lathe project may be beyond me this year.

    That said, Aldi have a habit of stocking the same product at a similar time every year, so there’s always next year…

    #78049
    David Gill
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    I checked them out at our local shop, they had about 6 in stock , could not see what they looked like as they were all boxed up , but if weight is anything to go on the box was extremely heavy

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

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