Woodturning (rec.crafts.woodturning) To discuss tools, techniques, styles, materials, shows and competitions, education and educational materials related to woodturning. All skill levels are welcome, from art turners to production turners, beginners to masters.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Posted to rec.crafts.woodturning
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2,143
Default number of companies still making wood lathes


just as reality check

these off the top of my head

robust oneway laguna grizzly powermatic jet rikon harborfreight


would not suprise me that a few of the above could be consolidated
as they share part suppliers to varying degrees

would guess that grizzly powermatic hf jet and rikon share many parts
suppliers but not sure about robust oneway and laguna


what other makers did i miss

no particular order

http://www.turnrobust.com/
https://www.rikontools.com/category/lathes
http://www.grizzly.com/wood-lathes
https://lagunatools.com/classic-machinery/lathes/
https://oneway.ca/products-category/lathes
http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/c/la...00/?reset=true
https://www.harborfreight.com









  #2   Report Post  
Posted to rec.crafts.woodturning
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 499
Default number of companies still making wood lathes

Vicmarc in Australia is still a going concern. Not sure if Woodfast is still a real Australian company or if it is now a Chinese company. It might be part of Jet/Powermatic/Rikon/HF/Grizzly now. Nova is also a separate lathe company. I think General International makes lathes. But they may be part of the Jet/Power/Rikon/HF/Woodfast/Grizzly mess too.

So my contribution is:
Vicmarc
Stubby (sort of, kind of, maybe they still exist)
Woodfast (maybe)
Nova
General International (maybe)


On Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:09:43 AM UTC-6, Electric Comet wrote:
just as reality check

these off the top of my head

robust oneway laguna grizzly powermatic jet rikon harborfreight


would not suprise me that a few of the above could be consolidated
as they share part suppliers to varying degrees

would guess that grizzly powermatic hf jet and rikon share many parts
suppliers but not sure about robust oneway and laguna


what other makers did i miss

no particular order

http://www.turnrobust.com/
https://www.rikontools.com/category/lathes
http://www.grizzly.com/wood-lathes
https://lagunatools.com/classic-machinery/lathes/
https://oneway.ca/products-category/lathes
http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/c/la...00/?reset=true
https://www.harborfreight.com


  #4   Report Post  
Posted to rec.crafts.woodturning
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2,143
Default number of companies still making wood lathes

On Fri, 9 Mar 2018 13:00:42 -0800 (PST)
" wrote:

So my contribution is:
Vicmarc
Stubby (sort of, kind of, maybe they still exist)
Woodfast (maybe)
Nova
General International (maybe)




https://vicmarc.com/
https://novatoolsusa.com/Woodturning-Lathes_c2.htm
http://omegastubbylathes.com/


found rikon and woodfast mentioned as if they are the same

other poster says general is kaput









  #5   Report Post  
Posted to rec.crafts.woodturning
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 499
Default number of companies still making wood lathes

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:25:23 PM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:

found rikon and woodfast mentioned as if they are the same


I think they are the same. Like Powermatic/Jet are the same. Woodfast used to be a real made in Australia company on par with Vicmarc lathes. Different lathes, but they were pretty similar in being 20 or 24 swing and 36 length fixed headstock lathes. The traditional old style lathes. Both were sort of similar to Delta and Powermatic in the USA. Old time companies that started 50 to 100 years ago. Now Woodfast is no more really. It may still have machines with its name on it, but they are all made in China now. Not Australia. And the name is owned by a Chinese company.


  #7   Report Post  
Posted to rec.crafts.woodturning
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 264
Default number of companies still making wood lathes

On Friday, March 9, 2018 at 3:00:46 PM UTC-6, wrote:
Vicmarc in Australia is still a going concern. Not sure if Woodfast is still a real Australian company or if it is now a Chinese company. It might be part of Jet/Powermatic/Rikon/HF/Grizzly now. Nova is also a separate lathe company. I think General International makes lathes. But they may be part of the Jet/Power/Rikon/HF/Woodfast/Grizzly mess too.

So my contribution is:
Vicmarc
Stubby (sort of, kind of, maybe they still exist)
Woodfast (maybe)
Nova
General International (maybe)


On Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:09:43 AM UTC-6, Electric Comet wrote:
just as reality check

these off the top of my head

robust oneway laguna grizzly powermatic jet rikon harborfreight


would not suprise me that a few of the above could be consolidated
as they share part suppliers to varying degrees

would guess that grizzly powermatic hf jet and rikon share many parts
suppliers but not sure about robust oneway and laguna


what other makers did i miss

no particular order

http://www.turnrobust.com/
https://www.rikontools.com/category/lathes
http://www.grizzly.com/wood-lathes
https://lagunatools.com/classic-machinery/lathes/
https://oneway.ca/products-category/lathes
http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/c/la...00/?reset=true
https://www.harborfreight.com


I do not think Woodfast is still in the lathe business. Rikon sold the M910 (Rikon 70-500) but I got the last outboard turning kit they had and I do not think they were getting any more in. I have a 1998 Woodfast M910. I bought it about three years ago and love it. The only down side is that the ourboard turning threads are 1x8 Left hand. Solved that by getting my local machine shop to make me an adapter for both 1x8 and 1/ 1/4x8 to handle the various chucks and face plates I have.
  #8   Report Post  
Posted to rec.crafts.woodturning
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 499
Default number of companies still making wood lathes

On Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 5:44:30 AM UTC-5, Dr. Deb wrote:
On Friday, March 9, 2018 at 3:00:46 PM UTC-6, wrote:
Vicmarc in Australia is still a going concern. Not sure if Woodfast is still a real Australian company or if it is now a Chinese company. It might be part of Jet/Powermatic/Rikon/HF/Grizzly now. Nova is also a separate lathe company. I think General International makes lathes. But they may be part of the Jet/Power/Rikon/HF/Woodfast/Grizzly mess too.

So my contribution is:
Vicmarc
Stubby (sort of, kind of, maybe they still exist)
Woodfast (maybe)
Nova
General International (maybe)


On Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:09:43 AM UTC-6, Electric Comet wrote:
just as reality check

these off the top of my head

robust oneway laguna grizzly powermatic jet rikon harborfreight


would not suprise me that a few of the above could be consolidated
as they share part suppliers to varying degrees

would guess that grizzly powermatic hf jet and rikon share many parts
suppliers but not sure about robust oneway and laguna


what other makers did i miss

no particular order

http://www.turnrobust.com/
https://www.rikontools.com/category/lathes
http://www.grizzly.com/wood-lathes
https://lagunatools.com/classic-machinery/lathes/
https://oneway.ca/products-category/lathes
http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/c/la...00/?reset=true
https://www.harborfreight.com


I do not think Woodfast is still in the lathe business. Rikon sold the M910 (Rikon 70-500) but I got the last outboard turning kit they had and I do not think they were getting any more in. I have a 1998 Woodfast M910. I bought it about three years ago and love it. The only down side is that the ourboard turning threads are 1x8 Left hand. Solved that by getting my local machine shop to make me an adapter for both 1x8 and 1/ 1/4x8 to handle the various chucks and face plates I have.


https://www.cwsonline.com.au/shop/ca...oodfast-lathes

This tool place in Australia is still selling Woodfast labeled lathes. They look a lot like Rikon lathes of course. I think we can all agree Woodfast the Australian company is no more. Nothing Woodfast is manufactured in Australia. But it seems like the Woodfast name in lathes is still living on via the Rikon company production.
  #9   Report Post  
Posted to rec.crafts.woodturning
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 264
Default number of companies still making wood lathes

On Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 4:02:13 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 5:44:30 AM UTC-5, Dr. Deb wrote:
On Friday, March 9, 2018 at 3:00:46 PM UTC-6, wrote:
Vicmarc in Australia is still a going concern. Not sure if Woodfast is still a real Australian company or if it is now a Chinese company. It might be part of Jet/Powermatic/Rikon/HF/Grizzly now. Nova is also a separate lathe company. I think General International makes lathes. But they may be part of the Jet/Power/Rikon/HF/Woodfast/Grizzly mess too.

So my contribution is:
Vicmarc
Stubby (sort of, kind of, maybe they still exist)
Woodfast (maybe)
Nova
General International (maybe)


On Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:09:43 AM UTC-6, Electric Comet wrote:
just as reality check

these off the top of my head

robust oneway laguna grizzly powermatic jet rikon harborfreight


would not suprise me that a few of the above could be consolidated
as they share part suppliers to varying degrees

would guess that grizzly powermatic hf jet and rikon share many parts
suppliers but not sure about robust oneway and laguna


what other makers did i miss

no particular order

http://www.turnrobust.com/
https://www.rikontools.com/category/lathes
http://www.grizzly.com/wood-lathes
https://lagunatools.com/classic-machinery/lathes/
https://oneway.ca/products-category/lathes
http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/c/la...00/?reset=true
https://www.harborfreight.com


I do not think Woodfast is still in the lathe business. Rikon sold the M910 (Rikon 70-500) but I got the last outboard turning kit they had and I do not think they were getting any more in. I have a 1998 Woodfast M910. I bought it about three years ago and love it. The only down side is that the ourboard turning threads are 1x8 Left hand. Solved that by getting my local machine shop to make me an adapter for both 1x8 and 1/ 1/4x8 to handle the various chucks and face plates I have.


https://www.cwsonline.com.au/shop/ca...oodfast-lathes

This tool place in Australia is still selling Woodfast labeled lathes. They look a lot like Rikon lathes of course. I think we can all agree Woodfast the Australian company is no more. Nothing Woodfast is manufactured in Australia. But it seems like the Woodfast name in lathes is still living on via the Rikon company production.


There is also, or was, a company in Austria that made them, like Rikon, under license from Woodfast.
  #10   Report Post  
Posted to rec.crafts.woodturning
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2,143
Default number of companies still making wood lathes

On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:02:11 -0700 (PDT)
" wrote:

This tool place in Australia is still selling Woodfast labeled
lathes. They look a lot like Rikon lathes of course. I think we can
all agree Woodfast the Australian company is no more. Nothing
Woodfast is manufactured in Australia. But it seems like the


not sure what is manufactured down under anymore

i know automakers all pulled out of there

australia started seeing too many asians for their liking

australia seems to have a fear of mass migration and rightly so if
they want to not become a country of 500 million out of india china
indonesia etc

i think they still ship all the blue gum trees off whole hog and do not
even fetch a very good price

not sure what keeps them afloat i guess it must be their colonial status











  #11   Report Post  
Posted to rec.crafts.woodturning
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 499
Default number of companies still making wood lathes

On Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:28:56 AM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:
On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:02:11 -0700 (PDT)
" wrote:

This tool place in Australia is still selling Woodfast labeled
lathes. They look a lot like Rikon lathes of course. I think we can
all agree Woodfast the Australian company is no more. Nothing
Woodfast is manufactured in Australia. But it seems like the


not sure what is manufactured down under anymore

i know automakers all pulled out of there

australia started seeing too many asians for their liking

australia seems to have a fear of mass migration and rightly so if
they want to not become a country of 500 million out of india china
indonesia etc

i think they still ship all the blue gum trees off whole hog and do not
even fetch a very good price

not sure what keeps them afloat i guess it must be their colonial status


Your response prompted me to look up Australia on Wikipedia. 25 million people. 26% immigrants/foreigners. 12th largest economy in the world. Says services, tourism, education, finance are 70% of GDP. Lots of natural resources. Iron, gold, coal, wool, wheat.
Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2023 DIYbanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about DIY & home improvement"