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Be honest

Postby Woodster » 12 Aug 2019, 15:03

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Re: Be honest

Postby 9fingers » 12 Aug 2019, 16:56

It is a piece of machinery. It just has to be 100 effective in what it does and that does not include looking pretty!
In fact if a machine does look decorative then it probably means the design has been compromised in some way or other to make it so.

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Postby Woodster » 12 Aug 2019, 18:28

Well to my mind they’ve gone out of their way to make it “decorative”, and failed spectacularly.

I saw this at a show recently and thought what a smart looking lathe it was, if I had the space.

https://www.oliverswoodturning.co.uk/wp ... -Lathe.jpg
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Postby Woodbloke » 12 Aug 2019, 20:44

9fingers wrote:It is a piece of machinery. It just has to be 100 effective in what it does and that does not include looking pretty!
In fact if a machine does look decorative then it probably means the design has been compromised in some way or other to make it so.

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...it's 100% effective in what it does and it is just a little bit pretty. As far as I can tell the design hasn't been compromised either :D - Rob
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Postby 9fingers » 12 Aug 2019, 20:53

A large proportion of its attractiveness comes from the need to be aerodynamic being part of its functionality.

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Re: Be honest

Postby selectortone » 12 Aug 2019, 22:18

My Dad was an RAF pilot, He always used to say "If it looks right it flies right." Not sure about that lathe. It has a bit of the 'designed by a committee' look about it.
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Re: Be honest

Postby Andyp » 13 Aug 2019, 07:25

Not knowing anything about the technical capability of either machine but why not add a few curves? I can’t see the problem with the Record.
Is the curves you object too to? Why should all the edges have to be angular?
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Re: Be honest

Postby Dalboy » 13 Aug 2019, 10:15

At the end of the day does it do what is expected of it. That is all I ask I confess that the next lathe down from the stratos that is linked to would be just the ticket for me
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Re: Be honest

Postby Woodster » 13 Aug 2019, 20:52

Dalboy wrote:At the end of the day does it do what is expected of it. That is all I ask I confess that the next lathe down from the stratos that is linked to would be just the ticket for me


I saw the Stratos range at the Exeter show last year and they had some nice features.
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Re: Be honest

Postby TrimTheKing » 14 Aug 2019, 10:24

Woodster wrote:Is this fugly or is it just me? :lol:

https://www.yandles.co.uk/new-for-2019- ... and/p25240


Just to go the other way, I quite like the look of it. I think it looks a lot like some of the old wartime cast iron to me, where it wasn't all square and industrial looking. I'd happily own it, but not at that price as I don't do, or am unlikely to ever turn enough to warrant that spend.
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