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Re: (Roubo) pole lathe dimensions

Warren in Lancaster, PA
I skimmed over Roubo's text last night. He mentions bed height as 36 to 39 inches, puppet height as 12 to 14 inches (height of centers would be slightly lower), bed gap 2 inches, pole 8 feet (2 to 2 1/2 diameter), lathe length 5 to 6 feet. I use a 13 foot pole of roughly the same diameter, which I would recommend.

The illustration is one of those that Roubo engraved himself.

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