Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
weight of blanks on a cheap lathe?

Kevin Turner
>I have a design in mind( as fuzzy as it is). but I'm wondering about the weight my lathe can handle.(powersonic)
Two slabs of Black ash 15 3/8" square by 2" thick. With a segmented ring between the two. I have turned larger bowls, - but nothing that would compare to the weight of the ash. Any thoughts?

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