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Lathe question
Posted by: Jacob Nebeker (---.sub-174-222-19.myvzw.com)
Date: April 08, 2019 02:36PM

Was thinking about picking up a Renzetti Rod Lathe but was wondering if the ALPS tool rest and tail stock would work on them.

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Re: Lathe question
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: April 08, 2019 03:05PM

[www.rdflyfishing.com]


[alpsforecast.com]

It appears that the current Renzetti rod lathe has a bed where components mount on the outside of the lathe bed.

Conversely, it appears that the Alps rod lathe has a rod bed where components mount on the inside of the lathe bed.

Summary,
The parts that you asked about would appear not to fit on the opposite power wrapper:

Be safe

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Re: Lathe question
Posted by: Jacob Nebeker (---.sub-174-222-19.myvzw.com)
Date: April 08, 2019 03:20PM

I guess my next question is for those that run a Renezetti what do you use to turn grips? How are you set up?

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Re: Lathe question
Posted by: Michael Collier (---.hsd1.de.comcast.net)
Date: April 08, 2019 05:18PM

I have a older Renzetti lathe that is known as a Clemens lathe. I bought all the parts for the Clemens lathe, tailstock, toolrest and boring tool. With those tools my Clemens lathe with turn any parts or grips for any fishing rod. I just turned a reelseat insert from Reel seat blanks and it worked great. Only problem is Renzetti doesn’t make those parts anymore. So you almost need another lathe to turngrips and other parts.

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Re: Lathe question
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: April 08, 2019 09:36PM

Jacob,
Actually all that you have to do, is to put the mandrel containing the rod handle into the head stock chuck.

Then, put the protruding end of the mandrel onto a rod rest and close the rod rest.

Normally, when working with grips, sand paper is about the only thing that is ever used.

So, there is really no need for either a tail stock or tool rest for the bulk of your handle work.

Although the motor on the Renzetti is not a huge motor, if you run the grip fast and use a light touch on the sand paper you can get all of the work done that you need to do.

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If you had your druthers, it would be nice to put a bigger motor on the wrapper to be able to more easily handle the load of grip turning.

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But, the very best thing to do with grip turning and shaping is to have a stand a lone wood lathe with all accessories in an area that is not part of the area where you do your "clean" work like wrapping and thread coating.

One example:
[www.harborfreight.com]

But, if you do buy a basic lathe as shown above, you will need to spend another $100-$200 to get the accessories to make it a complete unit like chuck, and tail stock pieces. Also, if you want to do some wood turning as well, then you will need to purchase turning tools.

You can also check your local Craig's list for used lathes, or pawn shops or used tool shops in your area for a less expensive used unit.

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Another thing that you can do is to purchase either the Inexpensive Grizzly lathe, or the inexpensive Flex coat lathe.

[flexcoat.com]

[www.youtube.com]

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Re: Lathe question
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 08, 2019 10:04PM

I bought a live center with tail stock for my Renzetti rod lathe a couple of years ago. However it seems that Renzetti stopped selling Rod lathe accessories. Don’t know when that happened, but it’s disappointing. Bummer!
Norm

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Re: Lathe question
Posted by: Jacob Nebeker (---.sub-174-222-0.myvzw.com)
Date: April 09, 2019 01:26AM

I was thinking I probably won't turn much. Maybe a tenon here or there and the seat edge. Can't do that with a hand wrapper.

You can swap motors out easy. Just as long as RPM and the shaft are the same.

Like to do some boring as well easier to do that on a lathe than a drill. Better concentricity.

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