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11-10-2002, 04:09 PM
Can anyone tell me if Clisby miniture lathes are any good?

11-12-2002, 04:17 PM
Don't know. But the name has a certain, suggestive appeal.

11-12-2002, 06:56 PM
The Sherline site (www.sherline.com) can point you to some history on Clisby and his lathe, I think. From what I've read, Clisby designed a small lathe that was modified and manufactured by Ron Sher in Australia. Joe Martin started importing them into the US, then started making them, with further improvements. What is now the Sherline lathe started life as a Clisby design. The Sherlines are very nice, albeit small (3.5" swing) lathes (I have one).

11-13-2002, 03:51 PM
Has anyone actually used one???????