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For Sale:Posted:Dec 3rd, 2018
Ted Hodgetts Lathe (acticle by Mark Salusbury)

An historic lathe and accessories has come available for immediate purchase, the lathe of the late Ted Hodgetts.
Ted was an exceptional artist craftsman whose work was original in design, of the highest calibre in craftsmanship and excellent in execution. While he created numerous high value works for gallery sale, his work in thin walled, deep hollow forms was what set him apart from other makers globally. It was his lathe and tooling which allowed him to produce as he did.
Ted was a friend and mentor to so many who followed him in the craft, I among them. Ted showed us it was possible to produce beauty and excellence and was always a quiet source of encouragement.
"Ted Hodgetts was born in Kingston, Ontario. He graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1970. Originally a cabinet maker, he is known for his wood work, primarily wood turning. He is a multiple recipient of Ontario Council for the Arts grants and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe. In 2000, one of Hodgetts' turned vessels was featured on a Canadian postage stamp as part of the Millennium Collection, commissioned by Canada Post, to celebrate the history of Canada. His work can be found in many private, corporate and public collections, such as the Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection in Montreal, Quebec; the Ontario Crafts Council Permanent Collection in Toronto, Ontario, and the Woodturning Centre Collection in Philadelphia among others."
Custom made, it began life as a General 260 and was heavily modified to his specifications by a tool and die maker over several years. Below are several images showing Teds lathe, accessories and tooling available as a complete package for some discerning woodturner to instantly enjoy as Ted did. I've not seen it in person but having Known Ted and his penchant for detail, I'm sure all are in perfect working order as-is.
All are in Teds studio, located south of Millbrook Ontario about 15 minutes north of Port Hope off the 401, at an extremely fair price of $4000.00.
The sale is being managed privately by Teds close friend John Ireland, a fine cabinetmaker in his own right. Below I'm including his note to me which gives a bit more detail.
This lathe started out as a General 260 but was totally rebuilt for deep hollow turning with a lot more mass and a 24" swing. It has a 110/ 220 single phase motor with a Shimpo ring cone gearbox to enable very slow speeds and reverse. A hoist was built on and the tailstock made with a rack and pinion feed for deep boring. There is a large range of tooling for hollow turning with cutters and assorted chucks, faceplates, live centers etc. It can come apart for moving as it would not be easy to move as whole.
If you, or anyone you may know is interested in viewing and /or purchasing this once-in-a-lifetime package, Please contact John Ireland directly, artifice@nexicom.net or by phone at (705) 932-2207.