Looking for a 4850004 Tool Rest Base for the Ryobi Mini-Lathe ML618

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A teacher at my school fell in love with this lathe, and the rest base snapped in half while he was turning a sycamore blank. I've attached a picture of it.

https://i.imgur.com/wgcigjn.jpg

I would really appreciate if somebody could help me find a replacement.

Re: Looking for a 4850004 Tool Rest Base for the Ryobi Mini-Lathe ML618

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apped in half while he was turning a sycamore blank. I've attached a pictur
e of it.
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Your best bet, would be to have him make a trip to Harbor Freight and see i
f their mini lathe has a similar banjo.  If it does not, and we were living
 decades earlier, the school shop could make him one out of a piece of bar  
stock and a piece of pipe.  In fact that might well be the best course of a
ction, have someone make him one.  

Its really a simple (for this particular banjo) job for a local machine sho
p.  Having one made would also give him a much stronger banjo as the one th
at broke was cast and the one they would make would be out of rolled, mild  
steel.

Just a thought, or two.

Re: Looking for a 4850004 Tool Rest Base for the Ryobi Mini-Lathe ML618
Afraid I can't help with a replacement, as all the searches come back as  
"obsolete, no replacement. Possibly Sears Parts as it says to call  
888-837-0262. If it can't be repaired, he can do what some of us have  
done. Toss the rest and use the motor head as a variable speed buffer.  
Good luck, it is a nice little lathe.


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