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Making metal shavings

So, uh, I seem to have bought myself a bigger lathe. The little one wasn't being terribly useful at handling over 2 inch stock. So I got this instead:
9x20 Lathe
It makes things round and small much faster.

It still needs a few modifications to make it a better lathe, and it took a bit of superficial damage in shipping, but I can't complain much at the low price. It's a nice unit for the price, and it's not hard to improve it myself.

And it's a helluva lot nicer than what I was working with.


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Feb. 23rd, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
Are you going to post a video of yourself taking a tree trunck and making a toothpick from it?
Feb. 23rd, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
Do you suffer from Lathe envy?
Feb. 23rd, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
*adopts a Billy Crystal voice* And with the proper rounding on the bar stock, we can clearly see it's a 'Tube lathe', which means to bluff off the corners of everything."

Feb. 24th, 2006 07:00 am (UTC)
Well yeah, but I'm not yet willing to pay out $2000 for the next model up. :)
Feb. 24th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
Hizzarbor Frizzate in the Hizzouse! Now you just need to grind yourself a threading bit and turn some screws! Did you get a collet chuck with it?
Feb. 24th, 2006 06:59 am (UTC)
Not sure what you mean by "collet chuck", but I do have a drill chuck arbor on order for the tailstock.
I'm still trying to figure out how to properly mount a boring bar. I'm such a newb. :)
Feb. 24th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
I collet is a chuck that holds collets! Read that book I gave you a bit (check the index). It should be pretty comprehensive. Hopefully I'll be able to get down there soon.
Feb. 24th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
Pay that much for a lathe, and you can collet anything you'd like. Chuck, William, Chaz.. even Susan.

Feb. 24th, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC)
Oh that's rich.

I like your style.
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