My First Lathe!

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Re: My First Lathe!

Postby VK_3800 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:46 pm

Nice, a lathe is one of those tools that you can't imagine doing without once you've got one

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Re: My First Lathe!

Postby antus » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:19 pm

Looks like its a great piece of kit, looking forward to seeing it in action.
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Re: My First Lathe!

Postby DavidBraley » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:33 am

Very nice. What you think you will do with it now, is just the tip of the iceberg. Once you get your hands on a 4 jaw, a lathe is more handy than you might think. :thumbup:
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Re: My First Lathe!

Postby Drenno » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:36 am

Good stuff mate. I've got one at my place that came with a single phase motor but its fairly underpowered for turning bigger stuff. I'm a sparky by trade so eventually I'll get around to swapping the motor over for a three phase one.

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Re: My First Lathe!

Postby immortality » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:05 am

Must be nice to have 3 phase power in your garage?

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Re: My First Lathe!

Postby Drenno » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:10 pm

immortality wrote:Must be nice to have 3 phase power in your garage?


I only actually got it about 2 years ago. Did a house extension and ended up installing a three phase ducted aircon so had to get three phase onto the house for that. Then I just dug a trench and ran a new circuit to the garage. Only really any good for a lathe/mill/welder or to test three phase motors for work

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Re: My First Lathe!

Postby Holden202T » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:38 pm

nothing too exciting to report but i did get the tool set and got stuck into cleaning up a lump of steel rod i had and im happy to say it all works!

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Re: My First Lathe!

Postby Holden202T » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:40 pm

I guess you could say this is the first real project with the lathe :)

Removed the top of a 202 dizzy, and then machined it down to suit this sensor, will probably machine a bit more off the inside of the shaft, then make a chopper wheel to go over the top of it

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And yes i plan to wash it too haha!

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Re: My First Lathe!

Postby RVK355 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:38 pm

VK_3800 wrote:Nice, a lathe is one of those tools that you can't imagine doing without once you've got one


so true, you say why didn't I get my self one much sooner.

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Re: My First Lathe!

Postby RVK355 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:40 pm

now you just need a milling machine to go with the lathe

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