Lathe

Using and improving a lathe, see also turning

Machined blob

Machined blob

This weekend I machined up one the castings from last week’s melt. Here’s the stages from scrap to machined results. Step 1Some scrap ali that I found round the back of the shed, sawn up into suitable sized pieces to

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Lathe Arrival and Testing

Lathe Arrival and Testing

The new/old lathe arrived yesterday and I did a test run of it today to find it’s quirks and nuances. I faced off and turned down a piece of scrap metal recovered from an old rotary washing line and got

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Choose lathe

Choose lathe

Choose lathe.Choose a chuck.Choose a tool.Choose a work piece.Choose a 12in angle plate,Choose cross slides, micrometers, parting off tools, and electrical hacksaws.Choose good lubricants, sharp tools and quality measuring instruments.Choose fixed steady and travelling steady.Choose a tail stock.Choose your drills.Choose

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Challenge

I’ve set myself the challenge of having an operational workshop by March (in time for my Birthday). The main tasks are to get build a decent sized bench and to chuck out some of the junk we’ve inherited which are

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