Author Topic: Do I need a new lathe?  (Read 12614 times)

Offline Chris J

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Re: Do I need a new lathe?
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2013, 09:48:47 AM »
Well, since I am making many tiny bits these days, and I don't like my Derbyshire 750 for that, I need a new small lathe, don't I?.........


If it helps you with the discussion you'll need to have with any "significant other" I'm happy to back you up.

Get a new Mill as well would be my advice  :)
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Offline IanR

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Re: Do I need a new lathe?
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2013, 11:27:23 AM »


Be careful people - it's a jungle out there* 

*(what was the name TV show the ended/started like that????)

Hill Street Blues, I think. I'm surprised I know that, as I haven't had a tv for years.

Offline Mosey

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Re: Do I need a new lathe?
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2013, 01:16:34 PM »
But the adjustable angle plate only gets you an approximate alignment, as the surfaces are not perfect, and the screw is not absolutely tight, right?



Now I have to build a proper desk/bench for this lathe, with a cutout for belts and under-drive, motor mount shelf,  swarf-pan, and some neat pencil drawers for stuff. I just might have one for it. This desk will also be good place for the sensitive drilling machine (tiny Micromark digital drill press with Albrecht chuck). Projects beget projects. :Jester: :lolb: :ROFL:
Then it's back to straightening my crankshaft (depressing) :hammerbash:

Offline Mosey

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Re: Do I need a new lathe?
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2013, 01:18:26 PM »
Well, since I am making many tiny bits these days, and I don't like my Derbyshire 750 for that, I need a new small lathe, don't I?.........


If it helps you with the discussion you'll need to have with any "significant other" I'm happy to back you up.

Get a new Mill as well would be my advice  :)
Yup, first F3 that comes along! Call me, will you if you see one.