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Offline Tennessee Whiskey

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A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« on: June 10, 2013, 03:22:32 AM »
Ok folks I've been holding out. A few weeks back I was joking with Lou and told her since I oversaw the rebuild of the store and brought it in under budget and ahead of schedule and we had a record setting month of April, I deserved a bonus and a new lathe would be just fine. Well, to my surprise she said; "Order It". She wasn't joking. Hot digidy dog. While still gasping for air I immediately sent a PM to one of our resident lathe experts for advice. Expecting to get a " look at so and so and think about this or that answer I was blown away when I got the amount of info I received. This old boy sent me side by side comparisons, looked at specs for bearing types, looked at owners manuals, and sent links to real owner websites for review. Had it not been for this very nice member here I'd either still be looking or wouldn't have made a wise purchase. After reviewing all the info presented we agree'd the Grizzly G4003G was the best for the bucks. It was delivered last Thursday and today my father and I took the front forks on the Kubota tractor and put it together. I've spent all afternoon wiping monkey snot and running all nine speeds ten minutes in each direction. I'm tired, happy and excited, but, tired. So, if you want to stop back in tomorrow I'll post some piccys and if any of y'all have run this lathe and know of any quirks I'd be thanking you for letting me know bout 'em. Think it's Bud time. And thanks again Pal.

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 03:57:22 AM »
Nice aquisition Eric, isn't it great to have a wife just say "order it"? Man what a woman you have bud. Hope you enjoy you new toy. Now you don't have any excuse to get back to work on that engine. Waiting on the photos here.

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 06:58:11 AM »
ONYA Hillbilly! Lookin' forward to the pics! :ThumbsUp:
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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 07:02:16 AM »
 :o You are making me jealous Eric...

I might need to buy another machine.  ;D

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 08:20:57 AM »
Nice one Eric  :whoohoo: We are both blessed with wives who, if we really want something, don't erect barricades.  :NotWorthy:

I reckon, reading these forums, there are more Grizzlys in workshops than there are in the woods.  :slap:

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013, 09:30:28 AM »
Checked out that lathe on the Internet, that's one nice lathe. I'm sure that you will have a lot of pleasure using it.

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 10:10:59 AM »
Exciting times Eric

Have a drink on me to celebrate.

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 10:54:41 AM »
Pictures Please!

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013, 11:39:23 AM »
Congrats Eric.

Have you had a 'shoulda ordered a' moment?

Looking forwards to pics and a review.
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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013, 12:06:23 PM »
That's great Eric...can't wait to see it!!!

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2013, 02:53:15 PM »
Eric

You are a wise man to ask first. You laid the justification and timed the request well.

I sometimes take the opposite course, which is to suffer the consequences. I have to do it that way because I'm a little weak in the justification department.

Lets see some pictures of it with swarf!

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2013, 05:57:44 PM »
Thanks for stopping in and all the nice words. Yes, I Got me some real good learnings from the first wife and the second has been my dream boat, although sometimes she can turn it into a shipwreck  :Jester:.  I got y'all some piccys like I said I would.

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Home. Kinda leaning on leaving backsplash and lower skirt off. I like my view and I tink it will be easier to clean under.


It's first oil change. Hold darn near 4 qts. as fer as I can tell.


first swarf and finish on some scrapbinium



Yeah Zee gotta order some Seris 200 tool holder thingees for cut off and boring tools.
Couple of the little balls in the oil points just kinda vanished when I oiled it, y'all got any ideas on that little problem let me know before I call grizzy. Hey y"all Lou wants me to grill her a burger by the pool I think I better run fer now :lolb: :lolb:

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2013, 06:02:00 PM »
Somehow I'm feeling very envious all of a sudden  :'(

Nice one Eric - now you need to DO something with it  :thewhip: :LittleDevil:

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2013, 06:18:48 PM »
Congrats on your new toy Eric.  Enjoy it.

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Re: A New Lathe. Oh Yeah!!
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2013, 06:21:08 PM »
A series 200 QCTP would work well.   It works well on my Logan which is about the same size.

Glad your happy with it Eric.

Didn't understand your question though....what little balls?

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