Originally Posted by word1
Slightly off topic, but how about a little bit on your mini-lathe?
I always seem to think of little parts which could be made on a small lathe, but I haven't been brave enough to pull the trigger on one.
Jay, It's a 7"x10" mini lathe. Chinese made and available at places like Harbor Freight. With some setup work they can be made very accurate and are good for smaller parts. It is addictive and fun to learn.
As I mentioned above, I wish that it was larger, especially in length, because it is very limiting on the length of part that one can bore and/or drill.
I see them on craigslist occasionally and if one has been taken care of I'd not hesitate to buy used, especially if it comes with tooling which can add up quickly if you buy new.