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Old 01-16-2010, 11:56 PM   #106
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This is one of the coolest threads I've seen in a long time. I've got a 14-40 gear head lathe (Chinese import), a smaller gear head mill with 24x9x5 of travel (x, y, z also Chinese import), a 7 x 12 Wilton horizontal band saw and a nice Miller 200 DX AC/DC Tig/Stick welder plus some Oxy Acetylene stuff and various other tooling. I need a good sheet metal brake, shear and roller and I think I’m set to do nearly everything. I don't know how to use any of it very well but I'm learning very slowly. I’m also learning that everything I own is to small to do anything of any significance. You guys who do this every day are some lucky fuckers. Then again the grass always seems greener just past the monitor where the compiler errors are screaming at me to be addressed…



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Old 01-17-2010, 09:52 AM   #107
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Howdy dagwood,

Yes a small benchtop would be just perfect for my needs, I would like to have at least 18" bed length but anything up to 36" would fit into my garage. Anything larger then 36" bed length would just take up to much room, I have so much junk scattered around now I can hardly walk from one end of the garage to the other.


man the Seattle CL is full a gems.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tls/1555361231.html
same lathe/ dealer with more info. sorta sounds weird. but that is a very nice example. weird that he would break it up like that.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tls/1548990029.html
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:09 AM   #108
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Yeah, I've rented most of the lathe and milling videos at smartflix (http://smartflix.com/store/category/115/Metalworking). Very helpful. I need to rent the Darrell Holland series at some point. I even rented stuff that I didn't think I'd be doing but that looked interesting. They have good videos on the English Wheel, Shrinking, forming and a bunch of other stuff.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:42 AM   #109
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:26 AM   #110
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Cool thread, and well timed - I just got this from Santa (the lathe, not the Fiat):

Atlas-Craftsman 12x36. Now I need to figure out how to use it...
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:14 AM   #111
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Very cool thread,
I love old machines and tools.
I have a Hall valve facing machine from the 30's that works like a champ.
I also picked up a Southbend 9" modelA lathe that I think was made in the 40s, ( it has a War Department tag on it ) it has the motor mounted high and behind the head stock and uses a V-belt from the motor to an intermediate shaft, then a flat belt to the spindle.
Should be a fun little lathe when I find a motor for it.

Thanks for the thread and pictures.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:44 AM   #112
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Nice. What is the linkage for on the fwd./reverse switch?

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Old 01-18-2010, 12:23 PM   #113
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Can I play with it?
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:56 AM   #114
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Hmm dagwood am i seeing Hydraulic parts there

I know the Machinists i welded for didn't like the Aluminium-Bronze MIG wire i hate the stuff Fumes i normally used the standard "bronze' rod to oxy it onto the steel piston's

i was always going to do Machining.....time...money....every bastard doesn't want me to stop welding
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:13 AM   #115
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Hmm dagwood am i seeing Hydraulic parts there

I know the Machinists i welded for didn't like the Aluminium-Bronze MIG wire i hate the stuff Fumes i normally used the standard "bronze' rod to oxy it onto the steel piston's

i was always going to do Machining.....time...money....every bastard doesn't want me to stop welding
don't like welding (for work) but don't mind it for G work,
ended up welding hard wire all days sat on a quick change and my nose is all fucked up dry and sore now.
I don't know how you guys can do that day in and day out. and the flash burn. gad. i'm glad it's been awhile since I've done that. cheap hoods suck.

and yes . lots a Hydraulics. heavy equipment repair is a big part of it as is big presses and shears.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:14 AM   #116
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Nice.
Damn; just a bit OCD...
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:23 AM   #117
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don't like welding (for work) but don't mind it for G work,
ended up welding hard wire all days sat on a quick change and my nose is all fucked up dry and sore now.
I don't know how you guys can do that day in and day out. and the flash burn. gad. i'm glad it's been awhile since I've done that. cheap hoods suck.

and yes . lots a Hydraulics. heavy equipment repair is a big part of it as is big presses and shears.
no one said i like it....gets old real quick(especially fixing mining machines and crushers) trying to get out of it but well its not happening at the moment

I've worked on and off at Delta Hydraulics for years..... if its to go in a cylinder i've just about welded it all rather be Machining Nice thread
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:46 AM   #118
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:50 AM   #119
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Looks like you have quite a bit going on there to keep with! Of course, I would have no idea on how to operate such a machine. I'd probably loose my sanctity along with a couple fingers if I tried and didn't have some supervision.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:52 AM   #120
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Cool thread, and well timed - I just got this from Santa (the lathe, not the Fiat):

Atlas-Craftsman 12x36. Now I need to figure out how to use it...
Warning! - The following question may seem ignorant, but it is honestly serious....

I've been seeing these left and right in this thread. What could one expect to make with such a device? I've seen them on TV as well, but never really understood the functionally.

Also, do you have a link to pictures of the Fiat? That thing looks cool!
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