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Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Focker, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Nov 17, 2017
    tomtom

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    www.hobby-machinist.com is my favorite machining forum.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2017
    piffey263

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    You finished cleaning the lathe right?

    The guys who didnt get a free lathe want pictures of stuff you make when you learn.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2017
    Focker

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    No :oops:
     
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  4. Nov 26, 2017
    Mcruff

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    Focker, here is a nice modification that will improve the ease of use. I made this and 1 other, waiting to have a friend of mine after Christmas engrave the numbers on them. I stamped the last set but wanted these to look a little nicer. The factory size on both of my lathe's were 1" diameter dials, the option about 6 years later was to have them 1 3/4" diameter. I like them much better so I made a set since buying these would have set me back several hundred dollars.

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  5. Nov 26, 2017
    Cap-n-Cray

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    Now that is nice...
     
  6. Nov 26, 2017
    Focker

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    Hey! He was talking to me.


    That's nice Mike!
     
  7. Nov 27, 2017
    Focker

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    Here's some progress.

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  8. Nov 27, 2017
    47v6

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    I cannot believe you made a whole jeep out of that lathe!
     
  9. Dec 2, 2017
    termin8ed

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    Lol. You guys are killing me. I'de love to get my hands on a lathe like that
     
  10. Dec 2, 2017
    Focker

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    I think my first project might be a razor handle? A coworker has a little side business making shaving cream and brushes. It would be cool to see if any of her customers had an interest in one.
     
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  11. Dec 4, 2017
    piffey263

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    spring loaded punch!

    brass razor handle would be cool, so is a flame licker engine :)

    Sooo many possibilities. I would start with basics and beginner lath projects.
     
  12. Dec 5, 2017
    toolman_ar

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    Focker,
    I will second tomtom, Hobby-Machinists.com.

    Greate place to learn about your lathe. Check out Mrpete222 on YouTube.

    You said you have it level. Set up the spindle bearings correctly. Lubricate with the proper oil, and start running the head stock and test the bearing temp. Then you need to align the head stock and tail stock.

    Start simple, face off a part, then turn a shaft to diameter. Then you can start cutting threads...

    Next thing you will be making a captive nut project.

    If properly lubricated, you won’t do any damage. Remember to oil every day before use.

    Look for an AXA tool post holder.

    You think Jeeps are addictive, old iron machine tools... Oh man, you are in trouble now.

    toolman_ar
     
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  13. Dec 6, 2017
    tarry99

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    Spend some time understanding proper tool grinding / sharpening for your projects......also suggested turning and feed speeds.........along with the need for cutting fluids on certain metals.

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    47v6

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    I really like carbide inserts for easy and speed, but grinding your own tool bits for specific applications is interesting and very useful.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2017
    tarry99

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    Carbide is great on tough steel to hog out and convenient to change a cutting edge but when interrupting a cut it tends to chip...........also carbide normally likes to be run at higher feeds and speed.........HSS on the other hand will just about do it all at less cost , but may not stay sharp as long................and on different materials HSS will get you a better overall machined finish especially while making a finish cut.
     
  16. Dec 6, 2017
    Mcruff

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    I typically use all types, HSS steel, carbide inserts and brazed carbide blanks. On tougher stuff like 4140, 4142 or tool steel I use carbide. I use HSS steel for parting off and for any form work and sometimes for a good finish on cold rolled or hot rolled steel. Hobby machinist is not a bad website but there are a lot of amateurs on there and they sometimes give out incorrect or partially correct info out of ignorance. My advice is to temper what they say with your own common sense. A very good worthwhile mod to your machine is to change the take up nut on the back of your spindle with the needle bearing upgrade, it smooths the spindle out, cuts down heat build up, takes out all backlash clearance and lasts forever. It only costs about $7 for parts plus shipping.

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  17. Dec 6, 2017
    Mcruff

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    Heres you a good project to hone your skills. I made 8 of these about 5-6 years ago for stocking stuffers. They are called turners cube, a cube in a cube in a cube. Half the guys that make these make them wrong, a turners cube is suppose to be free tumbling unlike half of the ones on internet that are still all locked together. they were an old apprentice test years ago. The outside dimension is 1" square and then each cube is progressively smaller.

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  18. Dec 6, 2017
    Focker

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    :shock:

    Impressive. :clap:
     
  19. Dec 11, 2017 at 8:35 PM
    Focker

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    Ready for some proper oil and then some chips.
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  20. Dec 11, 2017 at 9:40 PM
    Mcruff

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    Looks Good!!
    Please keep the grinding grit away from the lathe, it will eat those soft ways up. Maybe a piece of cardboard behind the grinder when you use it.
     
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