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Old 11-10-2007, 01:12 AM #1
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Okay - someone PLEASE smack me with a CLUE-By-four ! I just bought a freaking lathe ! Geesh.....Central machinery 7" X10" Metal Lathe....Still in the car, cause I gott aclear off some space to bolt it down...I think my drill press may just have to go away now ! GEESH ! Anyways - I will be a lathing fool tomorrow - must go to Grainger and get some reaming bits and pieces out tommorrow - and start turning up some miracles ! I need to sell lotsa stuffs to be able to afford this damned thing, peeps - so BUY MY STUFF ! LOL !!! :-) I am pretty hyped up over buying a lathe, as you can tell


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Old 11-10-2007, 01:16 AM #2
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Calm down its just a lathe lol * [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]
They do look expensive tho.

Actualy i had no clue what a lathe was until i lookd up about it lol.
"machine tool which spins a block of material to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling"
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Old 11-10-2007, 01:32 AM #3
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Default Re: Now I have done it !

I will (with LOTS of practice !) be able to make my own spacers, and maybe some custom pieces to play with
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Ok, now that you have that, what are you making me? :P
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Wow custom made parts for lasers cool.

Now that i remember i used to have a lathe it was a real nice one i had when i was 9 it ran on 4d batteries it was made of plastic and spun balsa wood lol.
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heheheheheh

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ok let see some pixs mmm just thinking of uses for my art work. btw were did you put the clock
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The CLOCK, did you say ? Right next to my laptop - so I can tell the time whenever I am online ! :-)

Folks - K-9 MADE this clock for me.....it is simply incredible workmanship....you should buy so many from him that he has to quit his job !

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lol that clock looks really cool!! don't worry, they aren't THAT hard to use! although you may screw up a few bits and peices of metal to start with
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I'm not a machinist, but I believe you'll find this free download useful

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i wish i had a lathe. . . :'( :'( :'(
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For some reason the clock reminds me of High Octane.. ;D Congrats on your lathe Greg..
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The greatest 'super tool' a man can have! You'll never regret buying your lathe...as long as the wife allows it.
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Jay - she not only allowed it, but had to load it into the car ! Kinda hard to lift 89 pounds when I am not supposed to lift over 20 ! LOL NOT that I listen all the time, but you know :P Now before I even plug the thing in, I gotta get me some geeky goggles - I still have PLENTY of MRI's left that have to be done - don;t need metal fragments messing those up !
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Jay - she not only allowed it, but had to load it into the car !
Ha Ha! LOL...Man, what did you have to buy her? We know how it works...gotta give some to get some..
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