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#1 Traill95 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 08:56 AM

The Lathe is turning out to be quite the handy tool. I didn't have the air cleaners for the engines on my Choremasters so I turn these little adapters out on the lathe. They work really good. I also made an adapter to mount the horn button on the hot rod steering wheel I have on the Case Electric. I have to say the lathe has more than paid for itself. :thumbs:

 

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 10:52 AM

Nice work!

 

 

 

 

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 11:19 AM

Nice. lathes are the fun tool in the shop. By the time you realize you're actually doing something productive, you already have been enjoying yourself.
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Posted August 31, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Lathes are great but it makes me sad to think how many years I struggled without one. I know now it should have been more of a priority. 

Your air filter adapters turned out real nice. 


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Nice job. What is the material you are using for your air cleaner housing?

Larry


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 03:13 PM

Those adapters look really nice.  It must be handy to be able to fabricate your own parts.


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 04:58 PM

Nice job.  I have a buddy just down the road who has a machine shop in his barn. I always want to steal his lathe and bring it home.


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 05:01 PM

Nice job. What is the material you are using for your air cleaner housing?

Larry

 

The material is pvc round stock, I get the scrap pieces from work that are too short, but work just fine for me.



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Posted December 12, 2013 - 04:25 AM

Good work Larry,I can tell you now you will have a blast with it and your friends will be stopping over with a 12pack and a part to be made.
I picked up an old south bend 15 years ago,10" swing 36"bed with 2 chucks and a set of collets for $600 at garage sale.
I have made a lot of shafts,bushings,spacers and some really strange things with it.
You can make round stock square and square stock round and anything in between.
They used to be called the king of the machine shop and for good reason.
Grab every piece of cut off scrap you can get you hands on and put them in a box or bucket for the next project.
And if your like me you will smiling when your turning something and a real big smile when you hold the finished part in your hand and say to your self I MADE THIS.
HAVE FUN LARRY.




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