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Just bought my first lathe. Who else has one?


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#16 Dane in PA OFFLINE  

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Posted September 08, 2016 - 09:31 AM

Thats not something you hear of everyday. I do hope you share some of those projects. Great lathe too!

Well, I'm just starting out.  I'm a recent graduate of Red Wing's Band Instrument Repair Program (yes, I went to college to learn to fix horns a thousand miles from home.  Hahah) and am just starting to put together my own little workstation.  It's slow going, as money --as always-- is tight, and I already work 50+ hrs a week.  I refuse to take out loans, as I'm debt free at this point --and plan to keep it that way.

Here is a little snap-shot of my work-bench at the moment.

Currently on the hunt for a bench with much more work-area.  Thank God this lathe is tiny, otherwise I'd have NO room to work!  Hahah!

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Posted September 08, 2016 - 05:23 PM

Nice view. Dont hesitate to start a thread on the R&R of the sax. I think  all of us here can appreciate craftsmanship.


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 07:45 PM

You might want to check out the Unimat Lathe Group on yahoo. Over 4700 members, some times very active, I have had my Unimat for many years. When i re-powered my Melroe Bobcat front loader and went with a #80 roller chain drive I needed a taper cut in the hub for a sprocket. Was quoted 120$ to cut a 1.5" Internal taper. It took about 8 hrs on my uni but I got it done. at the time I had a lot more time than $. Now I have 5 metal lathes. I think they are breeding   Don


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Posted September 09, 2016 - 09:39 AM

Nice view. Dont hesitate to start a thread on the R&R of the sax. I think  all of us here can appreciate craftsmanship.

I may have to share a write-up on one of my future projects on here.  I've done a lot of custom work at school, but I'm still trying to get things worked into place back home.  

I'm thinking that I should look at my options to move somewhere and get a job in a bigger shop, but until then --I'll work from home.


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Posted September 09, 2016 - 09:50 AM

Here are two pictures of a custom brace I made for an Eb tuba.  Did the plating and everything by hand.  

I have to say, I kinda prefer wood-winds, do to all of the small intricate workings, but I'm very good at brasswind repair and dent-work.

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