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Cliff

Finally Got My Lathe Running

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It's been a bit of a journey.  I needed  a little help getting the thing 20-feet   across my shop down one elevation turn a corner and up 6"  down a very narrow way with septic pipes adjacent and another 20 feet then another  corner  then about 20 more feet & through a door into a little room and  sort of but not yet in place.

 

I hired a couple of painters  for muscle.  They were OK.

 

Then I needed a phase converter.   Got a wolf automation  7.5 HP model.

Then I had to get my electrician to hook it up.

And today  in between being very busy with domestic stuff I turned a full half inch deep chip in 4140 steel and the as yet unnamed lathe performed like a champ and it wasn't even in back gears.

Maybe tomorrow I shall put her against the wall and level her.

 

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That is one sweet piece of machinery Cliff.

You're going to be able to perform some serious work with that.

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envy...

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21 minutes ago, Cliff said:

2040 pounds.

Once it is in it's final position  thst's it.  They are selling the house when I'm gone with the lathe in it.

You can go down and work on it during tornado warnings.  Safest spot in the house.

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Finally being able to make your own wooden dowels now instead of having to buy them... Boy that will be saving a bundle  that's for sure!!

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