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My New Toy :-)

Post by Zaidy on Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:20 am

I would like to say a big thank you to Tim for helping me with my new lathe and I appreciate the time you have spent instructing me :-). A true club sprite

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I would like to say that my first turning was great (even if I say so myself) and its shaped like a bullet or a butt plug (for the dirty minds out there) for whom ever want one making ! just give me a call Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:33 am

Do they come in extra large? I'll take one if they do.....

What lathe is it anyway, I notice you have the vertical slide on there for soem milling action too Smile

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Post by Sam Thomas on Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:46 am

Ah ha so it has arrived!!!
Very nice!!!
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Post by Zaidy on Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:44 pm

Its a Peatol Lathe Andy and size isn't everything you should know this !!!

Can you get cheap stock ??

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Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:47 pm

I thought it was a little Peatol jobby. They are the same as teh Taig lathes in the US of A aren't they? Have you seen the little CNC conversions you can get from them Smile

Cheap stock. Hmmm. I don;t have access to much at work, as we farm teh majority of our manufacturing out to various companies. Ebay is surprisingly good for picking up offcuts of material like aluminium, that would normally be too small for most people, but perfect for a dinly little lathe like yours. Or, try ringing round a few fabricators/machine shops, and asking if they have a scrap bin that you can raid in exchange for a few beer tokens. That usually works Smile

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Post by Zaidy on Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:06 pm

Yes Andy it is made in the USA & my understanding it is a Taig. No I haven't looked into CNC conversion! I need to get my head around the lathe first the maybe look into something like this for the future !!

Thanks Andy, I just thought that your work might have loadsssssssssssss of stock !! I did buy some stock from Chronos Engineering.


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Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:18 pm

All the useful bits of stock material tends to get pilfered quite quickly (not by me of course, honest!). Now if you had asked me before the last company I worked for kicked everyone out, I could have laid my hands on looooads of ally and steel offcuts, plates, bar, tubes, all sorts!

Chronos is good, but expensive for small bits.....

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Post by Allan Patrick on Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:43 pm

Let me know what you want and I'll check my scrapbox. I can also order stuff but not always very cheaply
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Post by Zaidy on Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:22 am

Allan Patrick wrote:Let me know what you want and I'll check my scrapbox. I can also order stuff but not always very cheaply

Nice one Allan, will call you when I get back in a couple of weeks..

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Post by Tim on Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:38 am

Only just spotted this thread - hey ho. I have had my peatol lathe for as long as Andy as has been born - and although I only use it fairly lightly ( mainly just ali and brass to be honest ) its been reliable, and accurate enough for my purpose. Zaidy soon picked the idea up of using it, and I am sure we can all look forward to seeing loads of nicely "turned" out super dooper flybyless heads etc "turning" up at the field. Nice one mate....and no thanks I dont want the prototype butt plug - I know where its been for testing What a Face

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Post by Andy Sayle on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:02 pm

It's not all bad Tim, at least the plug would be warm....

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Post by Marty on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:44 pm

Shocked
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Post by Tim on Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:56 pm

LOL

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Post by Zaidy on Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:03 pm

LOL

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Post by Tim on Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:16 pm

Oy you get back on the beach man!

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