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Bought one of these today
« on: December 04, 2019, 06:22:45 pm »
Used the 20% coupon.... they wave in your face all the time ..was just under $500  with the coupon
( don't let them give you any crap about the discount is not for large purchase tools- they tried , when I balked and was ready to walk , the manager relented )

I bought it for a prototype project for work and when that is complete ...well  ;D joy in the home shop
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: Bought one of these today
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 08:27:21 pm »
I'm guessing it is a metal lathe?

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Re: Bought one of these today
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 09:02:18 pm »
Yep .....  Mini Metal Lathe with auto feed so it will cut threads
 
you can turn Steel , Alum, brass and plastics

It is the Harbor Freight version , same unit is imported by Grizzly - Jet - Klutch  and several others

Northern tools  calls theirs the SHOP FOX

same units different colors and decals
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Re: Bought one of these today
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 10:23:01 pm »
Good for you Major!

now you need one of these:



and a couple hundred pounds of tooling.
 
if you don't have a local metal supplier,  fleabay has vendors selling cutoffs of dam' near everything cheap,
including a block of titanium I have been eyeing.

have fun, good luck, take off any neckties & etc, and watch your pinkies.
oh and please post fotos of any results!

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Re: Bought one of these today
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2019, 08:16:57 am »
Have fun with your new toy there Major. I?ve enjoyed my mini mill so far. Had my local weld shop build a stand for it.
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Re: Bought one of these today
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2019, 09:03:31 am »
I was going to guess it was one of those fancy apple peelers that cored at the same time.

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Re: Bought one of these today
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2019, 03:07:05 am »
shoot, we should start a thread for amatuer metal butchers and their mini-tools!

and the stuff they make

but no photos of any mangled flesh

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Re: Bought one of these today
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2019, 06:25:49 am »
 Got 7x12 Cummins ,, installed a 4 jaw chuck ,, and a mill ,, but unlike Baltimore Ed,, I just bolted my mill to my work bench !!! NOT a good Ideal !!! Do what Ed did and mount the mill to a " very solid stand " ,,  Viber-ration is your enemy . I'v made small gun parts for my own use ,, some of them even worked ok! Glad ya got one & welcome to the" stay broke buy'n tools club " .


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Re: Bought one of these today
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2019, 11:08:57 am »
Nice big boy toys
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Re: Bought one of these today
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2019, 03:50:20 pm »
I got my 9" grizzly lathe first. I succumbed to the hype : " you can do ANYTHING" with a lathe - just buy a verticle milling attachment"
it came with a ton o stuff and I picked up bits & etc at the same time. I needed an engine hoist
and a helper to get it onto a stand.

so, whilst trying to find an affordable milling attachment I lucked into the perfect storm of HF sale, 20% coupon and free shipping
and an internet special all at once. I got my HF mill for a little over $250 delivered.

then I started collecting milling bits

then I got a tilting rotary table. I have used that thing and oddly shaped milling bits to open up Lee bullet mold driving bands
and recut smaller molds into larger bullets....

then I started collecting more lathe bits, cutoffs, live center, jacobs chuck whatever.
and collets.

I need a vertibale plethora of collets. for both toys tools.

I have played with using the lathe to cut amusing shaped hollow points into existing bullets. It's harder than I thought.
but facing off a cylinder, or taking .001 off a cylender's diameter isn't hard at all.

I am STILL trying to learn how to "correctly" use the lathe....

and I picked up some crap cylinder blanks from numrich to experiment with, it;s much easier for me than cutting down a 2"
diameter chunk o' barstock...

every time I get a new catalog, I find  I "need" a way too much new tooling.
but it gives Mrs Marvel something she can get me!

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