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Offline Major 2

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This little lathe followed me home
« on: March 03, 2021, 10:12:46 PM »
I had bought this to use at work,  but we've been shut down since March 2020 due to the Woo Hoo Flu.
I don't see us gearing back up before mid-summer if then  ( Trade Show industry )
 I decided I best use it for gun related projects etc.  and went and picked it up.

I just finished a new firing pin for friends gun.... its better to use here than locked away unused in my office at the job 20
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: This little lathe followed me home
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 09:16:02 AM »
A lathe is a tool every serious gun crank needs, whether he realizes it or not  ;D  I've had an old 12" Atlas for over 35 years and have made hundred a parts, cartridges cases and reloading tools on it. I recently made a neck sizer bushing to go inside an inexpensive Lee Universal Expander die.  Nary a week goes by that I don't do something on the lathe. Its like an old friend.

 

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Re: This little lathe followed me home
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 04:09:00 PM »
 Amen, ndnchf ,,I have a mini 7x12 & a old SB 9A 3 1/2 ' bed,, now can't do w/o'm ;D . Didn't know I needed them.

  coffee's ready ,, Hootmix.

Offline Lord Eoin MacKenzie

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Re: This little lathe followed me home
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2021, 06:01:45 PM »
In july/august,  i wlll need a lathe/mill for 3 inch cylinder work / pistol barrels,    any suggestions?

 

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