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  • A mini lathe

    I thought some folks might find this a useful tool! The price is right too! https://www.wdivorce66.com/products/...EB8Ky2vC0w7LYU
    Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

  • #2
    $69 not a bad price for a simple wood lathe!
    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kazzer View Post
      I thought some folks might find this a useful tool! The price is right too! https://www.wdivorce66.com/products/...EB8Ky2vC0w7LYU
      Thanks, Mike. Very good steer. Just ordered mine.

      David
      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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      • #4
        Now with your knowledge and experience, can you design a simple basic mini cheap lathe for metal use with the capacity to turn End Caps and you know how big those can be.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by george View Post
          Now with your knowledge and experience, can you design a simple basic mini cheap lathe for metal use with the capacity to turn End Caps and you know how big those can be.




















          David
          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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          • #6
            WOW!!! I have to ask though, for non metal turning it looks Good BUT to work with metal, I don`t see how you can safely work with cutting bits in your hands???????????

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            • #7
              Slow speed, very soft metal (white-metal, machine brass, etc.), sharp tool, tool rest right up against the work. Band-aids at the ready! When work is completed, inventory fingers. OSHA can kiss my fat, pimple-encrusted, diabetic ass!

              David
              "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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              • #8
                Get it Be Dam Careful BUT can be done. I see, said the blind man to his deaf wife.

                Your drill being used, the chuck 3/8" or 1/2" ? Is one better than the other, why?

                My mind has a brain cramp, the device that controls the power/speed is called?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by george View Post
                  Get it Be Dam Careful BUT can be done. I see, said the blind man to his deaf wife.

                  Your drill being used, the chuck 3/8" or 1/2" ? Is one better than the other, why?

                  My mind has a brain cramp, the device that controls the power/speed is called?
                  3/8" chuck. Tapered shank. Make sure the bearing is tight.

                  Dremel AC speed controller. A generic version is also sold by Harbor Freight. And buy the foot-switch -- makes life easier.

                  David
                  "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                  • #10
                    ah
                    Thanks Again for the lessons. "Make sure bearing is tight"?????? Sorry do not know what you refer to.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by george View Post
                      ah
                      Thanks Again for the lessons. "Make sure bearing is tight"?????? Sorry do not know what you refer to.

                      The spindle the chuck is attached to; or, if you will, the shaft that leads from the motor/belt pulley down to the chuck. The spindle/shaft Is usually supported by one or two roller/ball bearings (or a big Oilite in cheaper units). If, over time, and/or hard use, ware increases the non-interference fit between bearing and spindle/shaft, it will cause the work to vibrate laterally to the tool pressed against the work. Setting up -- under the right conditions of load, feed-speed, tool pressure and angle, and RPM -- a resonate vibration that will evidence on the work as 'wavy' lines. Chattering. Change any one of the variables and you alter the amount of vibration. Tight bearings mitigate all this happy horse-****.

                      Loose bearings breed vibrations. Duh!

                      Don't make me come over there!

                      David
                      Last edited by He Who Shall Not Be Named; 12-03-2019, 06:28 AM.
                      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                      • #12
                        $69? Paid about that for this one. Almost thirty years ago mind.



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                        DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Subculture View Post
                          $69? Paid about that for this one. Almost thirty years ago mind.



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                          You're killing me, Andy! What a beauty! As long as you can still tighten the gibs who cares how shop worn that best is.

                          David
                          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                          • #14
                            Only the cross feed screw had any appreciable wear, as the machine was primarily used for facing operations. A machine like this will last for generations in a home workshop.
                            DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for ALL the tips. Without taking apart a drill, how do you check for tight bearings?

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