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by PhooBar
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?
Replies: 34
Views: 11983

Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

No, none of those things occurred to me. Do you think they would help? Steve, I had the same kind of problems with my Printrbot Ask around and see if you have a Makerspace in your area. There are usually several 3D experts in their membership. Check out your local High School as well. Some of them ...
by PhooBar
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 1st Post and ofc it's a "What the @%#&! is this" thread.
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: 1st Post and ofc it's a "What the @%#&! is this" thread.

The only task that I can think of for a stand like this (at least in my garage) would be to grind flaking and pitted chrome off of old motorcycle fork tubes. It's not high precision work, so a cleaned up and reasonably true spinning stand will do just fine. I'll have a go at lapping the flat surface...
by PhooBar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 1st Post and ofc it's a "What the @%#&! is this" thread.
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: 1st Post and ofc it's a "What the @%#&! is this" thread.

Thanks for the fast response, gents.
Nice to know I've come to the right place.

I'm real patient with such things, pete & John.
Unfortunately, I'm also real slow. I'll try to post some pics after I've got it cleaned up a bit and we'll see how it goes.
by PhooBar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 1st Post and ofc it's a "What the @%#&! is this" thread.
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

1st Post and ofc it's a "What the @%#&! is this" thread.

Greetings, forumites. I am a compulsive restorer of horrible old machines. Abandoned British motorcycles mostly but any rusty machine tool is fair game to occupy my OCD. I have previously restored a Delta radial arm drill, Atlas lathe and dozens of abused and forgotten power tools. So... When I saw ...