My lathe and mill

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CapnMatter
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My lathe and mill

Post by CapnMatter » Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:23 pm

Hello! I live near Springfield, Missouri. Years ago I asked the, quite frankly, stupid question of building a locomotive without machine shop tools. I've grown since then, and last year I bought a lathe off Craigslist. A Barnes No. 13.
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I've done some little practice pieces on it but nothing I'd like to share (atleast not yet).

And finally, it just arrived last week, I've bought an Armor Mill
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I'm still debating with myself what scale/gauge to work with regarding train stuff, but while I still sort that out I've got some other projects in mind to do for practice.

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Re: My lathe and mill

Post by curtis cutter » Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:25 pm

After a few years of ownership, I still make a lot of direct recycle finished products. :)
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Re: My lathe and mill

Post by Bill Shields » Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:09 pm

Start small

Not taxing on smaller machines or wallet.

Big and unfinished is not necessarily better than small and running
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: My lathe and mill

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:18 pm

Oh look! A vertical mill masquerading as a horizontal one. :D
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CapnMatter
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Re: My lathe and mill

Post by CapnMatter » Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:54 pm

BigDumbDinosaur wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:18 pm
Oh look! A vertical mill masquerading as a horizontal one. :D
It's actually a combination vertical and horizontal mill! I can swing the top half around to turn it into a horizontal mill. Albeit unfortunately the horizontal mill part of it needs work, its missing parts and the only thing still on it that's 3 phase. The vertical mill part and automatic feed work and have been converted to 120v. In the future I hope to work towards getting the horizontal mill part of it working again.

CapnMatter
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Re: My lathe and mill

Post by CapnMatter » Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:54 pm

Oh wait, I get the joke now :oops:
Finally have a lathe and mill, time to decide what to build.

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Re: My lathe and mill

Post by neanderman » Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:30 am

CapnMatter wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:54 pm
Oh wait, I get the joke now :oops:
:D We can be quick witted here, at times!

Welcome aboard!
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Re: My lathe and mill

Post by neanderman » Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:37 am

CapnMatter wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:54 pm
...its missing parts and the only thing still on it that's 3 phase...
That's easily fixed with a VFD.
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