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It was all looking fine up until that one picture. Do all you Texans work naked in the heat? Yik
Never heard of strapless T-shirts?

Nope. I’ve never heard of strapless T shirts. Have you seen the other half of the picture?

Can’t say I did. Do I want to see it?

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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LOL. No.

 

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Does the lathe come with a four jaw chuck? They do come in handy at times as well as a dial indicator on a magnetic base.

Yes a 4 jaw chuck comes with and the dial indicator on a magnetic base will come too.

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Ig you are in the Dallas area, you should stop by CDC Surplus in Richardson. They sell lots of quality tooling (a lot comes from local aerospace companies) for very affordable prices. They are closed Sunday and Monday and at at 3:00 on Saturdays. There is also a Harbor Freight a couple of blocks away.

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Don’t forget to forgive yourself when you screw up. I usually start with “Oops, $H!T” and then move on to more profound polysyllabic expletives before running down and turning philosophical. In the end you still just have to go on. A cookie helps.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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And remember to always leave the key in the chuck before starting the motor (but after writing me into your will) J) Flying chuck keys can be and eye-opening, trouser browning experience.

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And remember to always leave the key in the chuck before starting the motor (but after writing me into your will) J) Flying chuck keys can be and eye-opening, trouser browning experience.

Meh, it’s a pretty low power lathe, it wouldn’t kill him, just hurt him. Which would be detrimental to your inheritance. :bigsmile:

My 1hp lathe deposited mine helpfully, but loudly, into the chip pan the couple of times I made that mistake.

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My 1hp lathe deposited mine helpfully, but loudly, into the chip pan the couple of times I made that mistake.

My friend’s little Harbor Freight lathe deposited his into the sheetrock wall the first time, through the window the second time, and a square ricochet into his nads the third time… some people have a hard time learnin’… A hunk of metal bouncin’ off his dangly bits seems to have improved his lathe hygiene… or he’s too embarrassed to mention any later Flying Chuck Keys of Dooooom… Speaking of which, always wear loose fitting clothing and a necktie before operating a lathe… but after writing me into your will. Somewhere out there is a video of some idiot being decapitated by a spiffy necktie caught in a big mill.

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And remember to always leave the key in the chuck before starting the motor (but after writing me into your will) J) Flying chuck keys can be and eye-opening, trouser browning experience.

Maybe get yourself a springloaded key that you can’t leave in the chuck Star
Not wearing rings prevents your fingers left in the chuck.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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A sturdy wood table is very capable to hold that lathe. I had my first Milling Machine on a wood table,(A 1961 stand-less Knee-Mill) the machine weighted over 500 Lbs. The legs were 4x4"s, the frame was 2x6", and top was 2x8"s. Looking forward to watching you work your magic on the new lathe with the MagLites and anything you build. :)

I know a guy that built a 5'x10' flatbed cnc router table out of wood and it was accurate as hell too.

Nice work Justin!

You really need to start a whiskey fund. It will help sooth the nerves as you learn what not to do. Above all - HAVE FUN....I admire your abilities!

It's the simple things that we take for granted that cost us the most

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08/03/15 - Now there's a little more light in the work shop.

 

The lathe should arrive Thursday before Noon Central time.

Other parts are coming daily. It's getting even more exciting every day.

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i hope someone makes a movie of ‘lil justin jumping around when the lathe is delivered Smile

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M4D M4X wrote:
i hope someone makes a movie of 'lil justin jumping around when the lathe is delivered :)

That will be his wife jumping around because she will not have to hear Justin complain about finding things to do! LOL

Plus she gets the remote back for the TV Smile

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Don’t forget the safety glasses in all the excitement Wink

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Looking forward to seeing you work your magic with the new machine. Beer

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Old-Lumens wrote:

08/03/15 – Now there’s a little more light in the work shop.

Photo caption: Not only can I hang the light from that monster, but maybe the wife too!

Other parts are coming daily. It’s getting even more exciting every day.

After shirtless pics and somebody wants a picture of “lil Justin” dancing around … did I miss where this thread was renamed?

Fifty Shades of Justin: Rebel with a Lathe Shocked

EDIT: wow, and those more recent posts just continue the theme …

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Almost everyone had done or will do this- but not everyone will admit it.

Some guys use one of those brightly colored coiled plastic wrist-band keyrings to hold the chuck key; the far end is tied to something where you have to stretch it to use it. Helps remind you to remove it, is more visible, and for me at least solves the perpetual problem of “Where did I put that $%^& thing?” which in total takes more shop hours than the work does.

Also remember to tighten all chuck holes then go round once more. 3 single jaw tightens does mischief with a 4 jaw chuck, and the habit of going round twice ensures you can never miss a jaw. I learned these things a little too late.

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How is it getting from the pallet up onto the bench?

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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Looking great OL! Congreats! Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

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Good observation Scott, by having the bench in place (with shelves and stuff at the end and boxes for tools attached) it will make it very difficult to lift several hundred pounds of lathe into position. Limit’s it to 2 people, and the boxes on the end of the bench will compromise that persons position. (similarly, any hooks or nails on the other end may well gouge someone)

Not trying to be critical, just making an observation based on years and years of carrying heavy items.

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How is it getting from the pallet up onto the bench?
Don't know yet. Haven't figured it out. Progably will have to rent an engine puller and have a guy drop it off. Don't want to use people. People can drop things and Murphy is usually on the heavy end.Tongue Out

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DB Custom wrote:
Good observation Scott, by having the bench in place (with shelves and stuff at the end and boxes for tools attached) it will make it very difficult to lift several hundred pounds of lathe into position.
Unfortunately, there is only one place the bench can be and it's a bad place, because the area is narrow and it is higher than the "floor", because the area for cars is slanted at an angle and the only areas that are flat, are on the edges. The only other way would be to have the bench out, load the lathe and then pick it all up and that would be over 500# and still no more than 2 people, because it still has to go against the wall. No good solution has come up yet.

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I love modding, but I don't have much use at all for flashlights in general.
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I have a chain hoist bolted on my ceiling to lift stuff between 150-800lbs. It was cheap and has been useful on multiple occasions. If you have it mounted on a bar you can get some side to side shift out of it.

Like this

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Kloepper Knife Works wrote:
I have a chain hoist bolted on my ceiling to lift stuff between 150-800lbs. It was cheap and has been useful on multiple occasions. If you have it mounted on a bar you can get some side to side shift out of it.

Like this
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Nice rig
I have something similar but not as nice.

Is that knot in the wood going to weaken that beam?

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Does anybody have any recommendations for parting tools? They would be handy for cutting off pieces, and maybe cutting cooling fins.

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Was thinking of something like This to lift the pallet or lift the lathe from the pallet to bench height. I’ve used other types to lift garage door and deck beams weighing 60lbs a running foot into place. They make midget ones for lifting wall cabinets as well. I’ll be using both large and small hoists in the next month and swear by them. Rental companies let them by the 1/2day, 3 day, week. Have some 4’ 4×4’s on hand to set the pallet on at deliver so the jack wheels can slip under the pallet.

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dchomak wrote:
Kloepper Knife Works wrote:
I have a chain hoist bolted on my ceiling to lift stuff between 150-800lbs. It was cheap and has been useful on multiple occasions. If you have it mounted on a bar you can get some side to side shift out of it.

Like this

Nice rig
I have something similar but not as nice.

Is that knot in the wood going to weaken that beam?

Possibly a bit, but it’s not actually mounted at that spot anymore, so a bit of a moot point. What may be hard to see is just how close to the end of the boards it’s mounted. In the spot in the picture it has lifted my lathe, manual mill, and 60 gallon compressor without issue.

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Last weekend a friend of mine moved his Grizzly mill/lathe (600+lbs) using a engine hoist. They almost dropped it when one of the chain hooks came loose. No fun at all moving these beasties.

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Old-Lumens, you dont look that old yourself :D!

Anyway, Im amazed at how it turned out, people here are really crazy, in a good sense!

I dont know what else to say, just, you know, make lights or something :D?

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