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Looking young runs in the family. To me, I look 60 and that's my age, so it looks like what it is. To me, it's old enough. Average age expectancy in the family is 62-65.  Grandma was the only one to ever make it farther, but she was a mean old bird, LOL.

I hope you will be an exception, it would be a shame to wait 60 years for a lathe and then die just 2 years after you got one!
No worries, I will make sure to leave it to another BLF member in my will, so it continues on.Wink

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First lathe mod in the works, photos in the bottom of the OP.

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ORSM!

Bring on the lathe pron.

Seriously, though, thanks for inviting us along on the journey. I fear that I’m gonna learn enough to want one of these beasts.


 

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Hey there Old-Lumens. Thrilled you have all these new tools and machinery. Having been in the CNC machinery industry going on 25 years, I have accumulated a number of items that I think you may have a need for or may be helpful to have. I’d like to put a little care package together for you. I love your work and understand having the proper tool makes life easier especially the custom work. A gift from me to you if you will PM me your address to where I can send the package to. Love my custom Mag you did for me, friends are envious. Big Smile

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Magnets to hold it in place or a long pin(coat hanger) replacing the hinge pins?

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very cool justin!

i am jealous! Wink

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i do not work in "reviews, deals and codes" for the time being
maybe M4D M4X will return one day, but until then:

THANK YOU FOR YEARS OF YOUR SUPPORT AND FRIENDLY CONTACTS!

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How did the lathe get to be moved from the floor to the bench top — by O-L all by himself?

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How did the lathe get to be moved from the floor to the bench top — by O-L all by himself?

OL is constantly updating the OP with new info. How he did it “by himself” is outlined there Smile

(OL is appending all new info to the first post)

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Glad to see you got your lathe!

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Just watched your vids.. and it surely sounds like someone is having a great time....!!

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How did the lathe get to be moved from the floor to the bench top — by O-L all by himself?
OL is constantly updating the OP with new info. How he did it “by himself” is outlined there Smile
There is the lathe pic on the floor and the next pic is the lathe all installed on bench top. There is no intermediate pic or explanation.
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The cherry picker, Sam. Technically it’s an engine hoist, used for lifting the engine out of a car to replace it or rebuild it.

Justin didn’t film that part because he was afraid he would lose the lathe and didn’t want that memorialized if it killed it. Wink

He put straps around the lathe, hooked the straps to the bar on the hoist, then jacked it up with a hydraulic jack at the rear. The long bar lifted the lathe then Justin slid the bench he made underneath it. After lowering the lathe onto the bench, he removed the straps and the hoist. After bolting down the lathe to the bench, he used a pallet jack to drive the entire assembly into position. Again it’s a hydraulic jack operating a simple “fork lift” that you man power into position. The pallet jack is designed to lift a pallet off the ground high enough to then roll it around and move it. Usually used in warehouses and tractor trailers to maneuver pallets a short distance by hand.

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BLightSam wrote:
dchomak wrote:
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How did the lathe get to be moved from the floor to the bench top -- by O-L all by himself?
OL is constantly updating the OP with new info. How he did it "by himself" is outlined there Smile
There is the lathe pic on the floor and the next pic is the lathe all installed on bench top. There is no intermediate pic or explanation.

I believe the video shows it...in parts.

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These guys are right, it’s all in the video.
The video is a series of stills, spliced together as sort of a slideshow. That’s why I remembered them as pictures.
I hope OL doesn’t mind, here is a few captures from the video showing how it was done,



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dchomak wrote:
These guys are right, it’s all in the video. The video is a series of stills, spliced together as sort of a slideshow. That’s why I remembered them as pictures. I hope OL doesn’t mind, here is a few captures from the video showing how it was done,

Sweet!

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

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@dchomak - Thank you. I tend not to think about people not being able to see the vids. I need to take stills too, but I never seem to remember.

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The final setup looks very nice!

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@dchomak,

Using a cherry picker and 3 straps are managed in the middle answered my inquiry. Thanks.
(Firefox does not “like” flash video.)

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Has anyone, ever seen OL smile? I would like to see a picture of that. OL smiling with a kitten in his arms.

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I love modding, but I don't have much use at all for flashlights in general.
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Updated the OP again.

Should I select another format other than Flash?  Iframe? Shockwave? Windows Media? Realmedia?

I can choose any of those when I insert the video in the post.

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Old-Lumens wrote:

Updated the OP again.

Should I select another format other than Flash?  Iframe? Shockwave? Windows Media? Realmedia?

I can choose any of those when I insert the video in the post.

Facebook and Mozilla say Flash has serious security issues — that means you embed malwares/virus Smile If it’s no trouble Windows Media is preferred.
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BLightSam wrote:
Old-Lumens wrote:

Updated the OP again.

Should I select another format other than Flash?  Iframe? Shockwave? Windows Media? Realmedia?

I can choose any of those when I insert the video in the post.

Facebook and Mozilla say Flash has serious security issues -- that means you embed malwares/virus Smile If it's no trouble Windows Media is preferred.

I upload videos to youtube. Doesn't youtube convert them when they are uploaded? I have to find out about that. When I link here, is when the Flash format comes in, because it's the default format on this forum, in the drop down list, when adding a video via the advanced post format method.

Are others going to have a problem seeing Windows Media?, since so many do not use windows at all, or use tablets?

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Sounds like it’s time to join a hobby machinist forum. Maybe you’ll bring back some flashaholics. Smile

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No problem here, maybe a change of browser is in order. Or you can click the youtube button on the lower part of the video to go to youtube and view the html5 stream. It doesn’t matter OL how you upload them, Youtube converts them anyway to multiple formats for compatibility.

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Old-Lumens wrote:
When I link here, is when the Flash format comes in, because it’s the default format on this forum, in the drop down list, when adding a video vie the advanced post format method.
In that case it’s better to stay in the Flash format.
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Congrats my friend. You deserve it.

I can’t wait to see the creations that you make with this new rig.

RicFlair is on the air with blonde hair & pink underwear!! Whaoooooo!

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Just thought I would mention that I can watch your videos on my iPhone6 and Apple will not permit flash.

I really hesitated in posting this OL. My fear is that once you start modding your lathe, we will never see you again! :bigsmile:

There are some simple improvements here though that you may want to consider. This is a very entertaining video.

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I like the idea of a readily accessible bit shelf and indexing the tailstock but no how to’s on any of the more complex ideas. The cam locks seem like a good idea as well.

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I'm not really looking to mod much, but anything that makes loosening or tightening easier, like the change on the tailstock, is interesting. One of the very first things I will do, is to find new handles for the compound. The carriage wheel and Crossover wheel both have the type of handle with a thru bolt and the outer handle spins freely. The Compound rest handles are just solid, so if you want to turn the compound much at all, the handles come out and it's a pain to turn, so I want to find or make handles like the larger ones. I doubt I will do any mods, to turn it into a digital read out lathe, nor will I mount calipers, or dial indicators permanently, but you never know. I would like to mount an electronic stop switch in front of the carriage, so the machine would E-stop if the carriage were to get too close to the chuck. That I could see as a safety mod.

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