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Manual Lathe Survey

Sep 16, 2011   //   by   //   Beginner, Blog, Manual, Techniques  //  No Comments

It’s time for a survey. Let us know what size manual lathe you use most often (swing and distance between centers, plus spindle bore optionally).

What size manual lathe do you use most often?
Click Here for the Survey or to See Results…

Wondering How a Manual Machinist Can Learn to Use CNC Quickly?

Jun 30, 2011   //   by   //   Beginner, Blog, Manual, Software, Techniques  //  No Comments

If you’re a manual machinist, you’ve probably wondered about CNC. Maybe you’ve heard others talking about how CNC is only good for producing lots of copies of the same part, and prototyping is much faster on a manual machine. That just isn’t true! In fact, once you get the hang of it, you can make…

QCTP Boring Bar Holders

Sep 24, 2010   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, CNC Projects, Manual, Techniques  //  No Comments

I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many boring bars. If nothing else, this is an application where rigidity is always a problem as you reach down a hole with that long skinny boring bar. Shorter bars and fatter bars are more rigid, but they don’t work for every case. So you…

Making a Lathe Compound from Scratch

May 30, 2010   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, CNC Projects, Manual, Techniques  //  No Comments

This was an enjoyable video I came across:
I might follow a similar approach to make a gang slide for my Lathemaster 9×30.…



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