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Lathe work, non 3d
show user profile  Error404
Well, like many of us, I spend time away from work doing my own thing. My thing is metal working, and I just picked up a small lathe (very small, I'll need to be upgrading in a few years for sure!!) I've never used a lathe before, so I'm teaching myself.

So far I've made 2 parts, one is a "pin" for my tube bender (it holds the dies in place, the pin is stainless steel I think) and the 2nd is a simple oil dish that I can keep a small amount of oil in, and dip a brush in there and apply cutting oil to whatever I'm working on. It's heavy (solid steel) so it won't get knocked around or fall over easilly, and I have a cutout for a magnet to be inserted on the bottom (waiting for the magnet to arrive).

My table will be covered with steel plate when I'm finished with the table, for now it's just a wood top. So when it's steel, the magnetic oil dish will stick anywhere I place it.

I'll post more when I make more :) -

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12/2/2015 4:16:46 AM (last edit: 12/2/2015 4:20:57 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
There is currently nothing better than making something that involves physical objects...

Looking good man, just be careful with the turn.

-Marko Mandaric

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12/2/2015 4:55:56 AM (last edit: 12/2/2015 4:55:56 AM)
show user profile  ijzerman
Looks nice :) Must be nice to work on something non digital :)

Pushing buttons since "86
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12/2/2015 9:47:34 AM (last edit: 12/2/2015 9:47:34 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
The first pic, is some sort of bong right ?

Carefull with those lathes though, nothing worse than getting the beard/hair/loose sleeves caught in one of those things..

Terribly boring signature.
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12/2/2015 9:51:15 AM (last edit: 12/2/2015 9:51:15 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
Dude. Very cool.

- Portfolio-

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12/3/2015 12:49:50 AM (last edit: 12/3/2015 12:49:50 AM)
show user profile  nm8r
Why don't you make a top like this Lambda Top.

That's CNC machined but on your lathe it would be a fun project and a cool X-mas gift.

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12/6/2015 7:19:45 PM (last edit: 12/6/2015 7:21:36 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Making real things, by hand with real tools is much, much more impressive than any 3D work. I have nothing but respect for people who can shape matter into usable forms.

This is why I collect 100+ year old examples of engineering.

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12/6/2015 9:58:45 PM (last edit: 12/6/2015 9:58:45 PM)
show user profile  STRAT

i'd love a garage (or as we have in the Uk, a 'shed') to tinker in and build shit


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12/7/2015 1:10:41 PM (last edit: 12/7/2015 1:10:41 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt

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12/8/2015 10:46:07 AM (last edit: 12/8/2015 10:46:21 AM)
show user profile  Error404
made a small hammer out of aluminum today. Aluminum cuts nicely!

Still just playing around, no real measurements taken here, just getting more seat time with the lathe.

The handle threads into the head. I accidentally made the shoulder for the threads on the handle a bit shallow (that's what I get for eyeballing, time to start measuring, haha!) So I'll probably re-make the handle. And probably do some knurling on the handle too.

And so I could drill a hole in the hammer, I used that as excuse to make a jig for the drill press, it'll come in handy next time I need to drill into something round. I've made cruder jigs in the past to hold round objects, but this one is better. Here's the jig holding a roughly 4" diameter disk, works well even holding thin disks like this. -

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12/17/2015 1:37:43 AM (last edit: 12/17/2015 3:12:26 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
Next step... Thor Hammer.

-Marko Mandaric

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12/17/2015 1:43:34 AM (last edit: 12/17/2015 1:43:34 AM)
show user profile  gogodr

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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12/17/2015 2:50:54 AM (last edit: 12/17/2015 2:50:54 AM)
show user profile  Error404
Made a drain plug weld-on bung for the new rear axle on the old jeep

And got it welded on, the axle is upside down in this photo, the drain plug facing up. Also welded a short section of tube around the drain to shield it from getting hit on rocks. -

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1/2/2016 7:46:25 PM (last edit: 1/2/2016 7:48:06 PM)
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