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spit.fire
03-28-2014, 08:05 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/29/pu4arygy.jpg


Couldn't find a stupid adapter

hillegom
03-28-2014, 08:10 PM
lol
Nice to have a lathe, wish I had one :biggrin:
Good thinking on your part

gqlmao
03-28-2014, 08:30 PM
That is smart, imagine how many of those you can make from a 8 footer. Sell them back out for what home depot charges and you got a money maker :P

Magickiwi
03-28-2014, 10:45 PM
That is smart, imagine how many of those you can make from a 8 footer. Sell them back out for what home depot charges and you got a money maker :P

After materials, time, electricity, marketing and distribution costs, etc. it'll only end up costing him two or three dollars each even after he sells them ;)

spit.fire
03-28-2014, 11:21 PM
After materials, time, electricity, marketing and distribution costs, etc. it'll only end up costing him two or three dollars each even after he sells them ;)


Lol yup, to make money I'd have to sell them for close to 8$ea

spit.fire
03-28-2014, 11:30 PM
Metric to imperial adapter

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/29/7apazyzy.jpg

hillegom
03-29-2014, 03:55 AM
:cheer2:

gregzz4
03-29-2014, 05:06 AM
Who cares what it cost you Tyler ( in the small dollar scheme of things )
You made what you needed and carried on

Great job with the lathe bud :smile:

Scythanith
03-29-2014, 03:45 PM
Are you not worried that it's too think and could burst or crack easily?

Vancouver Reefer
03-29-2014, 06:36 PM
I miss my old place of work with a full machine shop :(


It only took 2 min to whip up a bespoke part, now it takes me months of online searching.

spit.fire
03-29-2014, 07:01 PM
Are you not worried that it's too think and could burst or crack easily?


No

spit.fire
03-29-2014, 07:04 PM
I miss my old place of work with a full machine shop :(


It only took 2 min to whip up a bespoke part, now it takes me months of online searching.


The lathe is in the "machining room" of a shop I was a foreman at a few years ago, I have full access to the lathe, milling machine, and cnc plasma table

StirCrazy
03-29-2014, 10:50 PM
After materials, time, electricity, marketing and distribution costs, etc. it'll only end up costing him two or three dollars each even after he sells them ;)

only if he values his own time at $1.00/hour. never cheeper doing them by hand than when they are done automated by bulk.

Steve

Magickiwi
03-31-2014, 08:37 PM
only if he values his own time at $1.00/hour. never cheeper doing them by hand than when they are done automated by bulk.

Steve

Yes... That was my point...

Maverick00
03-31-2014, 09:39 PM
Wish i had access to one so i can tinker, nice work!

Magickiwi
03-31-2014, 09:49 PM
Wish i had access to one so i can tinker, nice work!

You can get a home bench top lathe for around $900 from Busy Bee tools. It won't have the tolerances to make engine parts or anything requiring tolerances tighter than +/- 1mil but they are fun to tinker on. You can make boxes, candlesticks, fittings, etc.

spit.fire
04-01-2014, 01:41 AM
You can get a home bench top lathe for around $900 from Busy Bee tools. It won't have the tolerances to make engine parts or anything requiring tolerances tighter than +/- 1mil but they are fun to tinker on. You can make boxes, candlesticks, fittings, etc.
general has a better one for 2000$ that is umm, a tiny bit bigger than a bench top lathe

Maverick00
04-08-2014, 08:52 AM
You can get a home bench top lathe for around $900 from Busy Bee tools. It won't have the tolerances to make engine parts or anything requiring tolerances tighter than +/- 1mil but they are fun to tinker on. You can make boxes, candlesticks, fittings, etc.

Are they that cheap? I priced some out a few years ago and thought they were well over 1000. Ill have to take another look at them, they would be so much fun to play around on.

Magickiwi
04-08-2014, 03:24 PM
Are they that cheap? I priced some out a few years ago and thought they were well over 1000. Ill have to take another look at them, they would be so much fun to play around on.

http://www.busybeetools.com/products/LATHE-METAL-MINI-7IN.-X12IN.-CRAFTEX-CX-CSA.html

I'm seriously considering getting one myself.

BMW Rider
04-08-2014, 04:37 PM
In my home workshop I have one of these

http://www.busybeetools.com/product_images/26/5226/CX701_zoom.jpg
http://www.busybeetools.com/products/METAL-LATHE-12IN.-X28IN.-WITH-DIGITAL-READOUT.html

and one of these

http://www.busybeetools.com/product_images/83/5283/CX601_zoom.jpg
http://www.busybeetools.com/products/MILLING-MACHINE-WITH-DIGITAL-READOUT.html

I've made a few aquarium related custom items.

Maverick00
04-09-2014, 10:40 PM
http://www.busybeetools.com/products/LATHE-METAL-MINI-7IN.-X12IN.-CRAFTEX-CX-CSA.html

I'm seriously considering getting one myself.

That is awesome! only 75lbs too which would be nice and easy to move around in the garage. The size is sure deceiving with the white background in the pictures!