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Old 12-08-2015, 02:33 AM   #1
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Hi..

Im John, from Bendigo,Australia.

After lurking for ages I thought it maybe time to introduce my self.

I have little knowledge of machining, just cnc Chinese flat bed router and a little experience
with a hobbymat md65 lathe and mill combo witch I had 35 yrs ago. It proved too expensive for me at the time
so I sold it on. At the moment I have a Sieg x2.7 mill which I bought because of a price jump about to happen
down here.Now its time to save for a lathe.
I'm thinking of a Sieg sc4 or a Titan TL210V.The Titan only 400mm between centers.
The sc4 is $1799
The TL210V is $1390 but comes with.

3 Jaw 100mm chuck self centering with reverse jaws

4 Jaw 100mm independent chuck

MT3 Dead Center

MT2 Dead Center

Fixed &Travelling Steadies

Most of these are not included with the sc4.

If anyone has knowledge of the Titan I would be grateful to hear about it as reviews for it seem to be
non existent.

My interests include IC engines, My ordinary little hit and miss by Rudy is a beautiful example of what
I would eventually be able to make.
Also Electronic Dividing Head by Chuck Fellows as I would like to make my own gears sooner or later.
Cheers.
John


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Old 12-08-2015, 02:43 AM   #2
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Welcome John, I like your home town of Bendigo, a lot of history and old buildings from the gold rush days. I also want to make an electronic dividing head one day, gears are easy to make, but would be a lot easier to do the divisions electronically. There have been some great posts on how to do it on the forum.

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Hello John ...clem in tassie
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Welcome from Perth John. As Swifty says, making gears is relatively simple as long as you have something capable of doing the divisions, electronics is not required although makes it a bit easier. However you make them, there is a huge amount of satisfaction once you successfully make a set.
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Welcome aboard John. Like you, I am on a large learning curve over the last 4 years. I am 85 years old this month, no training in lathe or mill work and am self taught. I have a 9x20 lathe which I consider is way above a lot of lathes.It is virtually a miniature professional lathe, everything is adjustable. A lot can be learnt about this lathe from Steve Bedair's 9 x 20 web site. Also just bought an Optimum BF16 mill and fitting DRO's to it. I live in Koroit near Warrnambool. I would be happy to help any way possible. Enjoy yopur time with HMEM as I have done for many years.
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Hi John,i bought the SC4 from Melbourne tool or Aussie store melbourne
stock them.Would highly recommend it.You do get a lot with it and i did bargain them to include cutting tools and a keyless chuck for the same with a free faceplt.Bought a 4 jaw chuck as an extra.the fixed and travelling steadilies i can live without as i have never used them.Lookup Aussie srtores website they are good to deal with.I have also done a thread under Bazmak
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Hello John, The lathe I bought is a SM 0920 A from Asset Plant in Melbourne. I originally looked at an SC4 but price was too dear. My lathe is $1395 with nearly all the accessories you need. The stand out feature I find to be a delight to use is the tool less lock on the tail stock.I have never regretted owning this machine.
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Thanks for all the good will.

Paul the area is is quite historic and I have found a little gold ..very little
which I used up as a sacrificial anode for gold plating.

Yes Barry that's where I got the mill from and the sc4 is so far my first choice, although
I will checkout the SM 0920 from Asset Plant before I make decision.
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