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Old 01-16-2018, 05:03 PM   #601
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Default Buying equipment

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Good luck setting up shop.
My personal experience with the cheap chinese lathes does not compare to what others have gone through.
Some have bought and had no trouble.
Mine on the other hand I have come to regard as a "Kit" lathe. Much to try to improve or correct. My 7 x 12 mini is slowly coming around to be a usable lathe. There is a lot of information out there. You tube you cannot always take as gospel. Some on the forums are the same among the truly knowledgeable.

If you buy used you may be buying others worn out or broken stuff. I would try to take a long a knowledgeable person to inspect with you so you will know what the true condition is. Older machines may not have any repair parts available

Some of my experience on you tube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8l...9hjDEgUq3cl4mw


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Taking the tank further with lid and the start of the piping, just to show things are still slowing moving forward while being interupted by work committments.







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Default The on going battle with mess - computer moved to wall mount

In a bid to try and sort some space I thought I would get the computer up on the wall. This might be of use to someone out there. :-)


The mess to be dealt with ...


Slowly winning on that front and making room for next steps.


Stage 1: Cut out some 6mm steel flat and shaped to this triangle. Front plate is clearance hole drilled 6.5mm and the back plate is tapped M6. With three M6 cap screws in place this is should be able to clamp on like a "really strong clampy thing" (alternative phrases failed the census checks)


Hand holding the vertical bracket before welding.


The result all welded up and on the wall. Clamped good and solid as well. The bracket is also painted with rust preventing black paint.


Ta da! Success. With some bench space reclaimed!


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