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Old 07-04-2009, 03:22 PM   #1
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many of you know I have been around for awhile, drooling over builds and all your tools and work.
today I can finally start my journey into this hobby!

look what I picked up for 250 canadian.





the fellow I picked it up from was very kind and helpful, he was very pleased to see someone younger take interest in woodwork and metal work, (for those that dont know I am 1.
he has a awesome woodwork shop!!


if anyone has anything that works with the taig that they want to sell off please let me know

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Old 07-04-2009, 03:25 PM   #2
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Ah, man, I'm jealous. Congrats!


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many of you know I have been around for awhile, drooling over builds and all your tools and work.
today I can finally start my journey into this hobby!

look what I picked up for 250 canadian.
Good deal. You'll like that chuck. Use one of my AA109. Spins true and the soft jaws are good for holding pieces accurately. I see it came with a spare set of jaws, Their easy to make and you will be soon enough. Down side is the soft jaws dont have a tight grip, to aggressive of a cut will cause the stock to spin in the chuck.

Nice little machine, you'll get lots of good service from it, now go make chips
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Old 07-04-2009, 04:02 PM   #4
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Excellent!
Get to know the machine's personality and its adjustments.
Keep the thread going with what you find and your questions.
We're all learning here and the help is priceless.
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:03 PM   #5
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Good going Speedy, that will give you lots of enjoyment. Bought my first lathe when I was 18 but it was not as nice as yours. On lathe #9 now and a lathe is a tool I can't be without. I look forward to see what you build with it.

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Old 07-04-2009, 05:20 PM   #6
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thanks guys!
just went downstairs to get familiar with everything.
MAN that chuck is deceiving! it is very heavy! (I like!)

I know I will have lots of questions.

my first build will be a firecracker cannon (the cool factor, going to a family party and they will like it!)
firecracker goes in to the breech, then another one in the barrel upside down (wick towards breech) so when the breech goes off the firecracker in the barrel shoots in the air and blows up!

can anyone recommend tooling for that?
my lathe came with a blank but I dont know how to grind them yet and dont want to try until I have something for reference

I want the cannon to be like a deck gun. up down side to side. (anyone have plans?) not that they are needed, this will be a simple build no fancyness

okay lets see.

parting tool.
lh tool
drill bit for barrel

I was thinking of tapering it but I dont think im set up for that!

(when I begin I will make another thread, keep this for questions like zeeprogrammer suggested)
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:53 PM   #7
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The Book, "The Home Machinist's Handbook" by Briney has a ship's cannon in it. I've found the book pretty useful for me. Be careful of the charts in back though...there's at least one typo.

Didn't mean for you to limit questions to this thread (but you probably didn't mean that either).

Be careful!

I stopped playing with fireworks when a spark fell into a box of them. And that was after I was almost blinded by an M-80. (But I was younger then than you are know.)
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:03 PM   #8
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I have always been eyeing the book online.

the firecrackers I have here are fairly weak, the cannon is a good project for a starter and will probably end up as a shelf piece for the majority of its life (the firecrackers like the m80 and the smaller ones I have are not sold in canada)

since im new to this forum I am still trying to figure out the best way to tackle my own threads, I think I will make a separate one for this.

you guys will probably hear allot from me
my ultimate goal will be to join in on a team build for an IC engine!!!!
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the firecrackers I have here are fairly weak, the cannon is a good project for a starter
Just stay on the cautious side, if you decide to put a projectile into the cannon for fun, well a half golf ball size of black powder will move a large stump and all the rocks and pebbles around it. Neighbors get upset, guy with the badge comes along with the "Whatcha doing?"

Course at your age I'd (did) want to "test" it out. The reaming I got from folks, neighbors, fire dept, people I didn't even know, well, just be careful.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:36 PM   #10
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I assure you all that safety will be top priority.
and I have no interest going past the firepower of the small firecracker.

im sure after the family sees my work it will be put on my shelf and move onto another project. (start some of the webster 4 stroke parts)

its nice to see people care for safety and the well being of others! some forums I roam wouldn't even think to offer anything
im glade to be apart of this community!


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