Hello from Montreal Quebec

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  1. Apr 9, 2017 #1

    OpenRoad

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    Hello Everybody!!! REALLY ENTHUSIASTIC NEWBIE HERE!!

    I am a metal engraver and motorcycle lover and have always wanted to get into machining. I'm on the broke side so the $$$ has always held me back. I finally got my hands on a lathe. It is old-ish, banged up (wasn't running until yesterday) but I could afford it so I took it. I plan on fixing it up and acquiring all the tooling as I go along.

    Excited to get started and ask all the questions and gain all the knowledge.:thumbup:
     
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  2. Apr 10, 2017 #2

    Herbiev

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    Welcome to the club. Heaps of help here to get you started.
     
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    OpenRoad

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    Thank you very much for the welcome! I'm looking for a beginner lathe project to get started and see what other repairs I need to do to the lathe to make it run smooth and true. If you can help point me in the right direction would be much appreciated.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2017 #4

    dalem9

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    Welcome ,you will find lots of help here .
     
  5. Apr 10, 2017 #5

    wherediditgo

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    Hello OpenRoad what kind of lathe is it?
     
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    OpenRoad

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    It is a Craftex Mini Lathe 7 x 8 B1979C. I just got it running and now I'm taking it apart, cleaning it up and adding grease.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2017 #7

    Michel_Mike_Chaput

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    Hi Open Road,
    I am also a newbie here, Welcome !
     
  8. Aug 5, 2017 #8

    deeferdog

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    Welcome to the forum. Any pictures of the lathe?
     

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