I beliieve the machiniet Magazine that is being refured to is Machinist's Workshop and The Home Shop Machinist. They are both published by Village Press,Traverse City, MI. I have been getting both for about 30 years
Stephan,i've been in contact with modern tool. canada. the sales rep quoted me between 12 and 16k for knee mills. i didn't ask about lathes yet. i see their website has quite a few new and used. i think they deal with commercial items mostly. quite expensive....
I have been thinking about your lathe choice predicament. In the other thread where you asked for advice, members suggested the Craftex CX701. Why not go for a lathe such as that one?
Thank you Paul, that is very kind of you to take the time and encourage and give helpful advice. you are so right. I even looked at the local metal supply shop to spec out the parts to build an engine hoist to do just as you suggested.
It looks like the 701 comes with a DRO and the 707 does not? I finally got together with my long time BFF who just got separated from wife and kids and he went over in great detail him building our home from scratch instead of buying a home, so that would be amazing. and coming up fast. I get the payout in 2 more days. pretty crazy wild unbelievable to imagine literally designing to suit.
I do not want to rain on your parade....
No worries Gordon. thank you for your exhortation, it is received very well. and no doubt good advice for most people. I'm quite different than most people. There is zero doubt I will be buying a great lathe and mill to put in my workshop, learn to use them, and build many things. I have a big list of things I want to make and throughout my life have done so many things and could have done them better and so much more if I had these machines long ago.
Sorry, but these are NOT the machines used by Blondihacks. She uses Precision Matthews models PM-1022V lathe and PM-25MV mill which are one size smaller than the PM-1127VF-LB and PM-30MV, which are similar to the CX-701 and Cx-601 respectively. While the PM machines are built on the same platform it appears that PM attempts to incorporate changes and upgrades to improve the performance of theirs, while BusyBee does not. You (perspective buyers) can study their differences on the dealer's respective websites. Also, Ensure the dealer offers a level of service that you are happy with. I've read that PM offers good customer service, although I have no firsthand experience with them. On the other hand, my experience with BusyBee, falls short in this department.As someone who bought the wrong lathe and really bought the wrong mill when I started out, I am in the position to tell you to phone Busy Bee and order the CX 701 lathe and CX 601 mill. I wish I could do so but just have to live with the choices I made before I knew anything. Get the power drive for the mill and DRO’s for both and you will have a dream setup for a home hobby shop. If you want to see them in action watch the Blondihacks series on You Tube. Those are the machines that she uses. If you decide that machining is not for you there will be a lineup to buy them.