Monday, March 28, 2011

The Lathe

I got this little Craftsman/Atlas 12" x 36" lathe a few years ago and am just now setting it up. I tried turning some little brass chunks I have laying around and broke a few cutters.. I guess practice is in order., I was able to turn the piece down and part it, take it to size but think the lathe has a bit of spring in it. I have abase for it and will have it in it's permanent position in the next week ( once the ProtoBot base is complete and out of the way.)

I have a spinning attachment, milling attachment, all sorts of dogs, assymetrical turning devices, a back blate, two three jaw chucks and a four jaw chuck. I am looking for a collet chuck and a better milling attachment.

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