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Harbor Freight 12X36 (not CNC)
« on: July 31, 2010, 07:52:39 PM »
Work on the mill got put off another day, because I had an opportunity to get a small lathe. I didn't really want a small bench lathe, but the price was right, it was practically brand new, and it was a whole lot better than the other lathe I don't have. Oh well, "carpe diem" as they say. I did see a few sprinkles of aluminum chips, some carbide tipped tooling that had been sharpened wrong, and a couple other "tell tale" signs that somebody obviously didn't know what they were doing, and lost interest in a New York minute. The date says 2002, but the grease from the factory is still covering everything, and lots of stuff still has the rice paper around it. Not even a scratch on the back splash. If it turns out to be a halfway decent lathe, I might CNC it in the distant future. I see Ron Ginger has already converted one, and Rich done the Atlas. Now I know who to ask for any questions I might have.  ;D
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Re: Harbor Freight 12X36 (not CNC)
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 10:51:11 PM »
12" by 36". Nothing wrong with that. Sometimes I wish I had a smaller one, Not what the wife says though. LOL.
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Re: Harbor Freight 12X36 (not CNC)
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 02:38:19 AM »
As long as you use it to make bits for the Duke then that's OK with me  ;D

Nice buy Sam.

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