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Old 11th September 2017, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by ttdave
any chance a fellow firestorm fan could maybe purchase products of your expertise?
what is it your looking made? im sure if the wee lathe can manage id be happy to

iv a few flywheels on the go atm...fecking nightmare to cut but getting there.
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Old 11th September 2017, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by pedrosixfour
Any tips or good sources of info you can recommend Fabiostar?

We got a small single phase oldie (but goodie) lathe dropped into work a year or so ago.

I've used it a couple of times now and it's gotten me out of some serious holes since I decided to make use of it. But I'm really not clued in enough to make the most if it.
dont buy cheap shitty tools. spend the money on good indexed carbide tools and they will last. if you are new to lathes youtube is your friend with regards working them...and as my aul man that trained me years ago said..you can machine it off but you cant stick it back on boy..
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Old 11th September 2017, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by allsorts&oddjobs
Thanks, will look into that, id be a bit worried about buying unseen tho, any good sites to use or are we talking evilbay?
i went onto facecake and joined a few of the myford and drummond lathe groups.. what i didnt realise was, the guys big into them really are a breed of people not unlike people who like bikes.

i bought mine from a facecake site just having seen a picture of it.
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Old 11th September 2017, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by fabiostar
dont buy cheap shitty tools. spend the money on good indexed carbide tools and they will last. if you are new to lathes youtube is your friend with regards working them...and as my aul man that trained me years ago said..you can machine it off but you cant stick it back on boy..
Cheers dude.

There seems to be a plethora of cutting, boring and finishing tools, stuff collected over a lifetime, all ready to go with the lathe and a bit of know-how.

I'll certainly have a look for some on-line tutorials.
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Old 11th September 2017, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by fabiostar
i went onto facecake and joined a few of the myford and drummond lathe groups.. what i didnt realise was, the guys big into them really are a breed of people not unlike people who like bikes.

i bought mine from a facecake site just having seen a picture of it.
Ok thats great, thanks mate
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