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RE: Mini Lathe Amateur, Episode 7, Cutting a Bevel

in #hobbies2 years ago

Very cool metal lathe. I have used a wood lathe with what is known as a coppykatter. If you are doing a lot of the same shape, you just lock in the prototype and use it as a guide to duplicate as many pieces as you need.
The metal you're turning on the lathe , is it aluminum?
Anything to do with tools I'm in, I really enjoyed the video.
The pieces you're making, what are they for.


Yes, the piece that I'm turning is aluminum. I'm making miniature railroad wheels for a scale model of a railroad car that I'm building. The car is a model of a narrow gauge caboose.
The lathe has a short bed so I'm limited on how long of a piece that I can work on, but other than that, it's a pretty nice lathe.

I can't wait to see the finished product.