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    A fantastic job of displaying the patterns! A great picture of Gingery's prose to pattern.

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    Hi Scorch, Nice lathe. Is it rigid what with the aluminium castings such as the tailstock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyleD View Post
    Hi Scorch, Nice lathe. Is it rigid what with the aluminium castings such as the tailstock?
    It is a light weight machine. I would not describe it as rigid but for light machining it does the job.

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    nice lathe... thanks.. you inspired me to build one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorch View Post
    It is a light weight machine. I would not describe it as rigid but for light machining it does the job.
    Thanks Scorch. There's a very interesting read found at Lathes.co.uk regarding prisoners in a WW2 POW camp making lathes (and other equipment) to get things done. You might find R. Bradley's lathe quite interesting.

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    DAMN - you actually DID it? I say this as someone who did the patterns and castings of the bed, footings, all 3 parts of the tool-holder (cross-slide, top-slide, compound), ball handles .... I think a few others....?....

    ...and then just needed a lathe, bought a Harbor Freight, and spent my time on upgrades - sigh.

    NICE job.

    (PS, if anyone wants those pieces, I'll send 'em for basically shipping cost.....)
    Cheers, Andrew

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    I have the hardcover of Gingery's first 7 books and I would really like to get started making all of them. It's good to see that it can be done. You did a great job!

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    The only thing stopping you is yourself. All of Uncle Dave's books have a wealth of information and you will learn something new in everyone. Start with the lathe and do not stop. They are all useful in the shop and at a fraction of what you pay for chinabult.
    Good luck, I watching.
    Nelson


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