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    Half dead center for the mini lathe - video

    Half dead center for the mini lathe. By Artisan Makes. 4:28 video:


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    Oh that's a good idea. I had never thought of that before. I need to make one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova_robotics View Post
    Oh that's a good idea. I had never thought of that before. I need to make one of those.
    You need to go read some of the old books on lathe work. They were very common once upon a time. Before my time, too, mind you, but I've been reading in some of those old books for over a dozen years now. Still have a bunch to read, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WmRMeyers View Post
    You need to go read some of the old books on lathe work. They were very common once upon a time. Before my time, too, mind you, but I've been reading in some of those old books for over a dozen years now. Still have a bunch to read, too.

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    Oh yeah I'm just learning. I don't for a second claim to know what the hell I'm doing. I'd love to find an encyclopedia of old timer tricks. I feel like CNC is wiping out a huge amount of valuable tribal machining knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova_robotics View Post
    Oh yeah I'm just learning. I don't for a second claim to know what the hell I'm doing. I'd love to find an encyclopedia of old timer tricks. I feel like CNC is wiping out a huge amount of valuable tribal machining knowledge.
    Go to archive.org, and search machinery, machinist, machine tool, lathe, mill, etc. Check out the Hill kinks books, and kinks by itself. Colvin, Burghardt, Popular Mechanics (both their shop hints and a lot of the magazines are there) and you'll find more names to look for as you find related books and magazines. Machinery will get you old copies of the Machinist's Handbook, and the magazine that spawned it. If you need to narrow the search down a bit, try the American Library. Also, check out Folkscanomy. Also Joshua Rose, metal work, and I'm sure you can find other search terms on your own. I've got somewhere around a terabyte of data on my computer, much of it from archive.org. Also, check out the old books at Google Books. A lot of the old out of copyright textbooks from libraries were scanned by Google, and the ones that haven't been reprinted, are also (and sometimes exclusively) there, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WmRMeyers View Post
    I've got somewhere around a terabyte of data on my computer
    You and me both buddy. It helps if you rename it something like "Tax Receipts" that way the ball and chain won't find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova_robotics View Post
    You and me both buddy. It helps if you rename it something like "Tax Receipts" that way the ball and chain won't find it.
    I don't have to worry about that. SWMBO encourages me. One day, when I was moaning about how hard a time I was having re-learning how to use my Mini-Lathe, she said "Why don't you take another class?"

    Been taking that class, very part-time, for nearly 7 years now. It ends this semester because they're changing the format, but I've only got about a dozen lessons/projects left under the old format left, and I've done many a private project on my own, too.

    My folders are titled Electronician and Mechanician, terms used in some of those old books that delighted me.

    So I'm easily amused. It keeps me out of the bars at night and is a permitted activity!

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