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    Now a real Lego lathe would have a motorized head, leadscrew, and gearing in the headstock. Probably a whole lot of Lego Technic parts could help make that happen...


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    Currently trying to come up with a design for a motorized hbm. Here's all my machines.

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    What, no compound rest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floradawg View Post
    What, no compound rest?
    On some of the smaller lathes, sacrificing the compound for rigidity is often a thing, at least temporarily. You don't always need the compound, so a solid block in it's place works for some operations.

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    I was joking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floradawg View Post
    I was joking.
    While I was also joking, it is also true. I play with the 7x mini-lathes and some of the folks who also play with them do in fact replace the compound with a solid block. I've also seen some model lathes that have all the goodies you'd want on a real lathe. Staying true to the Lego stock would make that a bit more difficult, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schor View Post
    Currently trying to come up with a design for a motorized hbm. Here's all my machines.

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    That whole groups is cool! Personally, I'm working on having a full shop of real benchtop machines, but my kids outgrew Lego a long time ago, and when the Lego Technics stuff came in, I didn't have any excuse to get into it.

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