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Thread: Lathe Gloat and Rant all in one...

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    Default Lathe Gloat and Rant all in one...

    I got a call from the shipping company. My DVRXP is at the shipping depot. Yay! I call me buddy that runs to Edmonton and back everyday. He's got no room. He can't go tomorrow. I call the shipping company. I can go to the depot until 10PM. I come home to get gear up to go and get it...starts to rain. I don't have a cap on my truck. It's REALLY raining. I can't get it tonight. I can't go tomorrow. The depot is close Saturday and Sunday. My buddy is going to get it Monday. ARRGGGHHHH!!!!

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    The waiting is the hardest part.
    Tom Petty
    J.P. Rap Mount Hope Ont.
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    "In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. Elwood P. Dowd

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    I am not sure how far the drive is for you but what about renting a van? HD rents out vans. Just a thought

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    Plastic Blue Tarp and cheap Bungie cords will get you through, some terry towels when it arrives home. Iffin' you can't wait.
    Bill "Hickory" Simpson

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    I'm prone to the knucklehead mistake born of impatience. I've waited three years for a DVR...I'll wait until Monday. Plus, the window to my computer room is leaking in this rainstorm. I have something else to keep my mind off my new toy!

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    Tom. I guess you were not aware of forum rules.....
    No pic= no gloat!
    No pic= it does not exist!!!!

    Have fun this weekend and be sure to post pics!!!

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    Chris, did your 1624 come in yet?

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    My DVRXP is home!


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    Tom,
    buddy, pal, friend with more & better tools than me who lives within a short drive of me.
    Just wondering if you've any interest in the Edmonton Turners Guild.
    This Thursday night at 7 PM at NAIT.
    It's a great bunch of guys & gals.
    Regardless, enjoy the new lathe.
    Salamat, Ingat

    Brian in Calgary

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    Hey Brian,

    I hope to come out to a meeting some time. It's tough for me to get out of town midweek though.

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    Now thats a gloat!!!!

    One thing I supprised about..... The quality of the castings are amazing. The Tailstock and banjo look like they belong to a lathe twice the size. It is a very well built lathe.

    Chris

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    I'm very pleased at how easy the banjo and tailstock slide, yet how securely they lock. I might have to go home at lunch and turn something!

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    That is a sweet lookin lathe but much, much, much too clean.

    Whata ya mean go home at lunch. Are you telling me you haven't even tried it out yet? That's a sin. After it's set up, you're allowed a 1 hour grace period but after that it should have shavings all over it.:p

    Nice gloat.
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    I hear ya, J.P. There is a reason why I didn't try it. When I got it all setup I couldn't find the headstock retaining rod, so my headstock wasn't locked in place. I found it this morning in the box in the back of my truck. Also, the Titan chuck that I got with it was covered with oil and I just couldn't bring myself to find the motivation to clean it off and install the jaws after wearing myselt out getting this nutbuster into the basement by myself. To add a third whiny little reason, I couldn't get my SN2 chuck off the Craftex Lathe. I huffed and puffed and couldn't do it. I even broke the wrench that came with the lathe trying. So, when I came home at lunch today, I was able to get the chuck off the insert, then get the insert off the spindle.

    Making a long story short, I chucked up a piece of Ash that I had laying about and turned it some. It's a big enough piece to try out my woodcut bowlsaver on a quick little coring. I could never use it before because I didn't have confidence that the tailstock was going to stay put on my old lathe. It probably would have, but I just didn't want to chance it.

    Sooooo....





    It's still taking shape as I had to get back to work and couldn't go all dusty. I'll refine it tonight. I originally chucked it with a woodworm screw, then turned a quick profile and put a tenon on the bottom. I rechucked it on the bottom tenon and did some measurements for coring. At this point, I was REALLY late fore work and rechucked it again because the profile was bad....now I was just rushing so I could use the lathe. It was so smooth and such a pleasure that I couldn't leave. I quit when my gouge got dull....it's a pretty sweet lathe!

    Tom
    Last edited by mot; 05-08-2007 at 10:19 PM.

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    MUCH BETTER!
    Now it looks like a real lathe.
    Sweet!
    J.P. Rap Mount Hope Ont.
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    "In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. Elwood P. Dowd

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