Do Any Of You Gentlemen Own A Lathe And Know How To Use It?

Discussion in 'reloading/bullet casting' started by Grumpy, Feb 2, 2021.

  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    I need a very small part fabricated , a part that I can supply blue print data for,
    and anyone who knows how to use a latthe could make rather easily,
    basically an odd shaped stepped steel pin about 1/2" in diam and about 1" long
    I can supply all dimensions.
    too a tool junky like I am, (admittedly)
    this is frustrating, not having easy tool access,
    to the types of tools that make part fabrication very easy.
    I have the skills, knowledge, and experience,
    to do things like this, I just have not yet purchased a lathe!


    If I buy one it will be like this, as I can't see spending $600-$2500 on a small toy lathe that has very limited potential
    https://www.grizzly.com/products/shop-fox-gunsmith-lathe-with-stand/m1112

    https://www.grizzly.com/products/grizzly-14-x-40-gunsmith-lathe-with-2-spindle-bore/g0824

    but what I need done currently I can most likely accomplish using my mill and a FILE and a micrometer and get the part fabricated rather easily and well with-in proper specs
    yeah, I know buying a $6K lathe to fabricate a $15 MAX part is insane.. but not having a part you could easily fabricate in 15 minutes is rather frustrating to a tool junky
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2021
  2. 7d8ss

    7d8ss Member

    Grumpy, Being a retired machinist, I may be able to help.. I have a lathe and a mill in my garage. I see this post is a couple weeks old.. So you may have had someone else do it. If not, send me the dimensions or a print & I'll see what I can do.. My email is midoh@outlook.com I have an array of barstock so tell me what you need it made of & I'll see if I have it..
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2021
  3. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    THANK YOU!
    I will try to do that, its damn frustrating knowing both exactly how to do something
    that's ridiculously simple to do,
    and not having access to the tool you need to do something ,
    that you know would take you less than 15 minutes if you had access too the correct tooling.
    I have a decent mill, :Dbut I have not yet found a deal on a decent lathe, at the same time I had some cash to spend:rolleyes:
     
  4. 7d8ss

    7d8ss Member

    I know what you mean... I do alot of little & big jobs for car buddies. Last job was putting a chevy 4 3/4 bolt pattern in ford nine inch drums.. Polish cranks & cams etc.
     
  5. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  6. 7d8ss

    7d8ss Member

    Got it...
     

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