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Old 09-19-2013, 07:18 PM
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Default Finally got a lathe

I finally found a lathe that looked like it would do everything I wanted, wasn't worn out, and was within my price range. It's a practically new Enco 13x40. Came with all the original accessories plus a QCTP and holders.

I have it set up now directly across from the mill that's been gathering dust for years. Now the only thing between me and turning out parts is finding suitable materials. :-)
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:26 PM
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Nice find, Terry!
Now the real money starts to be spent.
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Congrats on the new addition, I love having the lathe and mill out in the shop.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:03 PM
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OOHHH! Very shiny!
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Looks brand new! Did you pay > or < than $1K?

(I'm asking because I just got a lathe too...)
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:20 AM
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@Todd,
I paid 3K which was just 1K less than new. It wasn't a great deal but it was fair.

Now that I have manufacturing abilities again I can finally start back to building combat robots. It's been about 8 years since I competed and I'm really looking forward to getting back into it. Of course when I do it will be logged here.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:09 AM
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@Todd,
I paid 3K which was just 1K less than new. It wasn't a great deal but it was fair.

Now that I have manufacturing abilities again I can finally start back to building combat robots. It's been about 8 years since I competed and I'm really looking forward to getting back into it. Of course when I do it will be logged here.
Nice lathe. As far as turning stock, keep your eyes open for scrap. not all scrap makes good lathe fodder, but some does.

What radio set up do you use for your robots? I want to try some RC projects, but have no RC experience... Right now some interest but have no clue how to set up something like an RC lawnmower or sidewalk clearing dozer.... BTW, maximum range 100 m or 100 yds whichever you're more comfortable discussing.
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Looks like a pretty nice one as well and the perfect size for a home hobby shop.


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MMMMMM, battle bots! I used to love watching those.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:07 PM
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Camdigger,
I'm kinda old school right now and using FM in the 75 MHz band. If I were buying a radio today (and I may be soon) I'd definitely go this route: http://www.spektrumrc.com/
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