View Full Version : pics of first project on new lathe

04-01-2007, 07:56 PM
iam working on a better QB valve front end the aluim must go...



Your Old Dog
04-01-2007, 08:11 PM
Really neat! Did you turn a bar of steel into a ....................................bar of steel? :D Do you still have all your fingers and are the walls still clean and not penetrated? Congrats on the new gear!!

04-01-2007, 08:20 PM
surface finish looks really good, now i regret not buying that lathe over the mill i bought :) can you take a closeup of that finish? also could you take a close up of a taper cut if you do one?

04-01-2007, 08:36 PM
That looks like brass stock. You could save yourself time and money by investing in various sizes of stock. That looks like a lot of wasted brass. Nice job on the turning though.

Tin Falcon
04-01-2007, 08:49 PM
Nice work!! ken is right though. You can save a lot of time and money with the right size stock. The stripes suggest bronze.

04-01-2007, 10:15 PM
its the only peice i could get at the time but yes proper size stock would be best had to find stock of brass where i live ,, it is brass not bronze the new lathe is aweseom i love it

ill take more pics and post tomorow

04-01-2007, 11:12 PM
Oooh yes, with the cost of brass (bronze) these days save yer chips.

And if your recycler is like most dont get any steel in the chips. As a pre-step I will even wipe the lathe down before cutting brass to ensure no steel gets into the mix. My scrapper will reduce my turn in price significantly if there is ANY steel present. JRouche

04-01-2007, 11:56 PM
Been downloading Ebay's Turbo Lister-2 for the last 2.75 hours (19.6Mb) and I forgot to ask. Did you happen to mic your cylinder to see if your tailstock is aligned? You can still do it if you know which end was parted.

04-02-2007, 08:24 AM
Looks good to me,what's the next step?

04-02-2007, 09:15 AM
Hi there yes the lathe is 100% aligned no problem , as for the next step on this peice it drilling taping and counter sinking it ...its gong to be a new and more improved bulk fill valve front for the Xisico QB-78 rifle when its all done. , should be ready by the end of the day today if i can get rid of my headache i have right now lol...pain and noise dont go well together lol..
after the current project is tied up then iam going to make a brass or bronze muzzle brake for my 2240 and i have some 316 stainless steel to make a muzzle brake from as well..amonge other projects..

talk again
kevin :D :D :D