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K1UM
02-05-2009, 03:44 PM
Hi
My name is Ken (a.k.a. K1UM) and too have been lurking for a while... Great site!

I live in FL and got a 7x10 mini lathe and HF micro mill which I converted to belt drive to get rid of those pesky plastic gears (a-la The Little Machine Shop - MY NEW BEST FRIEND)

Home machining is a ball and there are some great books and DVD's out now...

My past focus for the last decade or so has been wood turning and so transitioning to metal lathe was just a normal thing....

Thanks for this great site which I check daily

Ken K1UM

Liger Zero
02-05-2009, 03:46 PM
Welcome aboard. I'm the resident whine-and-moan. Some real experts will be along shortly. :D

What brand 7X10 do you have? Is it HF like the mill?

HSS
02-05-2009, 05:00 PM
Welcome Ken,
We all try to help when we can. Some, more and better than others. I'm in the other catagory. Welcome aboard

Patrick

lane
02-05-2009, 06:29 PM
Welcome aboard. Me I been around a while . Jump in and ask questions. Only some of us bite.

K1UM
02-06-2009, 11:17 AM
YES... It is a HF 7x10 and once I made a few mods (new power switch, A2Z QC, etc) it SEEMS TO work great

ken K1UM

Liger Zero
02-06-2009, 12:19 PM
They are nifty little machines. Not nearly as "cool" as a proper turret lathe though. :D