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11-02-2003, 03:57 AM
Need help
I got a milling attachment and some milling tools with my 10" Atlas lathe.
Can someone tell me what I need to buy so I can use the milling attachment in the furture? Thank you for any help.

It is called a Draw-in collet chusk Attachment. Do I need one to hold my milling tools?

[This message has been edited by Kenny (edited 11-05-2003).]

11-02-2003, 09:33 AM
I think we need more details; what do you think you might need? You've got the attachment; you've got some cutters. What else?

If you're just unsure about using the attachment, you might pick up a copy of "The Amateur's Lathe," by L.H. Sparey. I'm pretty sure that talks about using a milling attachment on a lathe.

Realize that it's only for small, light milling. The setup isn't rigid enough for anything else.

11-02-2003, 12:23 PM
Find "Milling Operations in the Lathe", by Tubal Cain. It is invaluable. It will guide you to satisfaction. Workshop Practice Series #5

[This message has been edited by Evan (edited 11-02-2003).]

11-02-2003, 10:29 PM
Powered cross feed is nice. Have you one? If not ask for more info.