View Full Version : Craftex 10x18 Lathe

03-06-2004, 08:08 PM
Hi There,

I have purchased a Craftex/Busy Bee 10x18 lathe.

Is there any one else on here that has one of these machines? I am intersted in doing some milling and am trying to figure out how to install a milling table or rotary table.

I am also trying to figure out if a tumbler gear can be fitted.

At the moment I am mainly using it for miniature stuff and I want to make some small stationary engines of the hot air type.

I live in Red Deer and am happy to go to Calgary or Edmonton for coffee.

Tom in Red Deer

03-06-2004, 10:24 PM
Don't have anything like this but it sounds
close to a 9x20 and I know people have
back geared 9x20 lathes. Try the group at
www.groups.yahoo.com (http://www.groups.yahoo.com) and search for
9x20Lathe. Also Google "minilathe" for a
site of general interest to small Chinese lathe users. Steve

G.A. Ewen
03-07-2004, 01:09 AM
Several years ago an acquaitance of mine moved out Red Deer way. Tom Pettman is a gun smith and a darn good machinist. I don't know if he opened a gun shop out there or not. If you run into him give him a howdy from George Ewen and Duncan Ferguson.

03-07-2004, 02:40 AM
No phone number for Tom Pettman in the Red Deer Phone book.

I have checked the 9x sites and those machines are similar. I'm sure some of those modifications will work.

Tom in Red Deer