View Full Version : My lathe in a movie...

11-09-2004, 12:42 PM
I watched "Dawn of the Dead" last night and Andy had a Rockwell 10 in his gun store. I told my bro that it was just a prop because it's not big enough to be a good gunsmith machine. We watched one of the bonus tracks and they said it was filmed in an actual gun store so I guess I was wrong.
My wife says I'm retarded for rewinding a movie to look at a lathe. I don't think I am... Am I?

Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga

11-09-2004, 01:20 PM

I get the same "grief" from my wife.....I don't think that's retarded.

Andy Pullen

11-09-2004, 03:10 PM
wife/grief quotient???
how about when I find a deal on a 12 x 36 large spindle hole Clausing lathe,,,,,and have to preserve the marriage by somehow explaining to wife that THIS lathe is better than the OTHER lathe already in shop?!
Atlas/Craftsman 12 x 36 looks the same to her. Boy, wives just don't know about "in spindle barrel fitting, do they?"
......ok, now another problem. I think I might have mentioned selling one lathe to buy the other...any suggestions for getting out of THAT ONE? {ain't gonna sell it!}
alan in ga.

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11-09-2004, 03:13 PM
You eat cats??

11-09-2004, 03:33 PM
"any suggestions for getting out of THAT ONE?"

How'd you do that? Were you drinking?
You could try...

"I didn't mean for this one. I was talking about the next lathe, of course. So far there's still room in the shop to keep what I've already got, for Dog's sake."

Make sure you use them both from time to time so it appears you "need" two. Be sure and time it so she sees the proof, but be careful - if she sees too much she might find it interesting and before you know it you'll have to yield valuable shop time to her until she's finished making the replacement parts for her blender. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

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11-09-2004, 03:55 PM
Not really Tinker. Just checking to see if anyone was watching... Do like BBQ though.

Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga

11-09-2004, 11:33 PM
I once grabbed a thread gauge to check the pitch on a six start milk jug thread http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Wife/gief quotient? That my friends is the reason I'm not yet married,if she can't single point a thread she ain't sharing my last name http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

11-10-2004, 12:16 AM
When I took apart the plastic r/c tank I bought for 25$, I could clearly see that they used a 3/8ths endmill to make the die, and were none too careful of making it look good. You can see the swirl marks as if the end mill was not trammed correctly, and the tool path.
I stop and rewind movies every time I see a steam locomotive or a machine tool. Hmm, reminds me, I should go watch October skies again and see exactly what lathe the guy was using to make the rocket nozzle.

11-10-2004, 12:40 AM
October skies,I think thats was either a SB13" or an old Brown and Sharp,please tell me,otherwise I'll have to watch it again.

L Webb
11-10-2004, 05:43 AM
The last magazine shoot done in our shop had the model working with the old Bridgeford lathe, 200 ton Bliss press and the overhead crane. It was a shoot for a muscle mag and the model was a guy. Darn.


11-10-2004, 05:52 AM
Bunch of retartds. hehe http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif