First post! Would like to say hello to everyone.. I'm the noob here with my FIRST lathe just picked up TODAY ! (thanks Dad)
Names Rob in NH aka BERKELUSA. I'm 38 with three kids 8-14-20 (all boys) and one wife Bambi (i kid you not) of 18 years (she started without me)
I have a 1931 Chevy Hotrod TUB project, a Fiero convertible project and a little SR250 Yamaha that me and a friend have been converting into a thumper chopper that can be seen here (chevy site is down sorry)
Anyways.. I'm here to show pics and learn stuff without any battles.. If it were not for these boards then how would we learn right??
Basically this is my new High School at 38 years old..
My lathe is a: W.P. Davis:
DETAILS: Threaded spindle for the chuck is 1.5 x 10 tpi. - 10" inch swing over bed 32" width - Spindle taper is MT2. - Tailstock is also MT2. - Power cross feed - Change gears. - 5 inch 3 jaw Cushman chuck (got it for $250) and my Welder is a Millermatic 251
I am not new to welding or metal fabbing.. But I am almost brand NEW to lathes.. I know what does what.. just havent had one to DO IT with and now I DO!
Hope to hear from you all..
Regards - Rob in NH (Manchester NH btw)