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    Talking My first LATHE

    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)

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RobsProjects

    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:

    http://ammoman.com/robslathe0.jpg
    http://ammoman.com/robslathe1.jpg
    http://ammoman.com/robslathe2.jpg
    http://ammoman.com/robslathe3.jpg
    http://ammoman.com/robslathe4.jpg

    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)
    Last edited by BERKELUSA; 04-03-2006 at 08:52 PM.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RobsProjects/ my followers
    an old WP Davis line-drive Lathe & a Millermatic 251 digital MIG welder
    along with way too many projects that need them both DESPERATELY !

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    Thumbs up

    Thats a fine lathe. Out of all the machines in a shop the lathe is my favorite.

    Looks like you are hooked now!

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    Default TY Mike..

    This keeps up I wont have room for the projects...

    Your right "hooked" wife said the same thing.. I was out there just cleaning and oiling it til 9 tonight.. thats late if you consider I'm usually in bed by 10

    Always had a need to chip stuff.. just never really looked into it.. Always had my Dad's smaller craftsman lathe to do it with.. but he's a good 45 minutes away and I only go there on weekends.. so this should really HELP..

    Wanted to ADD a link to the picture of my Hotrods current status..

    This was before I frenched in the 5" brake lights - The original 10" headlights sit on a chopped bar that bolts to the front frame rails.. (fenderless)..

    Can you say "HOT FOR TEACHER"..

    http://www.ammoman.com/RobsHotrod.jpg

    Rob
    Last edited by BERKELUSA; 04-02-2006 at 10:33 PM.
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    an old WP Davis line-drive Lathe & a Millermatic 251 digital MIG welder
    along with way too many projects that need them both DESPERATELY !

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    Hi Rob, Welcome to the group and congrats on your first lathe ! Almost as momentous as the first child, marriage, etc. ... just joking. I'm a bit north of you, and Franklin HS just had an auction of their machine shop yesterday. You don't want to hear the prices though. Rather than repost here, check out the "morning auction ..." thread on the PM (practicalmachinist) forum.

    http://www.practicalmachinist.com/ub...c/1/21256.html

    Cleaning and oiling machines can have a definite effect on your bedtime hours

    Den
    Last edited by nheng; 04-02-2006 at 10:42 PM.

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    Welcome to the forum Rob. Great lookin' iron ya got there. Where's the motor? Did you get all the change gears with it?

    Can't wait to see some shinny stuff comming off that machine.

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    Welcome Rob.... Nice to see a motivated person, I'm lazy JRouche

    Quote Originally Posted by CCWKen
    Welcome to the forum Rob.

    Where's the motor?

    Right cheer:


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    Default Is that glass ?

    Rob, is that stained glass I see in the background? That is one of my hobbies next to machine work.
    Mel

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    Thumbs up Reply..

    Those prices made me sick.. lol - Can say that I never heard about that auction either.. UGH!

    I know Lincoln NH actually.. off the exit and across the road is that Train restaurant.. they have a 31' Chevy Pickup that "is not for sale" it would have been a nice match to my 31' sedan (now almost a TUB)

    I did foodservice for 15 years and traveled all over NH so most grocery stores you enter I have already been and gone at least a dozen times or more..

    The motor is setup on a home-brew angle iron mount Waaaaaaay out back and thats going to change soon as possible and more than likely with a stronger motor..

    This Lathe came from Hillsboro.. $250

    PS: For some reason I am subscribed to this thread but not getting the emails?? weird.. anyone else have that problem?

    Rob
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RobsProjects/ my followers
    an old WP Davis line-drive Lathe & a Millermatic 251 digital MIG welder
    along with way too many projects that need them both DESPERATELY !

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    Thumbs up SG

    Quote Originally Posted by lugnut
    Rob, is that stained glass I see in the background? That is one of my hobbies next to machine work.
    Mel
    That was the previous owners wifes hobby.. another reason he needed to get rid of this lathe.. as he had about TWO others and a bridgeport along with a shaper..

    Dontcha hate some people.. No he was pretty cool.. name was Matt

    Rob
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RobsProjects/ my followers
    an old WP Davis line-drive Lathe & a Millermatic 251 digital MIG welder
    along with way too many projects that need them both DESPERATELY !

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    Default Amazingy YES

    Quote Originally Posted by CCWKen
    Welcome to the forum Rob. Great lookin' iron ya got there. Where's the motor? Did you get all the change gears with it?

    Can't wait to see some shinny stuff comming off that machine.
    Got all the gears.. was very gentle getting her off Dad's pickup also.. Only took the legs off and slid it on and off easily.. a Cherry picker was needed for about 5 minutes and THANK GOD that Matt gave me the wooden cart it was bolted to (casters on it) else it would still be in my driveway..

    Now all I need is some tooling for it..
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RobsProjects/ my followers
    an old WP Davis line-drive Lathe & a Millermatic 251 digital MIG welder
    along with way too many projects that need them both DESPERATELY !

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