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    Not quite so Norm.

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    The tame Wolf !

  • #2
    Enough from you, the Meat Wolf!

    You were kidding us- well, them!

    N

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    • #3
      Metal Spinning

      I am thinking about acquiring a lathe for spinning metal.

      I would recommend any advice you might have in what is available.

      Thanks

      TMT

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      • #4
        From what I can gather most woodworking lathes with a little modification to the tool resst with pins built in should be fine enough perhaps get a book on it.Any metal spinning I have seen is done this way Alistair p.s have much fun
        Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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        • #5
          There was an article or series of articles in either HSM or MW a good while ago about metal spining,one article involved taking apart a 3 in1 lathe and making it into a metal spinning lathe.
          I know the magfazines are around here some where , but probably cant find them with out a seriuos search.

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          • #6
            also an article in MEW from a while back,

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            • #7
              I read somewhere it was hard on a lathes bearings as was knurling with the older style tooling. If that's so, you might want to buy a bigger lathe than planned?
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              • #8
                Y O Dog I don't see how it could be any harder than bowl turning on the bearings but perhaps I am wrong regards Alistair
                Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                • #9
                  <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Too_Many_Tools:
                  I am thinking about acquiring a lathe for spinning metal.

                  I would APPRECIATE any advice you might have.

                  TMT
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                  James P. Riser of Tucson http://www.jamesriser.com/CD_Preview/Intro.html has this web page devoted to his experience in spinning. I recently bought his CD-ROM, but I have not yet had time top view it in depth.

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                  Allan
                  Allan Ostling

                  Phoenix, Arizona

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                  • #10
                    Nice metal spinning read..JRouche

                    http://prl.stanford.edu/documents/pdf/spinning.pdf
                    My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

                    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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                    • #11
                      Geez , just last night on "how its made" they had a spinning show.

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                      The tame Wolf !

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                      • #12
                        There are two metal spinning forums (fora) on Yahoo.

                        Metal spinning:
                        http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/grou...?yguid=5735230

                        The Art of Metal Spinning:
                        http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/grou...?yguid=5735230

                        Paul Wiley is the man behind "The Art..." forum. He is a professional spinner who has written a book on the topic.

                        The other forum has gone somewhat inactive because the leader currently doesn't have the time to participate. Still, the back messages are available and informative; and, the leader of the forum has produced a CD showing spinning techniques.

                        Regards,

                        Orrin
                        So many projects. So little time.

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                        • #13
                          The "Art of Metal Spinning" and this board:
                          http://metalspinningworkshop.com/ (discussion board is on lower left) are the two main boards I know about. The Workshop board replaced the Yahoo board moderated by Tynan. Both Paul Wiley and Terry Tynan are professional metal spinners and know their stuff.
                          I also bought the Riser CD, and found later that many of his methods are not considered proper or, more importantly, safe in many cases. I have Wiley's book and Tynan's DVD and from studies of all three, I would conclude the opinions expressed online concerning the Riser CD are with-in reason, especially when techniques are compared one to one.
                          If you read through the forums, there is a good amount of discussion on converting wood lathes (cheaper) and metal lathes (more durable) to spinning. Also, there is guidance on how to make the spinning tools.
                          I picked up a little 12" spinning lathe locally, though I haven't had time to really try it out.

                          Hope this helps, Wes

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                          • #14
                            "Spinning" is not that hard, but it is an operation and a technique that no one can put in writing. Start out with a small piece of aluminum and try it.Try to find an Artisan of Spinning in your area.

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                            BFH

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                            • #15
                              I can't believe you have been a member for 3 yrs. and still asking about metal spinning. Can you no longer read or search for a written answer? Sometimes you have to put forth a reasonable effort to research something; or are you asking questions just to keep a thread going???????????????

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                              BFH

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