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  • As promised, my new lathe!

    Well, today was the day. The day my lathe came home. It took a little work to squeeze it in, but it seems to like it here. I have to give it a little cleaning. All of the 2002 students signed the power box on the back and sides. I might leave that on there. A reminder of the day when a high school senior could go out and get a paying job.

    I have started to think about the power source. The machine has a 220V 3 ph. motor in it. I have a 3 ph 440V line in the corner of my yard. I have yet to call the power company and see what the monthly utility would be. I know that there are transformers at work that I could scrounge. Then I need to compare that to a rotary phase converter. Maybe I'll just clean it first, think more about power later.

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    I'll get this link to work yet!

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    Civil engineers build targets, Mechanical engineers build weapons.

  • #2
    You look like a proud Papa.
    Nice looking machine. I know you will enjoy using it.
    Congratulations.

    Les

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    • #3
      Nice

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      Paul G.
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      • #4
        Looks like a nice machine.
        make sure you are sitting down when utility co. gives prace to connect you to 3 phase IF they will.
        I recommend a VFD over a phase convertor. It will not cost any more and you will be light years ahead in features.
        Jim H.

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        • #5
          Congratulations! Looks like a winner to me.

          Dan

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          • #6
            First Class!!!!
            To invent, you need a good imagination - and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

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            • #7
              Nice lookin' lathe, but the guy is kinda scarey lookin.

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              • #8
                That is one sweet machine! Let us know what the power company says.
                Location: North Central Texas

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                • #9
                  Congratulations! I don't blame you for grinning so widely! Hope you have loads of fun with it.

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                  • #10
                    I like it lotsa levers and buttons.
                    good luck with it and getting the power compay to hook you up. If you do check with the power Co. let us know how much they wanted to hook you up.
                    charlie
                    Don\'t ask me to do a dam thing, I\'m retired.
                    http://home.earthlink.net/~kcprecision/

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                    • #11
                      That must be you with the pork eaten' grin. That thing has more dials and buttons than an antique radio! Reminds me of my old 57 Chrysler. Sure looks cold there too.

                      Yea, keep us posted on 3-phase cost. I've got 3-phase available on the pole and was thinking of converting the shop. Down here, you just pay for the line(s) from the pole to the wet-cap pigtails. The transformers are provided. Of course, the meter loop is "customer provided" though. I put in both the meter loops here. (House and Shop) As long as they are spec, the hook-up crew doesn't care. Saved about $600. Then again, we just country folk out here.

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                      • #12
                        I see you got a cheshire cat with the lathe!
                        inda ugly little spud, ain't he!

                        You sure you can finger out all them buttons? You probably will find the VFD a sweeter deal than 3Ph.

                        Have fun with the new toy!

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                        • #13
                          YES, WE HAVE A WINNER.

                          GREAT LOOKIN LATHE, Congrats!

                          Jay

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                          • #14
                            The last picture should be named "Give me some juice, and turn me loose"...It looks like a winner.......Dale Detrich

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                            • #15
                              That looks like a "real" lathe.

                              Do you know what brand it is? Yeah, I know it says SB, but I don't think they ever made anything like that.

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