Got my lathe today, hurah

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  1. Kevin W.

    Kevin W. Registered User
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    I work at the Veritas Tools machine shop.
    Nepean, Ontario, Canada
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    I bought my lathe today, it,s a Taig and only a few hours on it, bought it from my buddy at work.
    I have lots of accesories with a 3 and 4 jaw chuck and collets.It,s pretty much ready to work, do a little cleaning and oiling.Got a very good deal on it.
    And too hard to say no.
     

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  2. curly

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    Kevin, Good to see that you finally got a lathe, I'm sure that you will enjoy and learn alot from using it. I don't have a taig, but do have other brands, but I have heard good things about the taig lathe.

    Curly
     
  3. harold bain

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    Looks like a good one, Kevin. I'm sure you will make good use of it:thumb::thumb:
     
  4. Scottie-TX

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    WOW!
    Congrats! I think you hit a home run there, bro! I know TAIG is a WELL respected name and accesories are the most expensive.
    Wow. Enjoy.
     
  5. al_taka

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    Congrats,
    If you need anything for it, contact Nick at
    http://cartertools.com/

    Looks like you'll be needing a Steady Rest, easy to modify for our arbors.
    Under 26 bucks.
     
  6. cazboy

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    Congrats on the new acquisition, Kevin! Looks like a good one...
     
  7. Paul Arsenault

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    Kevin: Now let the fun begin and let the chips fly. Real nice piece of machinery....Paul
     
  8. Jeff C

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    Nice purchase Kevin :thumb: Let me know when I can send my work to you north of the boarder :D
     
  9. Mike Phelan

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    Good result, Kevin. Now to make your first clock ... :D
     
  10. the 3rd dwarve

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    Hey Kevin,
    It looks like you got a nice set up there. I have used a Taig lath before and they are a lot of fun. Just take your time to get a feel for it. You got the top slide and the milling attachment for it and you got collets? That’s great. Go get your safety glasses on and let’s see a pile of chips!

    Regards,
    Jeff
     
  11. Kevin W.

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    I work at the Veritas Tools machine shop.
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    I do have a steady rest, it just was not in the picture.
    I am just doing some cleaning and looking at what i may still need for it.I would like to get a live centre and likely a few other acessoriesmaybe next year or later some time a Taig milling machine would be nice to have.
     
  12. bchaps

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    Just a note of warning...Don't use the wife's vacuum cleaner to suck up those little twisted pieces of steel that you so proudly peel off the stock or you will be sleeping on the couch! It'll totally clog the hose. Brass chips are OK, but avoid the little curls.
     
  13. Kevin W.

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    I just brush them up and put them in the garbage.
    Thanks for the tip Bill.
     
  14. Dave B

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    I use a shop vac for those little nasty bits. I also took a lesson from my grandfather, and put a cookie sheet under my lathe. It is amazing how many chips that catches, making it easier to simply dump them in the bin.
     

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