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Well I did it!!

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Well I did it!!

Postby DrDogwood » Tue May 09, 2017 12:24 pm

I have made do with an Atlas 12 inch lathe for nearly 20 years all the while dreaming of a bigger turning tool. Well now the shop has a new to me space taker. I now have a Jet 1440 3PGH Lathe (I know somebody will say Its not an American Piece of Iron so it's junk). It came from a small Processing company and the Owner used it to maintain there machines so it's had little use. I turned some small set up Pins for timing a diesel last night and Feel like telling the world how nice it runs. I can't wait to run some 4 inch bushings on it now. Well that is all just had to tell somebody.
My Grandfather Used to say "Grinding a weld to make it pretty doesn't make you a Welder. It makes you a Grinder!"
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Re: Well I did it!!

Postby Artie F. Emm » Tue May 09, 2017 12:44 pm

Dang, looks like a beast. Congrats on the new machine! I'm having lathe envy.
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Re: Well I did it!!

Postby DrDogwood » Tue May 09, 2017 1:05 pm

She is 7.5 Hp will swing 16 inches Aloris tool post and a box of Bits.


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Re: Well I did it!!

Postby motox » Tue May 09, 2017 7:25 pm

Aloris tool post holders ( not copies ) ROCK...
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Re: Well I did it!!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Wed May 17, 2017 6:57 am

Wow...that is a very decent rig. Well done.

Bet you're gonna smile every time you use that big baby for about the next year!



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Re: Well I did it!!

Postby DrDogwood » Wed May 17, 2017 11:41 am

MosquitoMoto wrote:Wow...that is a very decent rig. Well done.

Bet you're gonna smile every time you use that big baby for about the next year!



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I'm always smiling when I'm at the shop It's taken me over thirty years to get the tools and equipment That I have wanted. If I couldn't afford it I made it. I have a lot of young people look at my shop and are in awe with the tools and equipment that I have but it's hard to convince them that it takes time. I started out with a very old (think it was made in the 40's) Westinghouse welder, with a crank on the top to change the amperage, A/C welder. Thirty five years later I have the shop I have always wanted. Well except for space, we can always want more room. The younger generations have a hard time excepting the Idea that if you have a dream and you work on it, set a goal and strive for it you can do it. So many now a day want everything now, they don't understand the work for it mentality that us older generations grew up with. I have the "will teach anyone who wants to learn" mentality. I enjoy helping someone realize they have potential and can learn. As long as they have the will and want to. I am no master welder by any means. I can get the job done but it isn't always as pretty as Jody's or some of the others I see on here but I keep an open mind, are humble enough to ask for and except help Because I know the day I stop learning is the day they put the toe tag on me.
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Re: Well I did it!!

Postby rick9345 » Wed May 17, 2017 12:19 pm

DrDogwood wrote:
MosquitoMoto wrote:Wow...that is a very decent rig. Well done.

Bet you're gonna smile every time you use that big baby for about the next year!



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I'm always smiling when I'm at the shop It's taken me over thirty years to get the tools and equipment That I have wanted. If I couldn't afford it I made it. I have a lot of young people look at my shop and are in awe with the tools and equipment that I have but it's hard to convince them that it takes time. I started out with a very old (think it was made in the 40's) Westinghouse welder, with a crank on the top to change the amperage, A/C welder. Thirty five years later I have the shop I have always wanted. Well except for space, we can always want more room. The younger generations have a hard time excepting the Idea that if you have a dream and you work on it, set a goal and strive for it you can do it. So many now a day want everything now, they don't understand the work for it mentality that us older generations grew up with. I have the "will teach anyone who wants to learn" mentality. I enjoy helping someone realize they have potential and can learn. As long as they have the will and want to. I am no master welder by any means. I can get the job done but it isn't always as pretty as Jody's or some of the others I see on here but I keep an open mind, are humble enough to ask for and except help Because I know the day I stop learning is the day they put the toe tag on me.
Don't be afraid to dream it's what drives us to keep going.



Yaaa!!!! 30 yrs acquiring is about right.
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Re: Well I did it!!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Thu May 18, 2017 12:13 am

DrDogwood wrote:
MosquitoMoto wrote:Wow...that is a very decent rig. Well done.

Bet you're gonna smile every time you use that big baby for about the next year!



Moz


I'm always smiling when I'm at the shop It's taken me over thirty years to get the tools and equipment That I have wanted. If I couldn't afford it I made it. I have a lot of young people look at my shop and are in awe with the tools and equipment that I have but it's hard to convince them that it takes time. I started out with a very old (think it was made in the 40's) Westinghouse welder, with a crank on the top to change the amperage, A/C welder. Thirty five years later I have the shop I have always wanted. Well except for space, we can always want more room. The younger generations have a hard time excepting the Idea that if you have a dream and you work on it, set a goal and strive for it you can do it. So many now a day want everything now, they don't understand the work for it mentality that us older generations grew up with. I have the "will teach anyone who wants to learn" mentality. I enjoy helping someone realize they have potential and can learn. As long as they have the will and want to. I am no master welder by any means. I can get the job done but it isn't always as pretty as Jody's or some of the others I see on here but I keep an open mind, are humble enough to ask for and except help Because I know the day I stop learning is the day they put the toe tag on me.
Don't be afraid to dream it's what drives us to keep going.


I'm slowly building the collection, too. I agree it takes time.

All I need now is a lathe, a mill and a Mig and I think I'll be where I need to be. Oh...and more space!



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