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      Speaking of small lathes, here are some images that depicts the basic watchmakers lathe & some of its accesories...
      As you can deduct from the drawings, these tools go from the very basic to the most complete & complicated ones...with the necessary knowledge & patience, you could make a complete watch with one of these beauties!
      The lathes shown here are from the Lorch factory in Germany (Very old stuff ) and the drawings themselves are a work of art...
      Enjoy.............

      Mario

      I can't resist old catalogs!!!

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    Mario - you are an electronic library beyond compare. I wonder if we will ever find a topic you have not researched.
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    For those that don't want to spend a lot of money, Taig has been around for a long time and I found them offered here, and I'm sure you can find them for less on the net somewhere, never the less an entry level micro lathe.
    Only thing I found odd was look at the size of that motor, that's like what I have on my hvac unit!

    http://item.express.ebay.com/Complet...mdZExpressItem
    Last edited by Firecaptain; 04-08-08 at 09:46 PM.
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    I heard about the Taig lathes. They look pretty good.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firecaptain View Post
    For those that don't want to spend a lot of money, Taig has been around for a long time and I found them offered here, and I'm sure you can find them for less on the net somewhere, never the less an entry level micro lathe.
    Only thing I found odd was look at the size of that motor, that's like what I have on my hvac unit!

    http://item.express.ebay.com/Complet...mdZExpressItem
    Good for Taig to throw in that motor size....the only problem I encountered with my Unimat was the motor overheating in long turning sessions...
    I solved the problem by installing a 1/4 HP condenser motor, and now I can turn for hours without any concern...take a look at my Unimat pic on my first post of the lathes subject...
    The original Unimat motor was installed in the milling/drilling head, where it has a lot less work to do...(Milling & drilling operations are done normally at low RPMs...)

    Mario


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    Quote Originally Posted by sydeem View Post
    Mario - you are an electronic library beyond compare. I wonder if we will ever find a topic you have not researched.
    When passion impells you, there's hardly anything you can't find....

    Maybe it's my Italian blood?....who knows....

    Mario


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    That's a big motor too.........kind of thought it silly at first of the Taig motor size.
    Thanks again for the education.

    Mario, is the motor and lathe mounted on that white surface in the pictures?

    Keep the "schoolin" coming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Lucchini View Post
    When passion impells you, there's hardly anything you can't find....

    Maybe it's my Italian blood?....who knows....

    Mario
    It's the Italian blood Mario... Trust me , I know!
    Be nice or else ~1~**
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firecaptain View Post
    That a big motor too.........kind of thought it silly at first of the Taig motor.
    Thanks again for the education.

    Mario, is the motor and lathe mounted on that white surface in the pictures?

    Keep the "schoolin" coming!
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    Yep....the motor is mounted on the same 2" thick base with the lathe, the motor feet are rubber grommets arround the fixing bolts, the base itself is also mounted on thick hard rubber squares, thus eliminating vibrations & unwanted noises.
    The base is made of MDF and all its faces covered in white formica, very easy to clean...

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