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      So here I am minding my own business and BAM!!!! I find something so cool I just cant wait to share it.

      Vanda-Lay

      Seriously you need to check out the site. No hobbyist should be without some of these great tools. Why is It Ive never seen the stuff before.

      Especially check out the mini mill. And the prices are very reasonable.

      Lets here your thoughts and if anyone has some of these please post your experience with the tools, company and pics of your equipment.

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    I bought one of these when working on the Bugatti engine. Tiny but VERY nice.
    I love mine. Used it to make screw heads out of 1mm rivets for the carbs on the Hemi engine build.
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    Now that's exactly what I need. I've been clamping my Dremel You really need to check out this site. Vanda-Lay in a vise and turning by hand. It's worked well but I could have done a lot better with those parts. Time to save some cash.
    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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    This looks like a great solution. Now I just need to figure out what problem I have that it can solve.

    Can someone who's used one of these tell me what it would do for me that my lathe, mill or jeweler's drill press can't do?

    It looks like a really well made piece of equipment and I LOVE getting new tools. I'm just not sure what I'd do with it.

    Thanks.

    Andy.
    When I was young I used to say "[I]When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"
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    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    The mill looks like a great alternative to the higher end Sherline and Unimat models and a huge step up from the OEM Dremel You really need to check out this site. Vanda-Lay lathe. Someone on a tight budget could do some great work with these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMotorcars View Post
    The mill looks like a great alternative to the higher end Sherline and Unimat models and a huge step up from the OEM Dremel You really need to check out this site. Vanda-Lay lathe. Someone on a tight budget could do some great work with these.
    That's pretty much what I was going to say. I went and bought a small wood lathe a couple of years ago. I couldn't afford the Sherline. I wish I knew this was available the day before I bought the lathe.
    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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    It is killer for doing repeat patterns like swirl patterns on aluminum, or properly spaced rivet holes. The vice that you can order for it is very small capacity.

    Mmmm, nice swirlys
    Attached Images Attached Images You really need to check out this site. Vanda-Lay-img_0040-jpg 
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    Just came across this 5 year old thread and became very interested in the x-y-z mill that this guy offers. I'd love to hear some commentary from any users of Vanda Lay machines. Are there any readers of this who bought one after learning of them from this thread?

    Thanks,
    Al Fickensher in Davenport, Iowa
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