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  1. #25507
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone! Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.
    RSES Member.
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    HVAC/R PM Technician.
    410A, & GREEN HVAC/R Technician.
    NATE Core.
    Working not as to please men but to the Glory of Christ my KING.

  2. #25508
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    Bert convinced me.

    I'm buying a lathe. Probably a mini model, 12-18" turning length.

    Watching craigslist now for a decent deal before I drop the big cash on a new one.


    Of course, I've never used one before, so I'm sure that, along with "WOW, look at what I made!" pics, I'll be posting "Jeez, guys, I didn't know that a skew chisel would go through your hand at that angle" pics

    Anyway, just browsing through the site before I've got to head off on a call.

    Gotta make those washingtons and lincolns to afford my new toy....

  3. #25509
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    Good morning all.
    I love the smell of phosgene first thing in the morning:

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  4. #25510
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

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  5. #25511
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    Jun 2004
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Bert convinced me.

    I'm buying a lathe. Probably a mini model, 12-18" turning length.

    Watching craigslist now for a decent deal before I drop the big cash on a new one.


    Of course, I've never used one before, so I'm sure that, along with "WOW, look at what I made!" pics, I'll be posting "Jeez, guys, I didn't know that a skew chisel would go through your hand at that angle" pics

    Anyway, just browsing through the site before I've got to head off on a call.

    Gotta make those washingtons and lincolns to afford my new toy....
    Good man you"ll love it.


    Here's my Try and Get one with at a 12" swing (for blows) and I'd say try to get at lest 18" on center (length)
    Getting the HSS High Speed Steel is a very good Idea for the tools Harbor Freight a set some for around $48 they have a $20 set but they lose there edge REAL fast, I know that for a fact

    PSI has some good tools and stuff for a good price kind of like Feildpice for us http://www.pennstateind.com/
    If you help others then you are a Success

  6. #25512
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    Good man you"ll love it.


    Here's my Try and Get one with at a 12" swing (for blows) and I'd say try to get at lest 18" on center (length)
    Getting the HSS High Speed Steel is a very good Idea for the tools Harbor Freight a set some for around $48 they have a $20 set but they lose there edge REAL fast, I know that for a fact

    PSI has some good tools and stuff for a good price kind of like Feildpice for us http://www.pennstateind.com/
    Been looking at the HF chisels. Thought about the $20 set and thought that it probably wasn't the best. I'll probably start with the mid-grade set and upgrade anything from there.

    Hadn't thought about turning bowls. Stupid rookie mistake, I guess. I'll have to make sure that any lathe I pick has that capability.

  7. #25513
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    Try to keep all your fingers Jp.
    I love the smell of phosgene first thing in the morning:

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  8. #25514
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackertech View Post
    Try to keep all your fingers Jp.
    Heck, I only need the middle one most days.....

  9. #25515
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    Sep 2004
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    hey bert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i gotta work tomorrow long day!!!!!

    sad face
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

  10. #25516
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    Hey Bret,
    Sorry I missed your call today as I was up in on the mountain....
    I'm batching it with Momma over in Vancouver watching daughter #3 playing field hockey. I was back in Calgary last weekend watching her so Brenda is keeping guard....
    It's 7pm my time so I suspect yer in bed by now......
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  11. #25517
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    'Evening Bret and everyone.. Just checking in during a hectic weekend.

  12. #25518
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
    RSES Member.
    Mainstream Engineering Certified.
    HVAC/R PM Technician.
    410A, & GREEN HVAC/R Technician.
    NATE Core.
    Working not as to please men but to the Glory of Christ my KING.

  13. #25519
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    JP, You will love the lathe, I have enjoyed the ones I have had over the years, I still have egg cups I first made, my sister has a candle holder that was also one of the first items I made, they are a lot of fun, just remember to keep your fingers safe, (never play with equipment when you are tired or are on medication that could affect your abilities) even if you still only need your middle finger.
    RSES Member.
    Mainstream Engineering Certified.
    HVAC/R PM Technician.
    410A, & GREEN HVAC/R Technician.
    NATE Core.
    Working not as to please men but to the Glory of Christ my KING.

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