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How to sell a big ass lathe?

I have found myself in possession of a 10ft Southbend Lathe. How do I send it on to somebody that actually wants it? [more inside]
posted by Folk on May 12, 2013 - 16 answers

I need to buy or rent a record lathe, please guide me in the right direction.

I need to rent or purchase a reasonably priced record lathe to cut short run vinyl LPs. Advice/contact info needed. [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Nov 30, 2012 - 4 answers

What's this metal-working doohickey?

I found this metal lathe attachment? in a box that came with an old Atlas metal lathe I bought. Any idea what it is or how it is used?
posted by DB Cooper on Nov 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Is there an equivalent of Norm Abrams (New Yankee Workshop) or David Marks (Wood Works) for metal working?

Is there an equivalent of Norm Abrams (New Yankee Workshop) or David Marks (Wood Works) for metal working? Specifically milling and metal turning although I'd like to know more about welding, hand work, measuring, layout, etc. [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on May 12, 2012 - 9 answers

Where can I get a bar feed unit for a Pultra 1550 capstan lathe or information about it?

Where can I get a bar feed unit for a Pultra 1550 capstan lathe or information about it? [more inside]
posted by dugnorth on Feb 22, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I identify this metal?

How do I identify the metal from which that this nameplate is made? It's from a WW2-era lathe. Is behaves somewhat like lead, but is harder. [more inside]
posted by introp on Jul 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Online lumber supply recommendations?

Where's a good place to get wood online? [NOT CODE] [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Feb 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Antique Lathes Roadshow

How to buy a used metal lathe. [more inside]
posted by DU on Nov 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Seeking massive lathe

Does anyone know where I can find an old wood lathe to restore and turn massive burls? This isn't your father's lathe, it's more likely your great grandfather's lathe and hasn't been out of the barn since before the War. It weighs half a ton. If you hang out at the VFW or in old union halls and ask around a massive bowl will be your reward for the beta. I'll go anywhere in the Northeast if it's cheap and farther than that if it is free.
posted by mearls on Jun 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Small batch lathe/mill services?

I'm looking for a cnc lathe/mill service that would let me submit designs and have a small number of copies created. Like Ponoko, but for metal. (I'm trying to make a steel/brass chess set as a gift--I want to design it myself, but don't have the time to lathe it on my own)
posted by null terminated on Sep 1, 2008 - 14 answers

The Compleat Idiot's Guide to Machine Shop

Machine shop for dummies? [more inside]
posted by kableh on Feb 27, 2008 - 14 answers

Removing paint from lathe plaster?

I have an old house with lathe plaster. There are rooms that have had peeling paint that just got painted over a few times in the distant past. I do not much like the way it looks, and I would like to expose the bare plaster and start fresh. Is there any way to remove all this paint? I do not want to sand the ceilings of such large rooms, as I feel I will get tired of that real easy. I have not seen any solvent that lists paint on plaster as an appropriate use. I am quite confident that the plaster itself is sound and uncracked. Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope.
posted by thirteen on Dec 22, 2003 - 15 answers

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