Yeh I may have a look and see if I have any blank arbours lying around, I think my problem is that I mostly work with aluminium & brass, have a done a little bit of mild steel but having a small lathe means it takes a long time.
Although I am saving up for a new lathe & mill, just trying to decide at the moment which ones to get (been looking at the New ones that RDG tools stock)
I think I may convert the current lathe over to CNC then as soon as I can figure out how to connect two shafts together while only having access to the center of one (needs a photo I guess).
I hate doing the polishing but I do polish everything I make, I jsut can't help it, although I never sand it enough.
Also been looking at making a vibratory polisher but just have too many things I want to make
The list so far:
RC car thingy
Convert lathe to CNC
Low temp Stirling engine
some form of IC engine (looking for plans)
Segway clone (just for the challenge, would never bee seen on one)
Unidirectional Eyeballs that follow you around the room (don't ask)
aswell as a number of electronic projects for my fathers model railway
Only doing the RC car as I have a fair bit of stuff lying around that I can use, The rest I am mostly waiting on funds, need some big diameter perspex tube for the stirling, need some motors for the segway, eyeballs on hold until I learn to drill an accurate hole through the top/middle of a tube and have it come out at the same location on the bottom.
Plus having to go to work reduces my workshop time
But I do seem to be in their a lot more since my wife decided she was gonna get a horse and go riding every day after work (If I had wanted to do that I would have no chance getting it past her)