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Offline Bangkok Mick

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First lathe project (wobbler)
« on: April 19, 2013, 04:47:32 AM »
Hi all,

Just completed my first project on my new lathe.

Runs well on a small fish tank compressor and also runs without a flywheel so I take that as a good sign.

Took about 25 hours to complete so won’t be offering my skills on an hourly bases any time soon.




Cheers Mick
« Last Edit: April 19, 2013, 12:39:15 PM by dsquire »

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Re: First lathe project (wobbler)
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 05:13:16 AM »
Hi Mick.
That's a great little engine! Different. :bugeye:

So quiet, in the vid, I thought it wasn't running  :scratch:

That's a quality piece, for a first off. Got to be very proud of that!  :thumbup:  :clap: :clap:

Just think..... You can only improve.......  :D

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Offline Bangkok Mick

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Re: First lathe project (wobbler)
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 05:41:30 AM »
Hi David,

Yes quite pleased with how it turned out. Well now looking for my next project.

Cheers Mick

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Re: First lathe project (wobbler)
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 05:55:56 AM »
Nice job  :clap:

Rob  :thumbup:

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Re: First lathe project (wobbler)
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 07:28:27 AM »
Looking good. :clap:

What's next?
« Last Edit: April 19, 2013, 01:40:31 PM by black85vette »

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Re: First lathe project (wobbler)
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 12:46:42 PM »
Mick

Real fine job on that engine. From here on they get easier and/or more complicated. The nice part is that the enjoyment factor also increases as you continue to learn new skills. I look forward to seeing more of your projects as you get to them. Thanks for sharing this one with us.  :D :D

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: First lathe project (wobbler)
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 02:01:00 PM »
Sweet.   :clap:  Ralph

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Re: First lathe project (wobbler)
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 03:49:44 PM »
Nice work  :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: First lathe project (wobbler)
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 04:54:05 PM »
hi and good work

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Re: First lathe project (wobbler)
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2013, 10:30:29 PM »
Great job for a first project!  :thumbup:  :clap:
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Re: First lathe project (wobbler)
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2013, 05:02:11 AM »
Hi Mick,

                          Well Done,  David