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Old 04-30-2009, 09:08 PM
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lathe stuff

I can't see who wrote this but someone mentioned that you would be better off w/a modern lathe...we'll, yeh..And more monetarily challenged too!..No fooling, the modern lathe would be mo-betta, but which one....I suggest you get the small lathe going and maybe even practice w/it on the nights when your not in your Basic Machining class..Once you have a clue about what the lathe will do and what you wanna do w/it {comes w/time on the lathe} you will be better equiped to make a informed decision...In a machining class you'll be surrounded w/people who will challenge and inform you..You'll probably be rubbing shoulders w/people who work in machine shops and ,just by assoication,will open new doors for you.Knowledge {like a dumb question} is cheap...dumb mistakes {unlike dumb questions} are expensive.
Someone said machining is addictive...yes it is..it's alot like having a bottomless toybox out in the garage..
G-luck, Randy
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