• Scam Alert. Members are reminded to NOT send money to buy anything. Don't buy things remote and have it shipped - go get it yourself, pay in person, and take your equipment with you. Scammers have burned people on this forum. Urgency, secrecy, excuses, selling for friend, newish members, FUD, are RED FLAGS. A video conference call is not adequate assurance. Face to face interactions are required. Please report suspicions to the forum admins. Stay Safe - anyone can get scammed.

Search results

  1. T

    Finally got a lathe!

    My Terra Jet has a 16Hp Vanguard V twin at the moment.
  2. T

    Finally got a lathe!

    It weiged in at 880lbs last time I checked but its also not completely done so there's more weight to go on it. It should still be under 1000lbs when it's completed. The tub is 1/8" 6061 aluminum and the frame 3/16" thick 2 1/2" square tubing. The terra jets originally came in 3 different...
  3. T

    Finally got a lathe!

    The hubs are a custom design of mine for my Terra Jet. It's not really a Terra Jet anymore but it's based off that platform. The locking hubs are for a K2000 pickup if I remember correctly. I just found a stock locking hub in the overall size I was looking for and designed everything else to fit.
  4. T

    Finally got a lathe!

    Finally got the first hub turned down. Was slower going than im used to with the colchester I used to have at work but the Atlas performed great. I got a little chatter on the final pass of the first bearing seat. The carbides don't like taking sub thou cuts apparently. Sorted it out on the...
  5. T

    Finally got a lathe!

    I could have ground down an HSS cutter for the smaller boring bar that came with the machine but its Friday night and I have to go to town tomorrow anyway. I've got 4 pieces to bore so it's worth getting a twist drill.
  6. T

    Finally got a lathe!

    Well I finally got started turning my pieces. Unfortunately I didn't get that far because my boring bar won't fit in a 1/2" hole and since the move I have no idea where my reduced shank twist drill are. I'll have to pick up a drill tomorrow. On a positive note the accusize tools seem to work...
  7. T

    Finally got a lathe!

    All the distributors I purchased from in the past for work were full length only and minimum $500 or $800 order depending on the company. I really miss having my coice from the scrap bin at my last posting. The only scrap bin I can rummage through now is a paper shreder haha.
  8. T

    Finally got a lathe!

    Metal Pros in Ottawa. It was horrendously overpriced for what I got but I can't blame them. They have to buy lengths and store it and wait for someone to ask for 2.5 inches then cut it... I used to order all the metal for my last two shops and the big metal suppliers want nothing to do with us...
  9. T

    Finally got a lathe!

    Haha yeah, just got back from the office. Picked up the metal on my way home.
  10. T

    Finally got a lathe!

    Just waiting for my cutting tools to arrive and I can get started. Decided to go with 6061 t-6 for the hubs as they do not need to be welded at all and there's enough meat in the part that I'm not worried. Spindles will be 1018 steel, not ideal for machining but they will weld up solid without...
Top