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    Re: 5C Collet Chuck

    Thanks so much for this tutorial on how to do it. Much appreciated.
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    5C Collet Chuck

    Does anyone know of a collet chuck and back plate for a Smithy 1440 lathe? Smithy does not make one. The lathe is great, just would like to have a collet chuck.

    Thanks.
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    2 New Machines

    I just traded my Automate CNC lathe back to Smithy for a new 409 mill and 1440 lathe. The Automate was great but, I wanted to go back to manual machining since I am just a hobby person. Everyone at...
  4. Thread: CNC Router

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    Re: CNC Router

    Thanks for the quick response, how good are the Shop Bots? I am looking at the Desktop Max;
  5. Thread: CNC Router

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    CNC Router

    So I have a year old Axiom Elite 8 (4) Axis CNC Router that I am selling. I want to purchase a smaller USA made CNC router. Can anyone recommend a USA made cnc router? I am currently reviewing...
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    Re: New AutoMae FTL5

    Hey folks, it is delivered and setup. This machine is so fast on it's rapid moves, it scares me a bit.

    I had an issue with the idler 3 phase motor and had to replace it.. American Rotary was great...
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    Re: New AutoMae FTL5

    It will have a vacuum system immediately. I don't think the sawdust will affect the rails any differently than plastic would.
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    Re: Automate FTL Lathe

    One of the biggest difference in the Automate for me versus the Tormach Slant 15 is the true industrial strength and the faster feed and rapid rates.
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    Re: New AutoMae FTL5

    Absolute truth. I did the math and for everything that comes with the Automate, it is also a true heavy weight industrial machine. I cannot wait to get mine delivered and setup. I just want to make...
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    Re: Automate FTL Lathe

    I ended up with the LTF-5. I believe they did have the 6 on the demo floor as well, because I looked at the slant bed as well. I just could not pass up the deal on the 5 since it was a demo. I got a...
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    Re: New AutoMae FTL5

    I looked at the CNC wood lathes including Laguana's CNC. After I talked with them, it was apparent that bowls would be difficult.

    I have a CNC router if I want to turn a large bowl in the...
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    Re: New AutoMae FTL5

    I did go to Smithy, only about 3 hours from my home. I looked at all of their machines. I just wanted a small CNC lathe with the basics as I am going to use it primarily for wood and plastic turning....
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    New AutoMae FTL5

    I just ordered my FTL 5 from AutoMate, should be arriving next week. 4000 lbs of cast iron to do woodworking! What an overkill but will save my hands. it's only money, can't take it with you.
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    Re: Starting to get serious about the FL 300 II

    I was just browsing through the site when I saw your posting. I am getting ready to purchase the FTL5 lathe. I plan on using it for woodworking including small bowls, vases, key ring bodies, etc. It...
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    Automate FTL Lathe

    I have posted a couple of times about finding a CNC lathe for woodworking since I hurt my hand severely and cannot turn on a manual lathe anymore. I am just a hobby person, not a business.

    I have...
  16. Re: ShopMaster Turnado Or Tormach Slant Bed Lathe

    Turning bowls on a wood lathe is how I severally damaged my hand, and I was a good wood turner. Lose focus and things go very wrong.

    So I turned a bowel on my CNC router this week, just to prove...
  17. Re: ShopMaster Turnado Or Tormach Slant Bed Lathe

    Thanks so much. I called Laguna yesterday and inquired about the machine. It is fantastic. The only draw back is you cannot do a bowel on it.
  18. ShopMaster Turnado Or Tormach Slant Bed Lathe

    I am considering purchasing one of these machines, PowerMaster Turnado or Tormach Slant Bed Lathe. I am only going to be using the machine for wood and plastic turning. I know I could use a manual...
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    Re: Cutting Wood With Carbide

    Thanks, I already have a CNC router but not with a 4th axis, I am also considering looking at a different CNC router with a 4th axis. I also had the idea of taking my carbide tipped lathe tool that I...
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    Cutting Wood With Carbide

    I should know this but I am asking anyway. Can you machine wood on a CNC or manual lathe using standard carbide tooling?

    I hurt my hand severely using my wood lathe and now am considering...
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    Question Concerning CNC Lathe

    I should know this but I am asking anyway. Can you machine wood on a CNC or manual lathe using standard carbide tooling?

    I hurt my hand severely using my wood lathe and now am considering...
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    Re: New here and to lasers

    Excellent points! I agree with you.
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    Re: Photo Enhancing Softwaee

    Okay so I am running a test now at 75 mm speed, 85% power, 0.085 gap. We shall see what happens.
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    Re: Photo Enhancing Softwaee

    Wow, your pictures are great! I will try your suggestion. Do you use AutoFocus when engraving on granite or should I manually focus the laser?
    Thanks.
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    Re: Photo Enhancing Softwaee

    Okay so I am a beginner to laser and I am not doing it as a business. I am just a hobby person. I bought a Rabbit Laser and it is a 60 watt machine. I have tried following instructions via You Tube...
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