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Thread: lathe id
18/03/2019 18:31:39

54421973_658007511283057_2916919282367463424_n.jpghi anyone know what this is looks like it can be used for metal or wood ?

Thread: Older/cheaper lathes
07/03/2019 08:59:56

if your buying off ebay ask if you can look it over first if you win look for any play in the head make sure all the teeth are not broken off any were I brought a lovely little lathe then got it home and found a lot of play in the head I adjusted all I could that took a lot of the play out but found out it needed a new set of bushes that as now gone and looking for something better now I am going to look at an Atlas lathe soon he wants £150 for it. It looks to be in great condition the bed looks good and there's no play in the head it will need a lick of paint but looks like its all there ATB Phil.

Thread: Atlas Sphere Lathe
05/03/2019 22:22:24

he as two other lathes that he is keeping I have seen this lathe running and cutting everything seems to be in very good order all gears on head stock seem to have all there teeth nothing looks missing from what I can see there is a big yellow box full of bits and a bag with gears in it there are gears fitted to the machine all gear guards seem to be there. Even the thread dial counter is there its a Atlas sphere model and looks the same as this on




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03/03/2019 19:33:26

Hi I have looked on that site but can not see anything about how many gears there should be with the lathe the fella selling it as a bag with some gears in just wanted to see if there is what there should be cheers for the help fellas

03/03/2019 18:24:14

also is this a good lathe he is asking for £150 for it cheers

03/03/2019 18:22:59

Hi fellas I have been offered a Atlas sphere lathe can someone tell me how many gears should be in a set for this lathe lathe looks and runs well cheers for any help

Thread: First Project
12/03/2017 09:30:10
Posted by John Rudd on 11/03/2017 18:35:20:

Nice effort Phil or is it Paul? cheeky

Your confidence will know no bounds now.....

its phil lol

11/03/2017 17:34:06

cheers fellas

11/03/2017 13:53:39

img_8001.jpghi fellas finished my first project on lathe today I made a lever to go on tool post so I don't have to keep  doing the nut all the time  the before and after very pleased with it img_8008.jpg

Edited By phil1962 on 11/03/2017 13:56:34

Thread: First threads on lathe
11/03/2017 13:46:14
Posted by Ian S C on 11/03/2017 09:44:06:

With the cutter you are using, and assuming the end of the bar is squarely faced, move the tool in front of the bar(lathe stopped), and square the two against each other, no fishtail or square needed, takes about 10 seconds.

My recommendation is use HSS, learn to grind your own.

Ian S C

cheers will try that out thanks

11/03/2017 08:55:38

one problem I had was the cutter the tip was small and had trouble using the fish tail is there another way to set it up so its straight ?

11/03/2017 08:52:28

my first thread on lathe never done it before do you think it looks ok scrap bit of brass

11/03/2017 08:51:23


10/03/2017 20:37:25
Posted by Nick_G on 10/03/2017 20:06:09:
Posted by phil1962 on 10/03/2017 19:38:55:


its 20 tpi same as gun barrel



If you are talking about a sound moderator on a small caliber rifle yes many are 1/2" x 20 (though a small number are metric)

Hope you dialed the bore in and not the outside diameter. - The bore is seldom in the middle. frown



hi yes I hope to thread my own barrels one day when I get the hang of it lol

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10/03/2017 19:51:28

can not add pic

10/03/2017 19:38:55


hi fellas cut my first thread on my lathe today after getting my cutters sorted what do you think its 20 tpi same as gun barrel I am pleased to bits I managed to do it set gears as the chart said over the moon never used a lathe before   

Edited By phil1962 on 10/03/2017 19:51:12

Thread: milling lathe cutters
09/03/2017 18:35:17

Would like to say a big thank you to Chris Evans for sorting my lathe tools I can now use my lathe thanks to Chris that's some milling machine and lathe you have there your a Gent many thanks ATB Phil.yes

08/03/2017 10:01:41

I tested one with a file and bits were coming off so metal not to hard

08/03/2017 09:46:24
Posted by Chris Evans 6 on 08/03/2017 09:26:11:

Phil, looks like we are close as I am in Kings Bromley. PM me your contact details and I will do them for you. My machine is set up with a rotary table for the next day or so then I can pop a vice on for you. Regards Chris.

That's fantastic Chris thank you very much PM sent

08/03/2017 09:16:54
Posted by Chris Evans 6 on 07/03/2017 21:45:35:

Where in the country are you ? If they are not overly hard someone close by should be able to help. I am in the Midlands close to Lichfield. I live in Rugeley so not to far from u I don't think the holders are made from hard metal but the inserts that go into the ends are they are same as these the two boring bars are ok as they sit 2mm under centre so can be shimmed up but the other 5 need 4mm skimming of bottom to 8mm  

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