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|Thread: Havenít done this for a looooong time!|
Thanks Clive very informative. As I’ve mentioned, I do look on YouTube for working practices, the first being on tool sharpening and forming, looking at the differences between carbide and hss. Knowing what tools to have in using my SL will come, eventually.
A lot of what I might make will be with Aluminium and certain plastics that I can use in my RC aircraft hobby, no real challenges for me or the SL.
Yes Andrew, I quite understand that, hence looking on you tube at those exact materials.
Yes they’re cheap, so no love lost if they break or do not come up to expectations, but that’ll be part of my learning process, in understanding and being to evaluate the good and the bad.
regarding materials, my job involves dealing with all sorts of waste including metals, so not only can I source free materials, but get an education in where they are used.
The last time I used a lathe was back in school over 45 years ago....wow! That long.
what I need now is a good book to read, can anyone suggest something ? Preferably mini lathe orientated, there are parts of the lathe process that were not covered at school, oh how I miss those days.
Morning Bill, I have all the dimensions, I’ve found a suitable t nut with a 6mm thread for the tool post, just a case of finding the spindle end nut, then I can start to learn how to use the SL, neat little machine...first steps.
my first mistake, I bought five carbide tip cutting tools, and they are 2mm too high for dead center, will now purchase the 6mm square tool, I can add shims if necessary but cannot remove the 2mm as 4mm will become too weak imho.
I’m not familiar with the other models so I’ll look those up, cheers Jason.
I’ve just registered here as a newbie as it’s been decades since I last done any lathe work.
my hobby interest is in aircraft, models, paragliding, that sort of thing. Well I’ve bought my self a Emco Unimat SL, as I don’t want to get too involved, size matters!
So my first question will be Unimat related, and that is where can I get spares from?
Please don’t mention EBay, I’ve scoured the whole world with them.
There are particular parts that I do need as I’m refurbishing the lathe and a few parts are missing, the main one being the tool post t nut and bolt.
The other must have is a M12 x 1mm nut to go on the end of the pulley.
If anyone can give me a pointer as where I can obtain these I will be truly grateful.
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