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Discussion in 'A BEGINNER'S FORUM (Learn How To Machine Here!)' started by Kevin Lohnes, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. Kevin Lohnes

    Kevin Lohnes United States Iron Registered Member

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    Hello group and thank you for having me. I have Alays had an interest in machining, but never entered the field.
    Air gunning is what has lead me to the buying a mini lathe from Harbor Frieght and at one time a combo mill drill and lathe but sold it when we moved from La. to Il.,Let the mini lathe set for a year and just recently fixed it and this past weekend bought a Clausing 101 MK 1 built between 1937 and 1944 from what I can tell.
    I am here to learn as much as I can about all I can from guys who are willing to help the new guy. Thanks and good day to all.
     
  2. MonkMan

    MonkMan United States H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Welcome Kevin, you found the right place.
     
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    JPigg55 United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Welcome Kevin.
    Let me know if you need anything. I'm only about 40 minutes from Topeka.
     
  4. Kevin Lohnes

    Kevin Lohnes United States Iron Registered Member

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    JPigg55 thanks that is great to know, where abouts are you from,
     
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    JPigg55 United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I'm a little northwest of you in Seville, about half way between Canton and Macomb couple miles off Rt 95.
     
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    Hi @Kevin Lohnes,

    Welcome to the group!

    That Clausing should be a great machine. I would appreciate a picture when you can.

    There is some useful info here:
    http://www.lathes.co.uk/clausing/page6.html
    http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgIndex/detail.aspx?id=181&tab=3
    http://www.hobby-machinist.com/resources/categories/clausing-colchester-bantam-johannson-covel.31/

    This group is a great bunch with various backgrounds and levels of experience.
    The common traits seem to be wanting to learn, and sharing what you know.
    The motto is "There are no dumb questions."
    Jump in, poke around, have fun!

    -brino
     
  7. Kevin Lohnes

    Kevin Lohnes United States Iron Registered Member

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    Thought I had a pic on my phone but I don't, I work out of town way to much but will be back home this weekend will post pics of the lathe then,
     
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    Hi KL, welcome to the site. Well your off to a good start. Next it'll be grinders for sharpening and making tool bits. Drill bit sets. Drill press. A nice milling machine. After that your on the way to the poor house like us ,,LOL .. NO not really take time to watch YouTube , Mr Pete is a good one to learn from, he's an retired shop teacher. Get a copy of how to run a lathe by south bend.
    Any questions or help , just ask
     
  9. Kevin Lohnes

    Kevin Lohnes United States Iron Registered Member

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    Funny you said that about grinder, just sent wife a link from CL about a Makita bench grinder..
     
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    I got mine from albino flatbelts, it's green, glue together , been working good 2yrs
     

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