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SERIOUSLY COOL MICRO LATHE

FOMOGO

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That certainly does have a very high cute factor. Looks like for the kind of work you would be doing on it, you might want a finer carriage feed than the rack on that one seems it would provide. Mike
 

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I was on a hunt for one these years ago. They go for big money & don't pop up often, too rich for my blood. Also check out MonoLathe & DuoLathe. There are a few videos of these on YT if you want to learn more about them. Then I started looking at watchmakers' lathe but I still would rather have one of these.
 

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I have a few of them. To me, they are for display only. Mechanically, they are just a tad above being a toy (and I’m just trying to be nice!). But, they sure are cute to look at!!!!!!
 

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I have a few of them. To me, they are for display only. Mechanically, they are just a tad above being a toy (and I’m just trying to be nice!). But, they sure are cute to look at!!!!!!
A FEW OF THEM?!? Damn you! *jealous
 

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I think because it is a watch makers lathe and you have to be good at or enjoy working with a graver, rather than the cross slide of a machine lathe.

David
 

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I think because it is a watch makers lathe and you have to be good at or enjoy working with a graver, rather than the cross slide of a machine lathe.

David
It is a sweet looking lathe but appears more fragile or less robust than the Boley or similar lathes.
 

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Yeah but according to the Bugs Bunny cartoons, you have to start with a freshly felled log to make one toothpick. Can you chuck that log in this?? :)
 

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Rimspoke and RJSakowski,
I have a Duo Lathe, by Small Machines Inc., buy it has no motor.
Could you please take some photos and dimensions of yours so I know what to look for in a replacement?
You can send them to me off-line at: ziegedw@gmail.com.
Thank you in advance,
Dean Z.

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