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What to do with an Atlas 3950 Lathe

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"spaceace"

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Does anyone know of beginner projects for a semi experienced hobby machinist? You see I bought this lathe on kind of an impulse buy, now I just want to make something.
 

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Welcome aboard "spaceace" . That lathe looks nice , how about making some indicator holders for longitude and cross slide ?
 

"spaceace"

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Welcome aboard "spaceace" . That lathe looks nice , how about making some indicator holders for longitude and cross slide ?
Thanks everyone for the ideas, and I have decided to 1st make a MT1 live center with triple ball bearings & hardened 60° point.
 

markba633csi

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They are nice little lathes, I have one too. Check the idler pulley in back, the bushing wears fast.
Mark S.
 
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