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What to do with an Atlas 3950 Lathe

Discussion in 'ATLAS, CRAFTSMAN & AA' started by "spaceace", Aug 29, 2017.

  1. "spaceace"

    "spaceace" United States Swarf Registered Member

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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 ?
     
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    Thanks everyone for the ideas, and I have decided to 1st make a MT1 live center with triple ball bearings & hardened 60° point.
     
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    I hope you share your progress and some pictures!
    -brino
     
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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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