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Any Recommendations For A Cheap Lathe?
« on: 27 July 2022, 09:02:44 »
Looking to slim down the ends of some clear acrylic flight stands I bought so they'll fit into the holes present on IWM 'Mech-scale fighters. Don't need anything super fancy, I don't count on using it all the time, and would ideally prefer to keep the price under $150. Anyone have any recommendations?
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Re: Any Recommendations For A Cheap Lathe?
« Reply #1 on: 27 July 2022, 09:49:16 »
Can you just put them in a drill?

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Re: Any Recommendations For A Cheap Lathe?
« Reply #2 on: 27 July 2022, 11:04:24 »
Can you just put them in a drill?
Come to think, I suppose I could.
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Re: Any Recommendations For A Cheap Lathe?
« Reply #3 on: 27 July 2022, 16:49:30 »
A Dremel with some of the ceramic conical bits would work just fine. Unless you need an actual lathe for a big project.

Or a end grinder or a right angle grinder would work just fine too.
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Re: Any Recommendations For A Cheap Lathe?
« Reply #4 on: 30 July 2022, 23:12:33 »
If you do need a lathe for some reason, I recall Adam Savage talked about some portable ones for starters at one point in his Q&A videos. Don't remember which one so it might take some online sleuthing.
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Re: Any Recommendations For A Cheap Lathe?
« Reply #5 on: 31 July 2022, 13:33:38 »
If you do need a lathe for some reason, I recall Adam Savage talked about some portable ones for starters at one point in his Q&A videos. Don't remember which one so it might take some online sleuthing.

This one maybe?... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0X9y0iyBmY

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« Reply #6 on: 31 July 2022, 14:06:31 »
This one maybe?... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0X9y0iyBmY

Yeah that's the one, thank you. It was Emco he recommended.
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Re: Any Recommendations For A Cheap Lathe?
« Reply #7 on: 31 July 2022, 16:14:11 »
That's a cool video... thanks for sharing!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Any Recommendations For A Cheap Lathe?
« Reply #8 on: 31 July 2022, 17:55:13 »
Looking to slim down the ends of some clear acrylic flight stands I bought so they'll fit into the holes present on IWM 'Mech-scale fighters. Don't need anything super fancy, I don't count on using it all the time, and would ideally prefer to keep the price under $150. Anyone have any recommendations?
I imagine it would be easier to grab a sharp blade and scrape the end until it fits.