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DiscoDan

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Created my first chips on my own machine. Turned an old crappy pipe that came in the chuck when I bought the lathe at the farm auction. Damn chips are hot!
 

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Looks good, Dan!
 

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Was trying to make chips before I head to Tempe for a week to get my daughter back to ASU. Now I can sleep at night.
 

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That looks pretty darn good for a first cut, you might want to try reducing the amount of stick out on your cutting tool though. I have a similar lathe and they are not known as rigid machines. Any thing you can do to reduce flex will be a good thing. If you want to see how much they move, try an interrupted cut on a piece of square or hex and watch the tool holder bounce around. Stu
 

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Thanks for the tip in stick out. The cut you see was not the actual first cut. The pipe was ROUGH so it took a bunch of cut to get to this point. I have some aluminum stock to play with when I get home.
 

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Every single person that has worked in a machine shop for more then a week hates chips in every possible way.
You will soon learn this I suspect (-:
 

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You won't get much sleep now, you'll be up all night playing with that thing :O)
LOL
 

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Yep not much sleep, the wife didnt even say goodnight last night..haha 11:00pm I made my last cut.

Good luck and enjoy that new feeling
 

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Lookin good DD , don't rush to get good at it. That's when the Buying starts and will not leave you alone untill you are Very Old. :grin:
 
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