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My Logan Lathe 1875

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TheArsonSmith

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back in late 2016 I started watching the regular machinist youtubers (AvE, MrPete, Abom79, etc) and decided I really wanted to do that. then back in Nov 2017I decided I wanted a lathe and a mill. I started setting search alerts in craigslist and watching for auctions and all that fun stuff when in Feb 2018 this bad boy showed up and I knew I had to have it. A little bit of dealing and I ended up paying what the original owner (retired hobbyist downsizing) but he threw in a bandsaw and some tooling for a milling machine that I had plans to purchase but hadn't lined one up yet.

I cut my first chips on this lathe finally implementing the skills I've learned over the years prior only by watching the above youtubers.

Well, over the weekend while cutting a shaft for a table saw the motor decided to stop on me. I pulled it out, grabbed a nearly same size capacitor from another motor sitting in my shop and it would still only hum and pop the breaker. I found a replacement and it is on order.

That's the store of my Logan 1875 (so far more to come).
 

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TheArsonSmith

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Here is my first project that was slightly more than just turning my random scrap metal into chips:

 

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Welcome to the forum! Very nice looking lathe you've got there.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Looks like your well on your way to becoming as machine and tool obsessed as the rest of us. Cheers, Mike
 

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Gota love buying a machine, plug it in, and start making really cool stuff. :encourage:
 

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Yep that’s neat Logan. Too dang bad those lathes bring a premium price here because I’d would have purchased one instead of my Grizzly G750G


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