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Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:47 am

Here is how it's made ...
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A steel used on this bolt head is extremely hard & don't have carbide end mill bits so I had to sharpen it (high speed steel) after every other pass... For this reason I've used 2 edged bit not 4 edged. (2 edged much easier to sharpen).
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Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:56 am

It is right there... :(
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Postby iridium-192 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:52 pm

What I would do without dremel... :)
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby Shepard » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:05 pm

This is what I was speaking of. This is a side pic of a Grizzly Gunsmith lathe. It supports the outboard side of the barrel so when you chamber a barrel its true. You use a dial indicator to true the the barrel on both sides.
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:09 pm

Cool thing. No it doesn't have it.
The lathe is very small & very basic.
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby Shepard » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:49 pm

iridium-192 wrote:Cool thing. No it doesn't have it.
The lathe is very small & very basic.



Mine did not have this on it when I purchased it 17 years ago, but when I got in to gun work I made one.
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Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:02 pm

That's why I don't worry... ;) you see we can make things... I'm already thinking about upgrading this little guy to accept 1" rod... It is not easy but possible. A cashier asked me about a warranty for two years & I'm like - you will not even recognize this thing in couple of months just let me put my hands on it and it is doomed! LOL!
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby Shepard » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:23 am

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mini-CNC ... 37348.html

Here's a micro machine you can hook up to your home computer and it makes the parts.
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:12 pm

Thank you Shep for the find. It looks very attractive & cool but price tag is staggering... I'll use my old computer for now which is not the best & memory is limited but it is always with me - I mean my head... ;)
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Re: Iridium's New Tool Thread Mini Lathe

Postby iridium-192 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:12 pm

Just had a conversation with a rep from http://www.littlemachineshop.com
& got some really good advises regarding upgrading my mini lathe from harbor freight!
So, I'm thinking about bed extension

http://www.littlemachineshop.com/produc ... 1687114045

Which is not directly designed for a model I have but easy convertible (couple holes for an engine should be drilled...) & I'm thinking about using current existing bed as an additional extension for center; just like here -
http://www.dragonworks.info/Metalworkin ... ension.htm

Also more powerful motor would be great to install http://www.littlemachineshop.com/produc ... &category=
Well & some more stuff (like steel gear set....) :D
They have open doors & good sales ($100 off on certain purchases) this Saturday 10/26, so hopefully I'll be off & make my way there!!!

396 W. Washington Blvd. #500, Pasadena, CA 91103

Hey Mark, they're closer to you btw...
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