The Cranky Sysadmin A world of technology, fun, and ignorant rants.

July 26, 2014

I Bought an Old Metal Lathe. Woohoo!

Filed under: machinist — Cranky Sysadmin @ 3:29 pm

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve liked mechanical things as well as electronics. My dream was to go into college for some kind of Robotics Engineering course, but that didn’t happen. Going into adulthood, I chose to focus on electronics and then computers. Now that I’m older I’d like to finally acquire the skill of hobbyist machinist. The problem with this is that I have no tools for a machinist career. Well, now I do. I bought an “Old Iron” South Bend 9″ Model C lathe. If you’re interested in the story and pictures, read on.
A Lathe!

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