Category Archives: Machine Tools / Welding

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How NOT to throw your lathe chuck key through your Porsche windshield!

Like many of you Home Shop Machinists, shop space is at a premium. My shop is located in my garage where I also store a few motorcycles and my  vintage sports car. A big fear I have is one day turning on the lathe accidentally with the chuck key still in the chuck, and flinging it across the

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POWER FEED MODIFICATION ON JET 12X36 LATHE

Power Feed Modification on JET 12X36 Lathe

I have a JET 12 X 36 BD lathe of 1985 vintage. It a wonderful lathe for the type of work I do. Mostly hobby gunsmithing and making various parts for motorcycles and expedition vehicles. When I bought the lathe in 1995 it was box stock. It had been used in the Borden Pasta factory

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