Project cnc lathe

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Last weekend I picked up a 14x40 harbor freight wood lathe with some stepper motors and control board,very crudely put together and semi functional,for $100. No software to actually run it. Brought it up to my dad yesterday,and the rebuilding has begun. E6C535B0-3980-4FCF-8B54-A973E81B90F1.jpeg

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Troy, was that one down in, or near, Sleepy Eye, by chance? If so, it was for sale for some time. I remember looking at a listing for it some time ago before we moved but the asking price was well beyond the $100 you paid for it. For $100, I'd have probably gone to look at it too...
 

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:popcorn: looking forward to seeing what you do with it, projects like that are beyond me....
 

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Troy, was that one down in, or near, Sleepy Eye, by chance? If so, it was for sale for some time. I remember looking at a listing for it some time ago before we moved but the asking price was well beyond the $100 you paid for it. For $100, I'd have probably gone to look at it too...
Yes it was in sleepy eye,he wanted $200 a while back. Dropped his price to $100. His assembly was crude to say the least.
 

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Yes it was in sleepy eye,he wanted $200 a while back. Dropped his price to $100. His assembly was crude to say the least.
When I first saw it listed - some time ago, at least 6 or 8 months ago, if not more - he was asking $500 for it! :shok:

His assembly certainly is crude, but I'll be looking forward to seeing what you are able to do with it.
 

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When I first saw it listed - some time ago, at least 6 or 8 months ago, if not more - he was asking $500 for it! :shok:

His assembly certainly is crude, but I'll be looking forward to seeing what you are able to do with it.
Wow,I didn’t see it at that price. My dad is working on it,I’ll help out a bit but my dad is the brains of this operation.
 

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I was hoping there would be more to report by now,this was my dads first idea,he kind of got it working but didn’t like it so he’s onto idea number 2.

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Here is what I think will be the way it’s going to be,some fine tuning still to do. He beefed up the bottom with some square tubing,it had a flat piece there before but the whole thing would bow up in the middle and throw off the alignment of the tail and headstock.

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A Little more progress,it runs on my dads computer,so I’ll be getting a laptop dedicated to it,hopefully not to much longer and It still needs some fine tuning.

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Very Cool!

Do you have projects in mind, or is it just a really cool new tool with which to explore?
 

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A little of both,Started off as,for a$100 what the hell,and now has morphed into,hmmmmm I could do this or this or this or........
 
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