Sunday, May 15

More lathe fun

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While not obvious in the photo, the lathe is running at about 200 rpm. Notice that the hand on the dial indicator is barely a blur. This is because the brass rod in the four jaw chuck has been centered to about .0007 or within 7 ten thousanths of an inch, or as the old timers would put it 7 tenths. This is actually pretty damn good for a lathe of this quality and probably represents the limits of concentricity in the rod itself.

In any event, time to make something.