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    Need help with potential new lathe / mill

    Here are the rest: One thing that jumps out at me is the oil coming from the panel with the controls and over the name Grazian. Think this is normal and they just didn't clean it much?
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    Need help with potential new lathe / mill

    Thermite, I contacted a vendor on ebay about a gator 6 jaw with adapter plate and they can only do 10" but it has a 3" hole through which should get me there and it's $1200 which is not too bad. not nearly as bad as $4k from my local shop. Though I am not sure if I will be needing a back plate...
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    Need help with potential new lathe / mill

    thermite, you Sir are a wealth of information. Army? I was a sailor, but the none holding grudge kind haha. I had a friend that I apprenticed in gunsmithing back in about '10 who has since passed away but he had a Colchester with a taper spindle but I never saw him use. He also worked...
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    Need help with potential new lathe / mill

    thermite thank you so much for the advice. I will search for and read up on Cazeneuve. I had not heard of a 12 jaw either, so I will get right on reading up on that. All in though, this Graziano is looking better and better, and all I need is $4k (after speaking with a took rep) for the 6 jaw...
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    Need help with potential new lathe / mill

    thermite I'm with you on that one. I've been gunsmithing for going on a decade and I am SO tired of black guns. They require no expertise or skill to speak of, and there is very little true "fine tuning" to be done with them, so its just "change this rail" or install this trigger" etc. My...
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    Need help with potential new lathe / mill

    So it looks like I've decided to go with mill. In discussion with my machinist friends, we have come to the conclusion that it will be capable of doing the small amount of little work that I'll be doing, as well and any of the large work I can dream up. Though they're already laughing at me...
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    Need help with potential new lathe / mill

    Greetings all, I have been reading here quite a bit, and this is my first post. I just started my own business and am getting into firearms component manufacturing. I plan to do rapid prototyping, and small scale production with these machines. The mill is a Cincinnati Cinova 307-14...
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