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    Hello all... back from the weekend. I believe...

    Hello all... back from the weekend.

    I believe it's safe to say that I consider myself schooled. It's clear that the overwhelming majority of machinists here believe the route to take within my...
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    Let's point out the elephant in the room.... ...

    Let's point out the elephant in the room....

    As I mentioned in my initial post, I am a skilled woodworker. I got my start out of necessity... I was building my own home and decided to build all my...
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    Best Case Scenario: $1500-2000 Worst Case...

    Best Case Scenario: $1500-2000
    Worst Case Scenario: $5000 All In

    I would like to stay around Best Case Scenario even if it means getting by with a less than stellar machine, putting back money...
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    Quantities can be as low as a set of 4. But, I...

    Quantities can be as low as a set of 4. But, I will likely produce 20+ of each peg style to have extra in inventory.
    All the brands you suggest look like fantastic machines. But, as I mentioned in...
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    Thank you for the insight on knurlers. I will...

    Thank you for the insight on knurlers. I will look further into scissor knurlers. Unfortunately, I don't feel I have time to locate, acquire and likely repair older equipment. I've gone down this...
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    Quantities.... 4 being a minimum as that quantity...

    Quantities.... 4 being a minimum as that quantity is required for a full set. Length... 4" max. Finished products range from 31mm-44mm in diameter. With my limited knowledge, I understand it would be...
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    Anodizing is a definitely a bonus and a something...

    Anodizing is a definitely a bonus and a something I've not included due to my already high costs. But, I would absolutely agree that if I were doing the machining, anodizing would be great to know...
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    Mike, thank you for the quick reply. I should...

    Mike, thank you for the quick reply. I should clarify that the quantity of products is largely the problem... IE I don't sell enough for it to even be considered a viable business model HA! But, I do...
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    Advice/Help Needed For New Lathe Purchase

    Hello, I am a new member who is seeking qualified advice from the members here.

    Background:
    I own a BMX brand which sells small quantities of BMX Pegs. Previously, I had sourced all machining...
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