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    Default Vintage Pixie Miniature Lathe

    Hi, I am relatively new to the site & am helping my father downsize...my father is in his 80's & has a vintage Pixie Miniature Hobby Lathe for sale(pls see pix)...unfortunately he never got around to using this hobby lathe...we would like to see his collectable pieces go to people who know what they are & can use & appreciate them...if someone within the community is interested in purchasing or knows of someone who is, pls let me know...my email is [email protected] for your help
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    Information on the Pixie: Pixi Miniature Lathe

    It is not a machine for professionals. Rules READ BEFORE POSTING

    Larry

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    I dunno Larry,

    Someone might want it as a desk ornament or waiting room decor!

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    How much for it? Shoot me a message

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevj View Post
    I dunno Larry,

    Someone might want it as a desk ornament or waiting room decor!
    A ManSon or DuoLathe is much better suited for ornamental uses, as opposed to ornamental turning.

    Larry

    ManSon manson-2.jpg Duolathe duolathe-1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by L Vanice View Post
    A ManSon or DuoLathe is much better suited for ornamental uses, as opposed to ornamental turning.

    Larry

    ManSon manson-2.jpg Duolathe duolathe-1.jpg
    A good base model for converting to a miniature of a Monarch (sorta).

    Some nice deco aluminum, and fake out a couple extra charts and such...

    Cute little things! Shockingly expensive, unless you find one at a garage sale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevj View Post
    A good base model for converting to a miniature of a Monarch (sorta).
    I want to know how you are going to get the vacuum tubes into that :-)

    Steve

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    hi, sent a pm to Daughty ...thx

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    and if things don't work out with Daughty, you might post over here: Forums -

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    I want to know how you are going to get the vacuum tubes into that :-)

    Steve
    A couple purple LED's should do the trick!

    Just need that Royal Purple Glow, not the power handling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    I want to know how you are going to get the vacuum tubes into that :-)

    Steve
    Meahh.. they are only triggered diodes, not beam-power-pentodes.

    That breed have existed down to about the size of a barleycorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevj View Post
    A couple purple LED's should do the trick!

    Just need that Royal Purple Glow, not the power handling.
    Naw....scrapyard printer steppers and Mach 3....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    I want to know how you are going to get the vacuum tubes into that :-)

    Steve
    Nuvistors, of course!

    Nuvistor - Wikipedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by L Vanice View Post
    Information on the Pixie: Pixi Miniature Lathe

    It is not a machine for professionals. Rules READ BEFORE POSTING

    Larry
    I always wondered what Harbor Freight copied to make their mini lathes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    I always wondered what Harbor Freight copied to make their mini lathes....
    The old-style machines for cutting door keys wasn't it?

    The larger Asian lathes copied the "slab-sided" LeBlond Regals and Colchesters.
    Or maybe it was the other way 'round?

    Anyhoo... never trust a trapezoidal lathe to make ROUND objects if the makers don't even know how to make curves in a foundry pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    Anyhoo... never trust a trapezoidal lathe to make ROUND objects if the makers don't even know how to make curves in a foundry pattern.
    A foundry was involved ?....


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