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Im Buying a lathe!!! suggestion on what to make?

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Im Buying a lathe!!! suggestion on what to make?

Unread postAuthor: Dave_424 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:42 am

Hey guys, just about to buy a "Chester conquest" Mini lathe it is 7" x 12"

I would just like some suggestions on what i should first make (Spudding related). I have done alot of lathe work at school so i don't really need to do a simple piece to get used to machining

I also already have a 1/4" tap so i can start as soon as it arrives

I was thinking

High pressure hammer valve

Blow forward bolt

and a mechanical 3 way valve (Valve at rest it is filling the chamber, when pulled it stops filling and vents pilot area) basically a slide check but in a trigger formation

Any other suggestions?

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Unread postAuthor: spudtyrrant » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:02 pm

blowback mechanism or a high pressure qdv with s.e.a.r,
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Unread postAuthor: Dave_424 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:12 pm

I will add that to the list haha

Decided to have a main project of making an airforce condor replica

but have some side ones for spudding parts

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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:40 pm

pistons... breeches (not the pants)... 2 stage high pressure pump... this...

"this"is <2.5" diameter and <6" long. and gives .50bmg power!!
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Unread postAuthor: Dave_424 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:58 pm

Pistons will be definate, also a blow forward breech but might leave the other two until I have more material

Just worked out that i can make a fully functioning and firing airforce condor with only £17 worth of materials

The rest I have at home (Old airgun barrel, regulated paintball tank, screws, springs, o-rings

I will make a build log for it

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Unread postAuthor: twizi » Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:38 pm

i dont think the airforce condor is regulated hpa it 3000 psi non reged i belive
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:09 pm

i say you should make me a piston, or 7. all for free! jk
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:21 pm

You'll have problems making an accurate replica of the airforce (well, if you're using 3000).. Small lathes don't have the guts to turn hard materials.
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:22 pm

Make a piston hybrid.
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Unread postAuthor: velocity3x » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:44 pm

Just be sure to get a lathe that's big enough for your future needs too. Mini lathes are cute but, you'll soon acquire a desire for fully grown parts that will surpass your mini lathes capability. Much like your first bicycle.....It was perfect at first but, soon after learning to ride you needed a bigger one. However, they're all good so enjoy.
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Unread postAuthor: Dave_424 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:54 pm

Im using a 1500psi regualted tank for consistency without loosing too mich power

I think that my choice of size is what is best for me because I don't do a lot of BIG jobs and I like doing things like pistons, airgun silencer thread adapters but also have a friend with a much bigger lathe for bigger things and have access to a full machine shop that is used to build cosworth engines

I have a hybrid in the making but need just a few fittings and gauges

You'll have problems making an accurate replica of the airforce (well, if you're using 3000).. Small lathes don't have the guts to turn hard materials.

I beg to differ, there is a video on youtube of someone on a TINY mini lathe with a good cutting tool cutting deep (0.5 - 1mm) into the head of an allen bolt which is VERY tough

I prorably would make some pistons for free but only if you supplied the materials but i'm in the UK so it would be inconvienient

Thanks for all the replys

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