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Old 12-17-2012, 04:17 PM
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Very cool Rhian! Does this mean you are going into the gun building business?
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:07 PM
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have you used the digital read out much? Like the big numbers and large buttons.
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Really liking the DRO!!! I'm just learning how to use it but I really like the calculator function and then I can transfer the calculated number for the new zero in one button push then cut down to it. I think once I get on to it I'll find it indispensable!!

I'm not wanting to go big with this, don't want to turn a fun thing into to much work but we'll see were it leads
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:11 AM
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have you used the digital read out much? Like the big numbers and large buttons.
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Gary, a lot of us on this site have seen quite a few years slide by and the big numbers and large buttons get to be more attractive all of us.

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Old 12-28-2012, 12:02 PM
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Really liking the DRO!!! I'm just learning how to use it but I really like the calculator function and then I can transfer the calculated number for the new zero in one button push then cut down to it. I think once I get on to it I'll find it indispensable!!

I'm not wanting to go big with this, don't want to turn a fun thing into to much work but we'll see were it leads
once you get used to using the DRO, you'll find you can't live without it. Just speeds things up a lot. Specially when setting up shoulder lengths and cutting grooves and internal things you can't see. The one for the O.D. is nice, but just never relied on it all that much. (just enough to get me pretty close to a final finish cut.

If your new lathe didn't come with a spray mist can, then get one! I was always a flood guy till a buddy put me onto them.
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Gary, a lot of us on this site have seen quite a few years slide by and the big numbers and large buttons get to be more attractive all of us.

Gus
boy that's spot on!! I'm a young 67 years now and don't see anything like I used to twenty five years ago. I can't even read the lines on an old style vernier caliper without a magnifying glass! That God for dial and digital calipers!!! But getting back to the digital readout on that lathe. I just like the size of the numbers on it. I'm used to the ones on an Anilam and Hidenhand that are about 3/8th's inch. Those big numbers are a nice touch for us old folks!
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:11 AM
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One of these will be handy.



Full size chucks bend barrels. These will make doing barrel work easier.




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Re: Lathe finally showed!

Thanks for the pics Hired Gun, it's always interesting to see how others have set up things. I have the parts that I built for my other lathe, right now I'm turning the outboard spider. I want to get the True Bore Alignment System from SSG, to me that set up make the most sense with the least possibility of inducing any stress into the parts. I have to make the mount to secure my rotary coupler for the high pressure flush system also.
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