When I get the chance, I dabble in my workshop. OK, garage. However, I do have a few tools including a Myford super7B lathe, a micromill and a few other odds and ends. Mostly these get used to make small bits and pieces for my robot. Occasionally, there is some domestic repair job that helps to justify their existence. Some things get made more for the fun of making them.
Although I have information about the 7×10 minilathe, I no longer own one. However, given the am
ount of use the big lathe gets, I might sell it and go back to a more space-saving solution.
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