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Thank you!Nice lathe and slingshot too!
Not to steal your thunder but check out this abandoned lathe at a military base in NY.
I love the reflection of the camera in the handle. A mirror finish for sureHere’s about 1.5 hours worth of work put into about 8 minutes that you’ll never get back
just a quick overview of my process. My lathe I use here at home is a small tool room 109 lathe that was made in 1939. I have a fetish for old toolsView attachment 352635
Thanks, Jake! Years ago anything that was machined with a contour was done with both hands working simultaneously. Now with CNC it’s a dyeing art.Right on!! Watching you work that lathe with 2 hands makes me respect you and you builds so much more. They have that soul that a CNC build can't match!
Old tools are the bomb! The foredom would be awesome!Thanks for the video. Beautiful slingshot. I’ve always loved old tools. Probably the best I have to compare is my Foredom flexshaft from the mid 80’s lol. Still gets the job done though! I guess I do have a few West Germany items now that I think about it…. you’ve still definitely got me beat though haha
Thank you, Steve! You gotta be simple minded to do 2 things at once I thinkHey look Ma... two hands at once!! Kinda like rubbing your belly and patting your head at the same time. Nice job young man!
Thanks, Chris!I love the reflection of the camera in the handle. A mirror finish for sure
Thank you so much for your time! Appreciate it.Thanks alot for giving us all a "look behind the curtain" of how you create your amazing metal slingshots - thanks for putting that video together. Really interesting how you have to simultaneously manipulate the two cutting tool feed wheels at once - I always knew there was skill involved, but now I can truly appreciate the degree of dexterity and skill involved.
Thanks Gary! I had a feeling this might relate close to home with you! My shop has no CNC either! We have 5 lathes 3 mills and 3 of us cranking dials lol. We’re an old school shop and I love it!Ah......the smell of cutting fluid and metal chips.The Dial indicator and lathe bring back memories from my time in the shop. No CNC back then. Customer would walk into the shop ,show us a sketch of what he/she wanted. We would make a blue print,pick the metal type and start shaping, milling, turning, griding-whatever was needed. The old days! Oh BTW, great looking Slingshot Mr. Island made! Love your work!!!!