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First Question for the shop
« on: January 09, 2007, 05:44:48 PM »
Question: Hhow do you make a CUBE on a lathe????

You know a cube like a dice, and you can only use the lathe.

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Re: First Question for the shop
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007, 12:37:03 AM »

Start with square stock and face off a chunk as long as the piece is wide:)  C'mon Rich, we need somethiung harder than this!

Just messing with ya, I'm sure there is a real answer.  My only real thought is to start with round stock.  You'd need a 4 jaw chuck.  Cut a length of round stock, flip it in the chuck 90 degrees, face it off, flip 180 degrees, face again, flip 90...etc...till you have 6 faced sides of equal I close?  As you can probably tell I know little or nothing about using a metal lathe, ask me how to make a set of Crosman grips from wood, more my speed:)



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Re: First Question for the shop
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007, 04:27:10 AM »
I forgot you start with a ROUND BALLl !!

This make it harder ? but you get it.