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    They are not technically mine, but I have full access to a full machine shop.
    two lathes (don't remember the makers)
    one 9 x 49 Enco milling machine
    one Browne and Sharp surface grinder
    sandblasting cabinets, welders, torches, etc, etc...

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    I have a small Machine Shop, have had it now for 35 years come June.

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    I have a JMD 18 also. Great machine but I need a power table feed. Any recommendations? New lathe in the works. I am finding that you just about need both just to make tooling to do the things you want to do on each. Currently I am forced into having a freind do lathe work and I very much want to do my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mg555
    I have a JMD 18 also. Great machine but I need a power table feed. Any recommendations? New lathe in the works. I am finding that you just about need both just to make tooling to do the things you want to do on each. Currently I am forced into having a freind do lathe work and I very much want to do my own.
    I got my table feed when I got the mill. It is an add on that mounts on the end of the table. It is better than hand cranking, but I wonder if there is something better out there. Mine consists of a gear box powered by a variable speed motor. The problem is that at low speeds, the motor doesn?t deliver enough torque (like a variable speed drill). That means I have to run the drive too fast. I usually end up with an intolerable level of chatter. Perhaps Panaceabeachbum or someone else can make a recommendation?
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    sounds like you need to upgrade motor or get a gear reduction unit

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    I have a clausing 12" and a southbend 9" and a millright by powermatic vertical mill. never have enough tooling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tailgunner
    Osama 17x60 lathe and Bridgeport mill.
    uh huh huh huh, you said osama huh huh huh

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzy the nuke
    I got my table feed when I got the mill. It is an add on that mounts on the end of the table. It is better than hand cranking, but I wonder if there is something better out there. Mine consists of a gear box powered by a variable speed motor. The problem is that at low speeds, the motor doesn?t deliver enough torque (like a variable speed drill). That means I have to run the drive too fast. I usually end up with an intolerable level of chatter. Perhaps Panaceabeachbum or someone else can make a recommendation?
    I would put some huge servo motors on it with a computer if it were mine

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    Not telling what I just finished installing as it was a huge PITB to get it all set up. Oh, yeah.... plus a small Grizzly mini mill from last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panaceabeachbum
    I would put some huge servo motors on it with a computer if it were mine
    It really kills me that you can do so much more with your mill than I can with my mill. I checked out your web page and I have to admit that stuff you do is unbelievable. I am going to have to put some servos on mine. I dont know how you feel about giving away hard earned secrets, but if you could post a tutorial on getting started in CNC machining, I for one would be grateful. If you will just get me on the trail and I'll forge on from there.
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