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    Default Lathe/Mill questions...

    i personally dont know anything about them. id love to know more, but im more of the hands on type. i was wondering if i was to get one is it something i would be able to fumble around with and sorta teach myself through playing with it and asking questions online? or would buying one with no experience be amazingly retarded and i should stay away before i loose some fingers?


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    Quote Originally Posted by scheistermeister
    or would buying one with no experience be amazingly retarded
    I was retarded.

    But now I's be da xpert.

    It only cost about a grand in broken tools and mangled work.
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    how easy are the tools to break? usually after i break the first one i become super parinoid im going to break something else and become very delicate with things.

    but a grand in mangled work/tools isnt that bad for the freedom to learn on your own time and work on what you want to and learn what you want to


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    If you are interested, why not sign up for a course at Great Oaks Vo Ed School.
    Everyone had you pegged.

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    get yourself a book on ebay on how to use a lathe and go for it..just don't wear any loose clothing around it, and don't forget your saftey glasses..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Custer
    If you are interested, why not sign up for a course at Great Oaks Vo Ed School.
    class times would conflict with college classes. it would be something i could tinker with at 3am or any other time i couldnt sleep. which brings me to my next question...

    how loud are they?


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    Mine ranges from fairly quiet to loud as hell depending on what I'm doing.

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    Most shops require guys to wear ear protection so I am assuming you are over 80-85 decibels.
    Everyone had you pegged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Custer
    Most shops require guys to wear ear protection so I am assuming you are over 80-85 decibels.
    how loud is a demel when grinding and cutting on a bent flat?

    if its about that or lower i would be able to get away with using it at 3 am and not waking up anyone else in the house... but id have to have it in my bedroom... i guess i could move me dresser into another room and put it next to my press


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    I will confess I don't know how to evaluate a lathe or milling machine in a bedroom.
    Everyone had you pegged.

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