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Author Topic: Lathe Operator in central CT  (Read 903 times)

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Lathe Operator in central CT
« on: July 31, 2017, 06:51:44 PM »

I need a pin turned down from 0.75" to 0.74".
The piece has centering indents on either end.  Cash and carry. Any leads appreciated.



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Re: Lathe Operator in central CT
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 06:03:35 PM »
I think it would be easier to start from scratch with bar stock. But if you find someone to do it they would know best.
You could take a stab at it yourself with a dremel tool and some emery cloth. Just chuck it up and spin it in the emery.
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Re: Lathe Operator in central CT
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 06:33:23 PM »
Try maybe trade schools, not sure if machine shops would take on a job for 1 piece.

If no luck, try a bigger hammer, .01 isn't much with a 5 pound sledge.

*** call jojos and ask as Jody is great on a lathe
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Re: Lathe Operator in central CT
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 06:57:02 PM »
Thanks guys. The diameter of the piece is about 1" so it's not easily chucked into anything. I've got plenty of files so might just try to work slowly and try to get it cylindrical and not take off too much. I'll reach out to Jody and if no good, probably wait until September and try the town's metalshop class or the aero tech school in Hartford.