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  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
New Modeling Tools
Posted by Tracy B on Monday, January 01, 2018 4:19 PM

I thought seeing what modelers have added to their arsenal of tools lately. I had a dear Uncle that I spent a lot of time with pass away in August. He was a clockmaker in his retired years. I used to watch him make the most precision parts on his Unimat lathe. I was honored and choked up when his family presented me his lathe after his death. I don't harbor ANY illusions that I'll ever be as good with it as he was, but I get satisfaction every time I look at it, knowing all the hours he spent working with it! 





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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Monday, January 01, 2018 4:32 PM

Hmmm, that lathe sounds interesting and I'm sure in time you'll be able to make parts to your satisfaction on that machine. I haven't used a lathe since the early 60's and it was a wood lathe in my high school woodshop class. Be sure to wear the proper eye protection, or better yet a full face mask.

High octane

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Posted by mini man on Monday, January 01, 2018 5:14 PM

I would love to find an English wheel in 24th for bodywork.




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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, January 01, 2018 8:24 PM
I miss that certain 'background odour' from lathe work ! thin oil & swarf . *Sigh* I've worked with lathes , drills and most types of power tools all my life , its in the blood ( Should be more careful LOL !) I've just brought an Archemedes screw drill which takes " UP TO a one m.m. drill bit . " I have a tungsten 0.5mm bit for it . I might do plug wires on a micro machines dragster ????
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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 8:01 AM

With a decent lathe you could make one. Wink

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 9:59 AM

That is really cool that you got your uncles lathe.  I suggest keeping your eyes open for Gerald Wingrove's book on the Unimat.  The prices are through the roof right now, but they turn up now and then with realistic prices.  Good luck and let us know what happens.

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 6:12 PM


With a decent lathe you could make one. Wink


Yes....But a wheel costs around £300 while a lathe costs £800+Laugh




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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Monday, July 09, 2018 7:18 AM

Reported as SPAM.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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Posted by TonyO on Monday, July 09, 2018 7:20 AM

I've already reported 4 posts this morning...Angry

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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Saturday, September 08, 2018 3:53 AM

Tracy B, I have a Unimat 4 that I bought a few years ago and found it to be a very nice little machine to use. The Unimats up to the Unimat 3 were made in Austria and the ones after were made in Taiwan I believe. The Wingrove book on Unimat Lathe Projects is worth getting for the useful tools that he shows being made. The 4 way tool post from his design that I made is a permanent feature on my machine as it saves so much time by simply being able to rotate a tool into position, as opposed to changing a tool every time on a single tool post.

Anyone contemplating buying a miniature lathe needs only to look on the web. Sherline make a very nice little lathe that is made in the US, and there are others both new and second hand that can be bought.

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Posted by harmonxjim33 on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:43 AM

You may never be as good as your uncle but you can be an awesome clockmaker in the future too if you practice a lot. really scary games


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