Not sure where this thread should go. Anyway, have any of you guys had any experience with a Sherline lathe, or know anything about them? I may have a chance to pick up a used one fairly cheap. Thanks,
Last Edit: Feb 8, 2013 23:36:19 GMT -6 by ProQuest
Thanks, you've answered my question. I really just wanted to know if they are any good, and from what you said, I take it they are. If I buy it, I will probably have many more questions. To be continued . . .
More questions. I bought the lathe. Bed looks good, some cosmetic flaws, no idea what shape the mechanical parts are in. Came with zero resettable hand wheels, but no tooling. So, here's the questions: What tooling do I need to turn wheels, and where can I get them cheap? Any help is appreciated.
Last Edit: Feb 9, 2013 12:53:06 GMT -6 by ProQuest
I would be glad to help you out with all the knowledge that I have gained while perfecting the wheels that I sell. There are certain things that you can that will help make your wheels much better.
I would suggest that you go to the local scout store and purchase around 50 sets to start. This way you have a lot of material on hand to start ruining. LOL. It takes a little bit of work to be able to cut really nice wheels. Also doing it by hand takes a steady hand and some luck. With the CNC it will do it the same way each time, so my scrap is a lot lower.
Other will debate with me what makes a good wheel, but it is hard to debate the results of my wheels on the track. Those that are running them are doing very well with them! I know shameless plug! LOL!