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Old 01-08-2017, 06:51 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Those cue lathes are truely an investment and you have to make and sell cues to afford those things. Add the inlay attachment and there is some huge $$$$. Love to get an inlay machine though. Could do so much with pens. I am going to try going about it in a different direction some day, Being I cast
True, very easy to sink a ton of money into a cue lathe. What adds up more are all the specialty tools we use made JUST for cue making, alot of times you gotta make your own tools.

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Question about a Taig for pens. I'm using a MidAmerican large bore for shafts and tinkering on butt caps...have removed bumpers and made a few cues bumperless. The taig lathe seems to be too slow for pen blank turning with a chisel. Is it? And where can a tool bar/tool rest assembly be purchased?
Can we see some of Todd or Chris' lathes set up for pens? Anyone?
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Question about a Taig for pens. I'm using a MidAmerican large bore for shafts and tinkering on butt caps...have removed bumpers and made a few cues bumperless. The taig lathe seems to be too slow for pen blank turning with a chisel. Is it? And where can a tool bar/tool rest assembly be purchased?
Can we see some of Todd or Chris' lathes set up for pens? Anyone?
I use to use my Mid America lathe all the time to make pens until I got another dedicated wood lathe. Not a pen set up in it, but I put the slide tool rest on there so you could see what it looks like. If you just get on ebay and type TAIG in the search bar, you can usually find other "attachments" that don't necessarily apply to cue making but still expand the possibilities of your Taig lathe.



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Question about a Taig for pens. I'm using a MidAmerican large bore for shafts and tinkering on butt caps...have removed bumpers and made a few cues bumperless. The taig lathe seems to be too slow for pen blank turning with a chisel. Is it? And where can a tool bar/tool rest assembly be purchased?
Can we see some of Todd or Chris' lathes set up for pens? Anyone?
I use to use my Mid America lathe all the time to make pens until I got another dedicated wood lathe. Not a pen set up in it, but I put the slide tool rest on there so you could see what it looks like. If you just get on ebay and type TAIG in the search bar, you can usually find other "attachments" that don't necessarily apply to cue making but still expand the possibilities of your Taig lathe.



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I'm giving thought to a Cue Pen. Polished stainless collar for the joint. An iPhone stylus would represent the bumper. Woods....CocoB and Maple. Maybe a wrap.
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Question about a Taig for pens. I'm using a MidAmerican large bore for shafts and tinkering on butt caps...have removed bumpers and made a few cues bumperless. The taig lathe seems to be too slow for pen blank turning with a chisel. Is it? And where can a tool bar/tool rest assembly be purchased?
Can we see some of Todd or Chris' lathes set up for pens? Anyone?
I use to use my Mid America lathe all the time to make pens until I got another dedicated wood lathe. Not a pen set up in it, but I put the slide tool rest on there so you could see what it looks like. If you just get on ebay and type TAIG in the search bar, you can usually find other "attachments" that don't necessarily apply to cue making but still expand the possibilities of your Taig lathe.



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I've been using a cue smith lately. Designed for pool cues but works great for pens. I think it was about 700$. I'll try and ask my friend for the link.
There are a bunch of good recommendations here too.


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Are you turning between center or mandrel/bushing. I would buy a live Jacobs chuck for the tail stock and simply chuck up with the 4 jaw headstock chuck. Would use a mandrel from the spindle lathe. Does this sound reasonable. How are you turning pen blanks? Thanks

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Your original question can be answered ,remove the motor instal a three phase larger motor under with variable speed control. Easy breezy.

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