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What can I say that hasn't already been said? You know it's good equipment when you can't wait to turn to test it. These are all solid pieces of machinery. In addition to his usual offerings I also requested a couple of custom tools, and these were done to spec with a minimum of fuss. He knew exactly what I was wanting and cleared up ambiguity efficiently. The order was completed quickly, even during the bash and holiday weekend. Very pleased with the whole endeavor. Thanks, Rick!
 
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What can I say that hasn't already been said? You know it's good equipment when you can't wait to turn to test it. These are all solid pieces of machinery. In addition to his usual offerings I also requested a couple of "custom tools", and these were done to spec with a minimum of fuss. He knew exactly what I was wanting and cleared up ambiguity efficiently. The order was completed quickly, even during the bash and holiday weekend. Very pleased with the whole endeavor. Thanks, Rick!
Wait!! Custom Tools? You can't leave us hanging like that! :eek: :biggrin:

What did you get?
 
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Ha, they're nothing fancy; I wasn't trying to hold out. :)

The first is a "square shank" dead center, so I don't have to remove my chuck with pen jaws to start TBC. It just slides on in. Second is a tailstock locknut, because the round one that comes stock doesn't have enough surface area beneath the ways to prevent slippage while pressing pens. Guess that's a known issue on these mini lathes.
 

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Ha, they're nothing fancy; I wasn't trying to hold out. :)

The first is a "square shank" dead center, so I don't have to remove my chuck with pen jaws to start TBC. It just slides on in. Second is a tailstock locknut, because the round one that comes stock doesn't have enough surface area beneath the ways to prevent slippage while pressing pens. Guess that's a known issue on these mini lathes.

John Greene fan? My daughter has that same sticker on her Chromebook :)


Also, I noticed the sheet with your micromesh grits. If you have the pads, take a fine Sharpie and write 1-9 on the edge according to their grit. Then you can easily identify them and keep them in order :)
 

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I am. His Crash Course on World History came during a pretty impressionable time in my life and I'm thankful he broadened my thinking on so many matters. Your daughter has good taste. :biggrin:

And heh, thanks for the tip. My MM is already labeled with a series of dots; I just haven't found the "perfect" sticker to replace that chart yet!
 

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I don't mind. Both items were $30, so I'd guess anywhere between $10-20 for it individually if you ask him. Money well spent imo. The sliding almost cost me a very precious blank; now it's not going anywhere.
 
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