Parts you’ve made on your lathe


Someone stole the lid off my Yeti. I did the engraving on my mill.

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Here are a couple different parts I’ve made lately on my 8L.
The small plungers are made from titanium and the bolt knob is aluminum. When I get some spare time I have a few different Christmas ornaments in mind.



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Very nice! I actually had a fire start in my machine when making a titanium wedding band. I keep a fire extinguisher close when turning titanium now.

Titanium is very intimidating at first. It’s a tough and springy material. Keep plenty of coolant on it and don’t take to light of cut so you get a little thicker chip(less likely to heat up)

I have a project in mind for magnesium but I’m not quite ready to tackle it yet

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Hey @Donald_Foote - are any of these Holiday gifts? If so you could enter them in the Holiday Gift contest by adding the tag holiday-gift.

The container with lid was a birthday present for my sister.

Continuing the discussion from Parts you’ve made on your lathe:

Pretty much everything is for the line of suppressors I am starting up.



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Here are a couple more things that the 8L has cranked out lately. This was the first time knurling on it. It took a little bit to find the right feeds and speeds but it was very noticeable when I found the sweet spot.


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Nice work, it appears the 8L is very capable within its boundaries.

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@Chris_Zajic care to share those feeds and speeds as a starting point? I know a bunch of people are curious and knurling on the 8l and I hope to dive into it at some point but having a starting point would be super helpful.

Hey Davie,
Here is a picture of the feeds and speeds off of Pathpilot. I didn’t play with them a whole lot but they seamed to work pretty well.
I’m also using a scissor type knurler to reduce pressure on the tool post along with convex knurls . With 25TPI knurls I’m clamping about .0175. I also leave .100 of extra stock and cut a good chamfer so it starts easily along with running the coolant.
I hope this helps.


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Yes. That helps a lot. I have a few projects on my list that will need knurling. Right now they are towards the bottom of the list but I will report back when I give it a go. Thanks



A coworker purchased 2 Angry Duck hood ornaments. He wanted to display them and asked me to make a couple pedestals. He didn’t care what they looked like. These are what I made on the 15L.

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Angry Duck on his pedestal

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Just some parts over the years.
These are ‘added length’ fittings for a setrab oil cooler. The tricky ‘high pucker’ op was getting the axial recessed groove for the o-ring.


and always looks better in black ano:

These are restrictors for the Rotrex on the 2000 Miata:

This was fuel flow valve part for a vintage McLaren Can_AM car at Sonoma Raceway. This had axial grooving and a radial dovetail o-ring groove.:

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Nice, love contouring on the lathe

This is a replacement for a plastic piece on a pressure washer water inlet. The original was made from plastic and kept being broken. Hopefully this will last longer.

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Nice broach work. The pilot on all the broaches I use leaves a slight rounded impression on the flats of the internal hex.

Must be a thing with power washer. Here is a part I turned on the 8L for ours. Its off the carbonator and the factory one had a pin hole and was leaking gas.

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