Are there any lathe users one here?
Keef had a lathe and a vertical mill but he hasn't answered my PM - does anybody know if he's okay? Edit: panic over, I've reached him and he's okay!
I learnt to use machine tools at college and was forever in the machine shops making and modifying motorcycle parts but I digress! I'm looking for a small-ish lathe - something like an 8" x 16" to perform general turning and both imperial and metric screw-cutting. There are a number of Chinese machines on the market and no end of Youtube videos on how to blue-print them from new to make them usable machines and I'm torn between going this route or alternately finding a second-hand Myford ML4/7/10 or some other classic English model - I'm currently considering a Zyto 7" x 16" model but I think is overpriced and spare parts will be difficult to find.
Does anybody have any advice, recommendations, comments please?