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Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 8.52.30 AMAlmost any cut, any metal, can be preformed on the Lathe, one of the most powerful tools in the machine shop. Let’s go inside….

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In this video we see the Smithy Granite 3-1 Combo Lathe. This piece is sized for the garage making it one we can all easily attain. One of many, and definitely not the only one in this size, we use the Smithy videos here to show you the basics.

They go through the basic operations and cuts from the tools. Also noted is the use of fluids in process, which will help you prolong the life of the cutting tool. If you have cut on a lathe before you probably know this and more, but it is an introduction to those who fly the page who are interested to learn the basics.

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