Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

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Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

Post by earlgo » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:12 pm

My flexible lamp may have cost more but it works for me. Coolant Loc-line, extension cord, lamp receptacle, LED lamp, floor flange, angle iron and a tuna can.
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There is a similar one on my Delta T&C grinder.
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Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

Post by Glenn Brooks » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:37 pm

NP317 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:29 am
I just ordered one from Amazon.
There are several available in the same configuration, but I chose one with the flexible gooseneck covered with silicon tubing, like yours.
That and the black colored parts should work better in my shop environment.
Costs a bit more, but still a good deal. < $20 (US).

Thanks for your good idea, Glenn.
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Thanks Russ, yes, I like them a lot. Thinking about picking up a couple more and mounting them at my work benchs to do detailed work - close up welding etc.

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Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

Post by Kay_B » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:39 am

NP317 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:29 am
I just ordered one from Amazon.
There are several available in the same configuration, but I chose one with the flexible gooseneck covered with silicon tubing, like yours.
That and the black colored parts should work better in my shop environment.
Costs a bit more, but still a good deal. < $20 (US).

Thanks for your good idea, Glenn.
RussN
Will you show a photo later of what quality the instruments will come? How reliable and durable the device really is. I myself decided to equip the work area, but I will do it in the garage. So far, I'm deciding what tools I need and what budget can be allocated for this.

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Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

Post by NP317 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:22 am

The LED light I received is Chinese made, with a rocker switch and light gauge power cord, on magnetic base.
Quality should be fine, with the ability to withstand my intended use.
Here is the link to Amazon for that light:

https://www.amazon.com/Sewing-Machine-F ... 15&sr=8-10

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Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

Post by Kay_B » Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:57 am

I am considering buying a small lathe for home use. This thought came after reading this article. Of course, I'm not sure if the article is perfect, but the idea is not bad! After all, you can do so much work on a lathe! And it's better than scratching by hand with a file or sandpaper. And then also look for a workshop where the necessary work will be done.

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Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

Post by curtis cutter » Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:10 am

Kay_B wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:57 am
I am considering buying a small lathe for home use. This thought came after reading this article. Of course, I'm not sure if the article is perfect, but the idea is not bad! After all, you can do so much work on a lathe! And it's better than scratching by hand with a file or sandpaper. And then also look for a workshop where the necessary work will be done.
I am having a little trouble wrapping my head around the chuck being on the right side in the article picture.
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Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

Post by Harold_V » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:42 pm

curtis cutter wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:10 am
I am having a little trouble wrapping my head around the chuck being on the right side in the article picture.
You are not alone.
The only thing that makes sense is that the photo originated from a negative, which was reversed.
Or, perhaps, it was mirrored (electronically) inadvertently.

In any case, to see the headstock where the tailstock belongs defies everything I know about lathes.

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Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

Post by liveaboard » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:52 am

As far as we seem to know, every lathe ever made has the chuck on the left.
Which raises the question; why?

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Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

Post by pete » Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:20 am

Some of it might be tradition, but probably always on the left for the head stock because about 90% of the population are right hand dominant. It just works out better for more right handed people. I'm left handed when doing anything that requires some precision, but I'd find a reversed lathe pretty weird to operate.

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Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

Post by Glenn Brooks » Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:25 am

The picture of a small Grizzly (?) half way down the article shows the model number backwards. So looks like most all the photos are reversed - flipped over right to left - possibly by whoever laid out the art work. Very odd indeed!

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Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

Post by rmac » Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:24 pm

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Re: Setting up a basement workshop (ideas wanted)

Post by liveaboard » Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:53 pm

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