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  1. I'm 77 but I got my first lathe when I was 16, a Myford S7 with which I machined castings for my first mill.
    I raced motorcycles in my youth (where did that go?) and my machining efforts were making parts for the bikes. That has not changed much except that now I race classic motorcycles. That is what they now call the bikes that I raced back in the day.

    My main machine tools are a CNC Bridgeport mill (CNCed from new) which I bought off a mate when I lived in the US for 3 years, and a JET 12 x 40 lathe which I have just converted to electronic control, not full CNC but close to it with ball screws whilst retaining manual operation albeit fly-by-wire. Then there are the usual drill presses, and several homemade tools like band saw, press, T&C grinder, etc.

    BTW. I live in Spain but I grew up in the land of Oz. Moved to the UK to race in the Isle of Man. Didn't like living in the UK so moved to Spain.

    Here is a Youtube playlist with some details of the latest "near" CNC build on my lathe.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...JVwwFANxyTc2Kj
    and one showing various other workshop stuff; https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...O1hdmUIYO28Def

    Here is a pic. of the mill that I built 60 years ago, it has followed me around the world.

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    Which I turned into a T&C grinder 2 or 3 years ago;

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    Lives in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Days Ago Has been a member for 2-3 years. Has a total post count of 12. Received thanks 1 times, giving thanks to others 2 times.
    Hi Tony,
    Nice videos, Looking at building a vac chuck for myself so thanks for the tips.
    Keep the good work up and it would be good to see the motorbike modifications.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by RnD View Post
    Hi Tony,
    Nice videos, Looking at building a vac chuck for myself so thanks for the tips.
    Keep the good work up and it would be good to see the motorbike modifications.
    Here is a video of the vac chuck, how it was made and how it works.



    A follow on vid.



    There is motorbike stuff on my website https://motochassis.com

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