Anyone with a Lathe or access to one?

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justanotherpete
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Anyone with a Lathe or access to one?

Postby justanotherpete » 04 Jun 2014, 16:59

One of the parts for the club's 6" reflector, the proposed focuser draw-tube, this bit...

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...needs to be skimmed internally down to lip you can see in this picture...

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so that this...

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eyepiece adapter will fit into it.

So if anyone in the club has a lathe, or has access to one through a friend or work and would like to help out, please pm me through this site, or just reply below.

Thanks muchly
Pete

Alderney99
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Location: 'ra Bay

Re: Anyone with a Lathe or access to one?

Postby Alderney99 » 05 Jun 2014, 12:12

Pete, a former colleague has a small electronics/mechanical light fabrication business in Dunfermline and has all sorts of kit.

Want me to ask him?

IJ

justanotherpete
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Location: Rosyth

Re: Anyone with a Lathe or access to one?

Postby justanotherpete » 05 Jun 2014, 18:32

Yes please Iain :)
Thanks
Pete

Alderney99
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Re: Anyone with a Lathe or access to one?

Postby Alderney99 » 21 Jun 2014, 22:34

Pete - will call you on Sunday
IJ

justanotherpete
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Re: Anyone with a Lathe or access to one?

Postby justanotherpete » 26 Jun 2014, 18:14

Sorted - many thanks :)

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