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Re: Lathes, more manual & labor intensive (=cheaper)
« Reply #75 on: December 28, 2010, 01:01:45 pm »

pmx wrote on Tue, 28 December 2010 09:57

i'd love to hear more about it steve, keep us posted!


Will do.  At this point I'm stuck in sunny Southern California as my flight back to NYC got delayed by 3 days due to the blizzard.  After that I've got a pretty decent work load to get back to - but I hope to get things moving on the lathe starting the middle of January.

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Steve Berson

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Re: Lathes, more manual & labor intensive (=cheaper)
« Reply #76 on: December 28, 2010, 03:22:36 pm »

Cool band playing the 30th in Hollywood Steve, if ya wanna go, I'll buy ya a drink!
Steve is also posting about his new rig on Lathe Trolls, for those who wanna follow closely.


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Re: Lathes, more manual & labor intensive (=cheaper)
« Reply #77 on: December 28, 2010, 10:44:34 pm »

bigaudioblowhard wrote on Tue, 28 December 2010 15:22

Cool band playing the 30th in Hollywood Steve, if ya wanna go, I'll buy ya a drink!
Steve is also posting about his new rig on Lathe Trolls, for those who wanna follow closely.


bab


Well - my flight is at 9:00pm on the 30th out of San Diego - so I greatly appreciate the invite but I'll have to take a rain check on that one!  I usually end up coming out here about once or twice a year though - and while usually all the time is taken up with hanging out with my wife's family I'll definitely be in touch before the next time out to see if I could swing a hangout time.  

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Steve Berson

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Re: Lathes, more manual & labor intensive (=cheaper)
« Reply #78 on: December 30, 2010, 06:31:47 am »

That sounds like a continuing and exciting adventure, nice story !

All the best for 2011 with the new equipment Steve.

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Re: Lathes, more manual & labor intensive (=cheaper)
« Reply #79 on: January 12, 2011, 06:21:50 pm »

Hey Steve, can you start a new thread about your lathe and give us an update?

I'm curious to see this thing come to life...
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Re: Lathes, more manual & labor intensive (=cheaper)
« Reply #80 on: January 12, 2011, 07:03:14 pm »

bblackwood wrote on Wed, 12 January 2011 18:21

Hey Steve, can you start a new thread about your lathe and give us an update?

I'm curious to see this thing come to life...


Will do.  Right now no progress to report just yet as at this point I'm just finishing the tail end of a slight back log of orders from the start of this year and have a gig this Sunday (playing cello with a 20 piece rock orchestra doing a set of David Bowie classics at LPR in the Village) which I've had some rehearsals take up some time as well - and also waiting for a couple checks to clear before purchasing the first round of needed gear (tone arm, vacuum, variac) - which should all happen next week.   In the meantime I also need to find a day to give the feedscrew and bearings a good cleaning and oiling.  

Alan Graves, a Presto lathe enthusiast who used to restore lathes (an occupation which he is now retired from) and who runs the Presto History website at http://www.televar.com/grshome/Presto.htm - contacted me as he was the one who actually fixed this lathe up some 15 years ago - and he very generously forwarded me both the operating manual for this along with the original platter to vacuum tube connector.

Still considering options for what stereo head and cutter amps to ultimately get for this - but am going to be making some more inquiries for some options starting next week as well.

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Steve Berson

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Re: Lathes, more manual & labor intensive (=cheaper)
« Reply #81 on: January 12, 2011, 07:13:21 pm »

Cool, thanks.

Following this one with great interest.
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