Projects on my Speedway 7x12 Bench Lathe

Note Well!
I am not a professional machinist, nor have I ever been one.  Prior to purchasing this lathe, I had used a metal cutting lathe precisely once in my life, for about two hours; that was in 1980, and the lathe I used then was a monster compared to this small, inexpensive machine tool.  Don't take anything written here as a recommendation -- in a machine shop, I'm not qualified to recommend anything other than following the manufacturer's instructions and seeking competent advice.

First Project: a simple boring bar holder

Mandrel to mount a small circular saw blade for slitting

(under contruction)

Replacement body for a cheap hole cutter

(under construction)

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