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This is about the combination of two interests, Radio Control vehicles and Science Fiction models. Its also about vehicle design. The models have to satisfy two main precepts.

1. The vehicles have to work, ie be driveable, but not nescessarily win any races or rock crawling competitions.

2. The main thing is that they have to look cool.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Mini Lathe

I got a new toy. After moaning about the small size of my Unimat 3 lathe for some years I found a 7X14 Seig C3 lathe on Gumtree nearby where I live and went and had a look at it. It was set up for CNC with two stepper motors attached as well as the control boards and power supply etc. Now I don't really have much call for multiples of the same parts so luckily for me the owner still had all the original bits that were stripped off for the CNC conversion.
I got it home and started to clean and rebuild it back to original spec. I had to order some extra accessories such as a drill chuck and some cutting tools. I still want to get a 4 jaw chuck, a cam lock tailstock kit and a few other things in the future but I am pretty happy with it. You can see how much bigger it is than my Unimat 3 in the photo below. The C3 is classed as a mini lathe, I guess the Unimat must be a micro lathe.

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