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Quick and simple tach project

When I bought my mini lathe, one of the first things I noticed is that there is a port on the control panel for a tachometer. Unfortunately, the official tach costs about $127 and looks like this. I decided that since the port was already there and the tach just plugged right in, the signal [...]

Working with metal

I recently decided to upgrade my home shop a bit with some metal working tools. I bought a 6″ bench grinder, a metal-cutting band saw and a 7×16 mini lathe. I’ve also been looking around at all the various options for mini lathes and I’ve mostly decided on one particular brand. Unfortunately, it isn’t in [...]