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John Smith

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#1 posted 09-22-2020 03:24 AM

AJ – sorry I never took many photos of my turnings but here are a few for now.
all done on my HF lathe that is about 15 years old (my second one – the first one
I put over 20 years on it – and never had any issues with either of them).

and yes, the brass, aluminum and stainless heads were also turned on the same HF lathe.

and when I was doing work for the military, I turned dozens of prototype and pattern
disks for award plaques. I turned the the 6” round disk out of mahogany then cut all the
graphic elements out by hand and glued them up in layers. I purchased the small plastic
letters and glued them on individually. then I made a silicone rubber mold and mass produced
the plaques by the hundreds for the military commands. (that was good money right there).
some plaques were 12, 18, 24 and 36” diameter. pretty big for an old HF lathe.


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