Originally Posted by bermo
I run manual lathes and mills all the time at work.
1. What material are you cutting?
2. What diameter? Round stock, square stock, casting?
3. Tooling. Carbide or HSS?
4. 3 jaw or 4 jaw or collet or face plate?
Speeds and feeds are kind of important.
Feel free to PM me.
BTW this valve body is one of the best mods I have done, tranny is still doing just fine.
I've put more energy into learning to make chips than I sounded. I'll definitely get back with you or Frank_ster if I run into a question mark.
Have HSS right now, will switch to carbide for convenience and ease. I never know which carbide set to buy, since I've seen almost everything used to make almost anything.
Most everything will be in either the 3-jaw or 4-jaw. Would really like to find soft jaws for my Grizzly G0602, haven't even looked into that yet.