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I just picked up my new 7 X 10 mini lathe! Let the madness begin!
You could carefully put the LED into a drill chock with some electrical tape around the base and use some fine grade sandpaper. Just a thought.I've never heard of such an item but wondered if one could be fashioned out of a dremel?
I had been thinking about using something like this to shape the tip of an LED to look almost like a "nipple" for use as Millenium Falcon headlights and underside floodlights. Could something like that be done with your mini lathe?
I've used my dremel as a lathe several times; most recently on my current build. Your limited in the diameter of the stock you can fit in the collet obviously and I've never tried inserting an LED into one, usually I'm turning plastic rod.I've never heard of such an item but wondered if one could be fashioned out of a dremel?
That looks very cool! I may try to build one. I've thought about doing one with a drill, but this gives me some good ideas....After doing some internet searching I came across this article for building a “FONLY Lathe” for your Dremel. Named for “I could do that If-only-I-had-a-lathe”. I think this could be just the thing for many of the people here who have a dremel, but cant afford a lathe. I may build one just for fun.
um..I was looking at purchasing the same lathe.
If you can still apply a 20% off coupon to that....I would snag it! If you do not have a coupon, I can send you one. The coupon alone will pay for a quick channel tool post, which believe me you want. BUT do not buy the HF tool post.um..I was looking at purchasing the same lathe.
Yesterday, I noticed in Small Machine magazine at Barnes and Noble, there is a coupon for this lathe. $399