"One Perfect Part at a Time"


Information directed toward the “The Hobbyist Machine Store”
The store now maintains its own Blog.

Toolin’ Along

Proxxon PD400I have it! I just received the Proxxon PD400 mini-lathe. Here it is setting on the workbench. The Dr. Pepper can is placed there just as a size reference.

This machine is a very high quality Austrian made machine tool. I am currently working on a “First Look” report for THMS including lots of close up pictures. Test running will come later.

This machine runs a 100mm (4 inch) chuck which gives it great home shop useability. My Lathemaster for example is also a 4 inch chuck.

For now let me just say this is a very serious hobby lathe. For its size it is top of the line in fit, finish and power. The ONLY plastic is the switch and crank knobs, tailpost lock handle and the black gear/belt cover on the left end. Only polly V belts and steel gears reside within the end cover.

Watch for the “First Look” report. You might have to find your socks after you read it!

~ Dan’l

Good Deal

I am kicking off the start-up of The Hobbyist Machine Store. To get some names on the customer list I am offering a limited time oportunity. There is a post over in the TEDEX Forum under the THMStore forum heading explaining everything. Non BBS members will have to join to see what it is all about. I won’t go into detail again here.

I also need someone with a standard mini-mill who wants to convert to all steel gears. For that lucky single person I have a truely great offer.

I am beginning to wish I had more time to spend in the shop and also working on the store items. I don’t have the time, so some people could and will benefit from my current generosity as I get up to speed.

However, I know where my bread is buttered. My real job pays the bills and so gets most of my attention. I’ll trade some profit for volume on the new store for the early customers… for awhile anyway. Don’t miss this one.


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