A few tools made with the lathe and it's amortised, more if I must import them from USA. And I miss machining what I design, miss it a lot. As I said in another thread, I have more fun designing, building, testing ant optimising tools, than the actual act of launching the fireworks. So if I save a little here, and a little more there, I can purchase better tools for my lathe now.
Returning to the topic at hand... Some time along next week I should finish a prototype for a tube rolling machine. Focus is in the use of readily available materials and typical power tools everyone can have easy access to, so it should work with big tolerances. Also, uniformity and reproductibility of the results. If it's not an absolute disaster, I will make the plans available (Sorry, in metric) Plan is it should work for anything from 10mm ID to 35mm OD.
Edited by Baldor, 11 July 2017 - 02:20 PM.