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david pierce
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Paul,
The Sincere is a regular 8mm geneva style lathe and will take the same 8mm accessories as his Peerless, once the American standard drawbar is installed. In the previous blog I was refering to actually turning a gear blank on a milling machine using a rotary table and an endmill. It will work for flat pieces but not for shafts. A decent size lathe like the one you have will turn a blank a lot more quickly but it can also be done on a mill as well. As far as a long shaft goes, a lathe is certainly the best choice if not the only choice.
david

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