Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
REAL BIG LATHE!!!

Dick Hines
>I was working in the Newport News Shipyard yesterday and went into the shop where they turn the prop shafts for the ships. Ther were 2 lathes that had to be 40 Ft. or better long. One of them had a face plate that was 6' across. I did not see the name on the lathes as I was on the third floor and they were on the first.

Now a lathe that would do spindles 40' X 6" is one big lathe. I hope I get to see one of them at work ont of these days.

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