View Full Version : Recomendations for lathe to Retro Fit CNC

08-09-2007, 05:21 AM

Newbie member, so I hope I am posting in the right area.

I am in the UK and need to get a new lathe to convert to CNC. I was looking at a lathe about the size of a Myford Super 7, single phase, and preferably of a type that somebody on the forum has converted and give me guidence on the convertion.

I have previously converted a Taig Mill - But that is my only experience.

Anybody help a hobbiest?


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08-10-2007, 07:50 AM
Check the magazine "Home Shop Machinist". There are a number of hobby lathes listed there that already are or can be CNC retrofitted.

On particulartly popular lathe is the Sherline although I don't know if it will be adequate in size for you.

08-11-2007, 02:42 AM
Many Thanks for the reply

It seems that I can apply for back issues on the Atlas lathe conversion, but I dont know this lathe, or its availability in the UK.

Sherline is a little small for my needs, any other suggestions?