Heathaway glas lathe in the shop!

New addition to the workshop, Heathway glassblowing lathe. I got it on eBay and it took almost a month to arrange a trasport from UK here to Czech republic. But it finally came off and it is now sitting firmly on the concrete block for my future garden lab (masked as garden shed) :-D This lathe was manufactured in 1968 in UK and served all its life in a university glassblowing lab. That lab was cancelled around 2012 and the equipment was sold out.

I am currently spending all my time building the shed so that I can accomodate all the stuff here. Once it is finished I will feed You with glowing wires continuously ;-)

I plan to use that lathe for doing all the glasswork for nixie tubes..

Posted on June 16, 2013 at 15:43 by Dalibor · Permalink
In: Workshop

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  1. Written by Daniil
    on June 20, 2013 at 13:25
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    Congrads man! :)

  2. Written by balestrino
    on November 7, 2013 at 15:47
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    great! can you do also vfd?

    • Written by Dalibor
      on November 8, 2013 at 16:58
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      Hi, not yet, it would need a phosphor application technology.. Maybe one day!

  3. Written by Smokelegend
    on November 7, 2013 at 17:57
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    GREAT FIND….Wish we could find one across the pond here for our hackerspace Makerbar….

    If you know anyone willing to donate one (we are fairly new hackerspace…ie..Cash poor)…we would love to receive one!!!

    Love the Nixie Tubes!!!!

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