#CKP History Vol.4
Today's #CKPChistory is a little different: Chris King's first lathe purchase. In the late summer of 1976, with a $1,800 loan, he purchased his first machine, a used HESTIKA turret lathe. Installed in the garage hallway of his home in Santa Barbara, California, Chris used both the lathe and the vertical mill in his neighbor's basement, as well as a few With some extra work, we built all the early headsets. And this lathe machine has the record of being the machine tool that has been used for the longest time among the machine tools owned by Chris King, due to repeated periodic repairs until it was retired several years ago. I will add that at the end.
*There is a repair department within Chris King, and most of the machine tools used are lathes and various machine tools made in Japan that come from the used market. , The framework is left as it is, and the inside is precisely remade and used. And even if something goes wrong, unless there is a serious irregularity, the repair team will repair it in-house. I am working every day to keep using it.