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    Two new(old) lathes

    Working on a deal with a fellow on these two lathes. It's 2007 so I am starting fresh on a new quota of good deals! So no one can say I am over my limit!


    Any of you lathe people see anything missing? I see a couple of small parts missing but over all these look like pretty complete machines.

    Jeff
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    Tool rest and shield missing from the PM. Both are going to need a lot of TLC from the looks.

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    Frank, have you seen some of the others I restored? These are near pristine compared to a couple of them.

    The guys swears they are not as bad as the photos make them look. But I presume otherwise.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
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    How do you find all these old goodies? Not sure if I want to tackle a restore project or not, but I have never seen those sort of deals around here. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places or just not looking hard enough. Seeing some of your work is inspirational though.

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    I am living right Ed.

    In this case, these two found me. They are few hundred miles away but someone approached me about a swap. He wants me to do some work for him and wants to swap some machinery for the labor. It's probably a bad deal money wise but I enjoy the work. So we are working on the details. Will see what happens.

    Jeff
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    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Looks like a couple of good ones there

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    The only thing I see wrong with the Powermatic is that it's not in my shop, you dog! <--- That's me, green with envy. Sounds like a sweet deal.
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    What I didn't tell was this. The gentleman that has come into these two lathes wants one of them restored. He had talked to a couple of people about restoring the lathes for him but was not impressed with what he saw or heard apparently. He saw a post of mine on another forum about my restored shaper and asked me if I would be interested in restoring one of them for him. He offered me the other lathe since he didn't need two.

    I have had to think on this one long and hard. While I enjoy restoring the machines, restoring one for someone else is a whole nother matter. Last night I emailed him my proposal and we will see what happens.

    If we can work something out I would get the Powermatic 90. Not sure what I will do with it since I have a lathe I really like. I figure if nothing else I can restore it and put it for sale. PM-90's are popular lathes.

    So Vaughn, you really want one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    ...So Vaughn, you really want one?
    Actually, I might entertain the idea (although I'd have to do a pretty major sales job on LOML). It would depend on A) the cost of the lathe and the cost and logistics of getting it from the Heart of Dixie to the Hills of Los Angeles, and B) the electrical power requirements. I suspect the distance between you and me would be an expensive stumbling block. Still, I'm open to ideas.
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    if ya`ll meet somewhere in the ozarks be sure to stop by!
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