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    What's it worth????

    I have this Oliver lathe I went through about 8 years ago, re-painted it, had the electric motor gone through, put casters on it for mobility. I haven't used it in about 6 years and would rather see someone use it and appreciate it rather than sitting in the back of my shop collecting dust. Anybody have a good idea what I should ask for it?
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    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    ......and if the ambassador is interested in it, I'm sure I could deliver it for a cold beverage......
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    it runs to fast for me steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    it runs to fast for me steve
    I could remove the casters and flames if that would slow it down enough for ya
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    Steve do you remember what the spindle size is on it?

    If it is some odd size, that hurts it, but if it is a common size that makes a big difference.

    What speed range will it do?

    120V?

    What HP is the motor?

    I know it is in tip top shape, but for me to try to price it is difficult, a lathe like that is just about unobtainium here in Japan

    I bet that some of the stateside turners will chime in, but some more info will really help.

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    Stu, I'll dig up that information, the only thing I know for certain is it is 240V.
    I'll post additional info after I make my way through all the snow to my shop....cussed winter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ash View Post
    I could remove the casters and flames if that would slow it down enough for ya
    ++++++

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    do you still have that big gray box attached to it for speed control?
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    More info:
    Spindle size appears to be 1 1/16"and I have a One-way stronghold chuck for it. H.P. is 3/4 and there is a variable speed control dial that goes from 1000-2400. 240V.
    Larry the big gray box is the off/on switch that I put on it to shut off power immediately.
    Also would let chisels/gouges go with it.
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    Good to see the added info.

    Honestly that 1000 RPM low range makes it a spindle lathe for the most part, smaller boxes etc OK, but major bowl work, well that is kind of fast, but maybe I'm wrong?

    Still, it is a nice piece of steel that will last a long while yet, surely worth more than most of the poor quality stuff we see for sale at some shops.
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