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  1. #1
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    quandry

    I'm about 75% seriously trying to buy this:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=220156610355

    I could't find the original post that brought it to our attention. I wrote to the seller, he says it works fine and weighs 600 pounds. He could load and I could get it home with my pick-up. Problem(s), I have no idea how I would get it off the truck and into my shop. And, I don't know if it is THE lathe that would best suit my interests. Except for the impossibility of throwing it in the garbage can, at that price (or near it) I almost can't go wrong. Or could I?
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    Frank, If it was as close to me as it is to you, I'd try and get it. At that price you could sell it for scrap and come out ahead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    I almost can't go wrong. Or could I?
    I guess it depends on what his reserve is.
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
    --George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
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    Frank,

    I better be nice, now that I know you're looking at this. I've been watching it all day. It's a drive from here...but if the reserve is low enuf...

    Good luck...
    - Marty -
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    When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there’s no end to what you can’t do…

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    So the question is do you have 3 phase or will you need the single phase motor.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    So the question is do you have 3 phase or will you need the single phase motor.
    Bart,

    As you probably know, I have 3 phase, and can put a VFD on it. I don't know about Frank...

    I'm talking to Denise right now to try to decide if it's worth the drive for us to go get it. After all, it's DENISE that WANTS A LATHE!

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    When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there’s no end to what you can’t do…

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    By the way, Denise has helped me 'decide' that this one is too far...

    Southbend Lathe

    That one has my name all over it!

    Oh well...
    - Marty -
    Fivebraids, Inc.
    When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there’s no end to what you can’t do…

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    Hey Marty, it is only 800 miles and you get to stop in Nashville and Louisville if you want.

    Road trip, road trip, road trip

    And you get to preserve family harmony by encouraging Frank to pull the trigger on the other one.

    Jay

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    ......continuance from Jay's post....or you could stop in Arkansas.
    I would need to rewire.
    But, I'm passing on this. I don't know enough about it to feel comfortable spending the money. Handling it after getting home would be a huge problem. My shop ceiling is too low to get any kind of power lift inside, etc, etc.
    All yours Marty. Casa Fusco would be a handy stop over spot on the trip. Price is right too. You would also be able to meet Tod and Roger in person too. Ye would have to hope Tod's dogs like you, though.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    Well Frank,

    I too passed on the lathe. Someone wanted it more than I did...$700

    Oh well, time to drop back and rethink...or find another old heavy lathe...closer...

    BTW, I've already met tod. He came here and helped me work on the shop. (Thanks again tod! )

    - Marty -
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    When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there’s no end to what you can’t do…

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