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Thread: Old 28" X 19ft lathe

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA

    Old 28" X 19ft lathe

    Sorry Stu, I don't think you could get this one done to the shipping for 6,000 pounds would be a pretty penny too.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I sure hope somebody grabs it before the guy sells it for scrap. I don't think I could shoehorn it into my shop.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    That's an old metal working lathe!
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    --Winston Churchill, in response

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    We just sold one of these at work. They cleaned up our shop and got rid of a very similar engine lathe, a mechanical brake, a mechanical shear and even a drill press that took up half an acre of room.

    I did not care much about the other tools, but I'll miss the lathe. It was "out" by a few thousandths, but if you put a few layers of tape on whatever part you were turning, and were careful to just catch the right jaw, you could get the lathe dialed right in. It just took a bit of work, but the company decided to have an auction company get rid of it.

    Its no big deal, but I'll probably have the distinction of being the last person to ever use this lathe. I'm getting soft in my old age I guess, because I kind of like the old stuff.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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