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    Oliver 20 lathe

    I wonder what this will end up going for? Currently the high bid is $152.50...I think another digit will be added before the auction is over. eBay link

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    Even at that price it would be well worth it. Lathes have a bad reputation of "being out", but a quick simple way to get them back is to reweld the head jaws and then rebore them using the tailstock.
    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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    That thing has a pile of stuff with it also. If it does not bring at least a grand I'll be surprised.

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    Well, it's up to $262.50 now, but the crating and shipping alone to West Texas, (to a freight dock), no residential, would be over $2,350. Heck, that's more than we used to get for a whole truck load of goods Grossed out to 80,000 lbs, (about 42,000 payload). Sounds like "Hot Shot" delivery prices to me. Nice unit, but I guess I'd have to live in St. Louis and make a local pickup to afford that one.

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    Well its up to 750 bucks now, but it would be 2750 for shipping for me. If we used our truck (Western Star) which gets about a dollar per mile at these fuel rates (4 mpg) then it would cost me 2802 to pick it up, not counting food or my time.

    That makes the shipping a good deal, but I guess I will just have to pass on this one
    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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    Someone got a great deal on this one....$1675.00 was the final price.

    Hope it wasn't bought for scrap, I thought it would go for much more than that.
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