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Is it my turn? Anything to do with lathes, mills and other shop tools

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gggGary, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. WideAWAKE

    WideAWAKE Single Fins and Twin Cylinders

    that’s pretty cool!
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  2. WideAWAKE

    WideAWAKE Single Fins and Twin Cylinders

    My dad sent this to me this morning.


    Yep! That’s one dialed in headstone!
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  3. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That is possibly the coolest headstone I have ever seen :geek:
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  4. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi WideAWAKE,
    perhaps a depth-gauge would be more appropriate than a micrometer?
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  5. WideAWAKE

    WideAWAKE Single Fins and Twin Cylinders

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  6. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Or for some an altimeter!
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  7. WideAWAKE

    WideAWAKE Single Fins and Twin Cylinders

    Picked these up today.

    Craftsman 103 band saw and an 80s import horizontal/vert combo with auto feed.

    the horizontal saw will be getting a new rolling base with coolant tank.

    For $100 total I couldn’t pass it up.

    the craftsman needs the miter and rip guide but I’ll track em down. Original paint will polish up nicely and the chrome knobs are in great shape.

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  8. Found this today. It’s a Myford ML7 Circa 1945 and the guy wants around $2,000 CDN

    Anyone have any experience with these? The price is a bit more than I wanted to pay but it is supposed to have a ton of tooling.

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  9. gggGary

    gggGary When a whole one is just too much. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    To paraphrase an old real estate saying
    In old lathes the top three things to consider are; bed wear, bed wear, and bed wear.
    Seems like a lot for an old small lathe, even north of the border?
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  10. Thanks gggGgary. I thought the price was high too.

    The market on old lathes is tight. There just don’t seem to be many out here.
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  11. gggGary

    gggGary When a whole one is just too much. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Not sure your intentions for the lathe but I kinda thought Canada has a pretty good pipeline of Chinese machine tools?
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  13. hovel

    hovel ol' stupid XS650.com Supporter

    Wow ! 76 years old. Generally speaking, a Myford is as good a hobby lathe as you can buy. They are pricey, look at a new one. The new ones are also more accurate than anything else its size. Upon close inspection - bed wear as gggGary mentioned, play in the carriage, etc. etc.- and the included tooling, the asking price may not be too far out of line. This one could easily be a diamond in the rough.
  14. Thanks Hovel. That is some good info. to ponder

    The seller isn’t in any rush and I suspect I would be able to get it for less if I put in a serious cash offer. He was a neat guy and we talked on the phone for over half an hour about the lathe, machinery and old motorcycles. He even offered to deliver if I purchased (a 4+ hour trip).

    Aside from the usual sales pitch sellers typically give, I got the distinct feeling that he wanted it to go someone who would appreciate it. Sounds like his son wasn’t interested in inheriting.

    I am going to request some more pics on the tooling, as it can I know it can add up quickly. Apparently it comes with both 3 and 4 jaw chucks, an unused set of gears and a bunch of misc. parts.
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