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Old 01-17-2020, 11:59 AM
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I knew almost immediately when I saw her picture that she had to be mine. It’s like love at first sight and love is blind at the same time. No doubt it was the “barn find” setting with years of neglect and knowing that I could give her the love she deserves.

This is not a good position to be in when looking to buy a used piece of machinery. I knew at the time that $400 was too much to pay for something that needed so much work. I thought to avoid embarrassment I may be prompted to tell a lie if someone asked but not after giving her a bit of loving last night. Although I don’t think I deserve a “You Suck” award, I’m not at all displeased with the purchase.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:13 PM
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That's an old piece of kit! What are your plans for it?
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Old 01-17-2020, 02:34 PM
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Probably a lot of evaporust and elbow grease just to see if it is salvageable as a look what I did or a good working machine.

I did a bigger machine (16 X 72) using the electrolytic process. built a 1600 gallon tank and powered it with a Dial arc 250 welder on the lowest setting

I was in no hurry so over about 3 weeks I got it all down to bare metal and painted. it is a good machine and because it has a tapered brass bearing in the head stock it produces the best surface finish possible but it is slow on smaller work.
If you are interested I believe that Bill Dickerson still has some pictures on his web page.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:14 PM
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:08 PM
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Along the lines of this sort of "transaction" , does anyone have an idea what a Smithy Granite (I think a XT MAX) is worth used but in good cond.??
I am about to help clean it up and it will be put up for sale by the local club.
I've never used or even seen one. I tried looking on the net but trying to find one for sale is hopeless. I can't even find a price for a new one from the company.
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:05 AM
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Pretty much my thoughts too. Way too much work required to end up with an old, worn out lathe. I guess if you really want a project...
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:59 AM
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Umm, yard art?
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I knew almost immediately when I saw her picture that she had to be mine. It’s like love at first sight and love is blind at the same time. No doubt it was the “barn find” setting with years of neglect and knowing that I could give her the love she deserves.

This is not a good position to be in when looking to buy a used piece of machinery. I knew at the time that $400 was too much to pay for something that needed so much work. I thought to avoid embarrassment I may be prompted to tell a lie if someone asked but not after giving her a bit of loving last night. Although I don’t think I deserve a “You Suck” award, I’m not at all displeased with the purchase.
You ain't going to get that running over the weekend, but does look like a fun project. Can you take more walk around pics? Just take it one step at a time and eventually it will be all done. Keep us posted on the progress.
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You're a masochist.
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Me too I guess I would go for it just for the challenge and the satisfaction of seeing it run again instead of going to the scrap pile
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