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Old 06-06-2022, 07:35 AM
JBFab JBFab is offline
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Default Finally - A lathe

I finally own a lathe. Some will insist it's not a lathe and only a toy, but compared to what I have now - it's a lathe. It's a craftsman rebranded Atlas 618. Got it on an auction yesterday, probably paid too much, but I guess I don't care.

It does have an additional motor attached to the back of the cross slide that I have never seen before. Searches haven't turned up any results although I'm probably not using the right search terms. At first I thought it was a tool post grinder, but it doesn't seem to be configured correctly for that. Any of you have any ideas??
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I believe the appropriate metaphor here involves a river of excrement and a Native American water vessel without any means of propulsion.
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