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Old 02-06-2016, 10:11 PM
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Maybe check into 0ne of those Harbor freight tool boxes maybe on would fit right in there.
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:27 PM
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Just curious, why not just weld the legs to the top frame?
Easier for one person to move if I don't. I need to clean it up and paint it, and I don't want to have to have help to move it outside to paint and then back in again. Also easier to modify if I made the legs too long, or something like that.
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Old 02-07-2016, 01:38 PM
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For a drawer unit, check the local used places for an old metal office desk. The drawer assemblies unbolt, make great storage, full length roller guides. The older rounded corner types from the 50's or early 60's are deeper front to back.
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:54 PM
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For a drawer unit, check the local used places for an old metal office desk. The drawer assemblies unbolt, make great storage, full length roller guides. The older rounded corner types from the 50's or early 60's are deeper front to back.
Thanks for that AWESOME suggestion...found this on craigslist and brought it home tonight. The dimensions of the drawer units are almost perfect...these will require minimal modifications to fit my bench. Less than the cost of the drawer slides I would have had to buy to build a wooden cabinet...
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:05 PM
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Good score. I have a couple of those. The pull out writing bit can be modified as cutting tool and bit storage. The one under my mill holds cutters in routed grooves. One unit is in my welder cart, three drawers, mig, tig and stick stuff.
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:25 PM
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Progress has been slow but steady on the bench...perhaps next week I can mount the lathe to it and start getting it cleaned and lubed. For the latter, does this seem like a good idea?
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:08 PM
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Nice find on the lathe. You said you paid too much............so......how much too much? In any given area pricing on lathes and other machinery depends so much on condition and availability. Just because someone else could buy that machine cheaper in another part of the country doesn't mean you paid too much for your locality...
That is so true, shipping can be dicey and LTL companies only pay scrap value on used machines once they turn them into scrap.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:03 PM
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Great find and good price..

These small lathes bring good money..

The desk is an excellent idea..

Can't wait to see some of the stuff you will be turning out..

I use Lucky 13 (13X60) weekly.. Very handy to have especially when dealing with anything custom or old..
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:12 PM
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Progress has been slow but steady on the bench...perhaps next week I can mount the lathe to it and start getting it cleaned and lubed. For the latter, does this seem like a good idea?
Bump to get Shades attention. Intersting that they list them as Mobil oils. They must buy them by the barrel and repackage it in smaller containers.

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Old 02-18-2016, 09:14 PM
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Here's last night's progress...Figured out how to bolt the two desk cabinets together and attach the shallow middle drawer to the top. I will probably put some sheetmetal strips around the front to hide my ugly scrap wood frame

Tonight I made a cover for the space between the cabinets, and then forgot to take a picture before disassembly for rust removal and paint. I got the worst of the rust cleaned off with scotchbrite and RM-801, and if the weather cooperates, I can prime all of the remaining pieces except for one last bench leg that is taking forever to cook the paint off in the electrolysis tank

Edit: Brian, that's basically what the description says. I really don't want to buy a gallon of each for this thing from Enco or somewhere. I'm pretty young, but I still think that'd be more than a lifetime supply.

Edit 2: It's nearly time for me to order a quick-change toolpost...do I want a piston or wedge style? I cannot for the life of me remember which kind I got my Dad for his Atlas, but I do know it works good.
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