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Maker
04-23-2005, 08:14 AM
I've never heard of Goyen lathes till I saw this beauty up for auction. Goyen (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6172135601) I would be afraid to use it though.
Sure wouldn't want to have an oops http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif on one of those!

Alex

precisionworks
04-23-2005, 08:28 AM
There must be an unwritten rule:

"All ornamental lathes will be stunning examples of best-quality workmanship."

I read an article about a doctor who bought one, missing a few little parts like the chucks <LOL>. Seems like he spent about ten years in the restoration. His pictures looked much like the Goyen. His machine was a Holtzapffel.

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Barry Milton

Your Old Dog
04-23-2005, 08:39 AM
Thanks for the post! That was fascinating. I suppose if you knew what everything was for and could operate it to the level of it's ability you'd be a pretty good machinist! Would that make a great calendar topic or not!

Milacron of PM
04-23-2005, 11:15 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">I read an article about a doctor who bought one, missing a few little parts like the chucks &lt;LOL&gt;. Seems like he spent about ten years in the restoration. His pictures looked much like the Goyen</font>

I bought my Schaublin 160 lathe from that doctor. I visited his shop in Maine this summer to inspect the lathe before purchase, and besides the ornamental lathes, which are astounding enough, his shop would cause most HSM'ers to salivate.

For starters his two story house is really more a shop building with a few bedrooms upstairs. But even the upstairs is half shop, and where the ornamental lathes and some woodworking machines reside.

Ground level is a late Monarch 10ee, Hardinge HLV-H's (yes, that plural with an "s"..purchased brand new of course), Deckel mill, and on and on. Wall is flanked by the best drawer cabinets Lista could provide, crammed full of tooling.

Also, Cincinnati CNC turning center (bought new about 4 years ago), and a large Mazak VMC (bought used). Funny thing about the Mazak is it was too tall for his 10 foot ceiling height, do the top servo motor goes up into a hole in the second floor, capped off like a box upstairs.

All in all an amazing visit and a wonderfull host ! Thanks to Rivett on the PM board for alerting me to the Schaublin ! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif