View Full Version : Sir John's pen making lathe on ebay ???????

Alistair Hosie
05-16-2006, 05:51 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MASSIVE-LATHE-FOR-SALE_W0QQitemZ7619351364QQcategoryZ112399QQrdZ1QQc mdZViewItem

Hey John this would do you for pen making:D:DAlistair

John Stevenson
05-16-2006, 06:11 PM
£2,500 start price, cast scrap is £70 a ton at present so 20 x 70 = £1400, add £500 to £800 for shipping to the scrap yard and you are in for a profit of minus £1,600 to minus £1,900

Makes sense to me :confused:


Alistair Hosie
05-16-2006, 06:39 PM
What would it have been for is it a metal lathe or for wood ??Alistair

05-17-2006, 01:09 AM
In certain areas of the US, notably Pennsylvania, big lathes are a dime a dozen - I went with a friend to look at this behemoth(4 foot swing, 30 feet between centers) up near Scranton for a customer of his. The lathe was originally Navy Department contract, casting said 1943


Asking price? $5000. While there I watched a guy taking a pass on a 56 ton roller. He said it took an entire shift to make one pass.