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Greg Parent
05-07-2008, 07:57 AM
Hello and Thank you forum,
After many years reading from this forum, learning the vocabulary, picking up the do's and donts of used lathe buying I found my treasure. It's only a small Sieg hobby lathe but its been upgraded by the previous owner and came with a bunch of tooling. Life is good.
Greg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/MuddyTires/DSCN3034.jpg

wierdscience
05-07-2008, 08:02 AM
Hello and Thank you forum,
After many years reading from this forum, learning the vocabulary, picking up the do's and donts of used lathe buying I found my treasure. It's only a small Sieg hobby lathe but its been upgraded by the previous owner and came with a bunch of tooling. Life is good.
Greg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/MuddyTires/DSCN3034.jpg

It's a start,it's better than what I started with,a dinky little Dunlop 6" POS lathe.

Only thing you have to worry about now is the addictive nature of machinetools,first you get one,they you get three then you have 35:eek::D

IOWOLF
05-07-2008, 01:14 PM
Better than a 3 in one, But then that depends on who is running it.

Dawai
05-07-2008, 01:35 PM
Mucho better than a drill press and a file..

I started with a craftsman 1940s babbit head lathe. Pretty pathetic. Stepped up to a Harbor fright 3inone that was worse, then onto a Leblond regal which I still have. It's one of the only tools I have not had to work on. It does need a good degreasing right now, it has slung oil since purchased.

All tools are expendable, you wear them out as you use them. Ignorance wears them out a lil faster *as I have done plenty of times.

Keeping them shiny does not count if you crash them.

Watching the sherline lathe videos.. man can them machines make a cut.