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dockrat
07-03-2010, 07:23 PM
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/tls/1816622653.html

hornluv
07-03-2010, 07:26 PM
:eek: Arrrrrrgggghhhhh!!! My eyes!!!

John Stevenson
07-03-2010, 07:36 PM
Did his guide dog paint it ?

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SGW
07-03-2010, 07:49 PM
I wonder if it glows in the dark.

sconisbee
07-03-2010, 07:56 PM
I think i've just got sunburned eyes that things hidious

oldtiffie
07-03-2010, 08:38 PM
I don't know.

Maybe it belongs in Northern Ireland - complete with Apprentice boy, a tin whistle and a photo of Ian Paisley.

Would you prefer it painted "Paisley"?
http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&q=paisley+fabric&aq=3&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=paisley&gs_rfai=&gs_upl=17484%2C9406%2C9%2C1%2C260%2C781%2C2%3A3%2C 2%2C6%3A1&fp=57773f5064b4f071

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Bogside

http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&q=apprentice+boys+march&aq=4&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=apprentice+boy&gs_rfai=&gs_upl=24172%2C13203%2C14%2C4%2C193%2C344%2C2%3A7% 2C2&fp=57773f5064b4f071

Oldbrock
07-03-2010, 08:42 PM
Boss wanted to paint all the machines green in our shop. I dug my heels in when they came to the Herbert 9B 30 I was running. If it HAD to be given a new coat of paint I offered to buy battleship grey machine enamel and paint it myself.
I had the only decent looking machine in the shop, yes, I won out. Peter

Tobias-B
07-03-2010, 08:49 PM
owwwww... that's not resale red....

MaxHeadRoom
07-03-2010, 09:04 PM
Maybe he found out where ABB Asea Robots get their paint?
http://www.logismarket.es/ip/asea-brown-boveri-robot-industrial-robot-irb-2400-467787-FGR.jpg
Max.

Richard-TX
07-03-2010, 09:17 PM
I heard about a fellow that repainted every machine that me had in his shop. If it was brand new machine, he would strip it and repaint it. His color choice?

It was actually two colors. Orange and white.

I always wondered if he had a big Dreamsicle sign outside his shop.

DFMiller
07-03-2010, 09:39 PM
Ernie,
It would class with my lime green safety crocs. ;-)
Thanks for the post. I forgot how strange people are in Vancouver.
Dave

Your Old Dog
07-03-2010, 09:51 PM
Alistair, please accept my profoundest apology. :D

Michael Edwards
07-03-2010, 10:27 PM
I knew that I felt a disturbance in the force, that thing is only about 10 miles from me.


ME

Liger Zero
07-03-2010, 10:41 PM
I knew that I felt a disturbance in the force, that thing is only about 10 miles from me.


ME

Can you see it at night from where you live...? :D

oldtiffie
07-03-2010, 11:18 PM
Has it turned into a mushroom-shaped cloud (yet?).

If so, is the cloud part of "Google"?

Does it compute?

Michael Edwards
07-03-2010, 11:21 PM
Can you see it at night from where you live...? :D


I thought it was the northern lights until I saw that ad.


ME

wtrueman
07-03-2010, 11:35 PM
Ohh you guys!!! Up here, this is the only color you people from the south seem to think us poor people up here in canada can see in the winter!! Ha Ha, wayne.

RichardG
07-03-2010, 11:44 PM
Who thats omaha orange painted a lot of log rolls that color but never a mill!

gr8life
07-04-2010, 12:29 AM
I have a Lagun that is gray. He has a Lagoon & I will just assume that all Lagoon mills come in that lovely shade of pumpkin.

oldtiffie
07-04-2010, 12:34 AM
This shade - and effect - of "Pumpkin"?

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Funnies/pumpkin1.jpg

malbenbut
07-04-2010, 03:53 AM
Did this dude paint it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV8zGNe7Ebg&feature=related

MBB

RobbieKnobbie
07-04-2010, 09:27 AM
It makes perfect sense. He painted it that color for the same reason DeWalt tools are yellow... so it's harder to loose them in a cluttered worksite, err, shop.

Sir John, wouldn't you agree?:D

Dr Stan
07-04-2010, 10:19 AM
I remember running a Lagun vertical mill that was made in Spain. Is this correct or am I just being daft?

lazlo
07-04-2010, 10:52 AM
I remember running a Lagun vertical mill that was made in Spain. Is this correct or am I just being daft?

You are correct Stan. They're outstanding mills, too -- quite a bit beefier than a Bridgeport. When I saw the orange, the first thing that occurred to me is that Harbor Freight started making Laguns ;)

mark61
07-04-2010, 11:41 AM
Back around 1992 they painted ALL the machines in our repairshop-30 or more-2 different shades of BLUE. We are talking BIG iron like Giddings &Lewis horizontal mill with 12 foot high tower and a 6foot by 10 foot table. Shapers, lathes, Cinncinati radial swing drill with 6 foot arm.....kept 2 labor pool people busy for 3 months cleaning that old iron, much of it from the late 40's/ early 1950's then, then painting. And most of it is still being run daily.

mark61

Dr Stan
07-04-2010, 12:35 PM
You are correct Stan. They're outstanding mills, too -- quite a bit beefier than a Bridgeport. When I saw the orange, the first thing that occurred to me is that Harbor Freight started making Laguns ;)

Thanks. I agree that they are superior to BP's. One of the features I remember liking was the combination off/kill switch and the brake lever. Made bringing it to a halt much easier, quicker & safer.

Alistair Hosie
07-04-2010, 03:58 PM
Sorry but I like this colour and would paint a machine this colour no probs. Alistair

Peter.
07-04-2010, 04:17 PM
What's the problem with green anyway?

lynnl
07-04-2010, 09:39 PM
Well I don't know about older Laguns, but about 10 or 12 years ago, when I was taking some evening machining courses at a local tech school, they brought in 3 or 4 new Laguns. They damn sure weren't superior to the old Bridgeports in any way, shape, or form.
After one semester they were practically falling apart. And from day one they had that same quality feel as something from Harbor Freight.

METALARCHER
07-04-2010, 09:44 PM
As a proud owner of a KTM motorcycle, I like it !

Wonder where he got the paint?

bollie7
07-04-2010, 11:11 PM
Well I don't know about older Laguns, but about 10 or 12 years ago, when I was taking some evening machining courses at a local tech school, they brought in 3 or 4 new Laguns. They damn sure weren't superior to the old Bridgeports in any way, shape, or form.
After one semester they were practically falling apart. And from day one they had that same quality feel as something from Harbor Freight.

Thats because there has not been anything made that is totally student proof.

bollie7

G1K
07-05-2010, 10:03 AM
That would match my lathe perfectly:

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/gonekayatgmailcom/monarch07.jpg


Too bad it's on the other side of the continent.

R

rdfeil
07-06-2010, 01:34 AM
G1K,

The listing said he would haul for the listed price :D :D .

lynnl
07-06-2010, 11:00 AM
Thats because there has not been anything made that is totally student proof.

bollie7

No, that wasn't the issue. Those old Bridgeports (there were 5 or 6) had been subjected to many years of "tender care" at the hands of students too; and they had held up nicely.

Like I said, that was my only personal experience with Lagun's, but I was NOT impressed. (...favorably, that is)

Alistair Hosie
07-06-2010, 05:06 PM
That's a nice lathe G 1 K well done sir.Alistair

JoeCB
07-06-2010, 06:59 PM
There is a reason that there is a well recognized color called MACHINERY Grey.

Joe B ( old school !)