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1200rpm
04-20-2012, 02:21 PM
i`m always the guys that calls 2nd.... this time 2nd place won!
unbelievably, the first guy that called never showed up! the seller e-mailed me and i was there!
it`s a 10" Sheldon Model EL 46-B in surprisingly good condition! no real wear to the ways.
it came with a Jacobs 59B headstock chuck, Jacobs 14N tailstock chuck, a good 6" 3-jaw chuck, a faceplate, driveplate, 2 live centers, 1 dead center, lantern toolpost and a few holders, Phase II wedge post and 1 holder, and a few other odds and ends.

this is my first Sheldon and i like it! it`s a wayyy stouter machine than my current SB10K!

oh yeah... 200 bucks. :D

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w494/hobbymachinistpics/1334944741.jpg

T.Hoffman
04-20-2012, 02:28 PM
....you'd better put an extra $100 in the church plate for stealing a machine like that. ;)

MotorradMike
04-20-2012, 02:34 PM
You suck!!

Mcgyver
04-20-2012, 02:37 PM
wow, well done! a sturdy looking lathe

1200rpm
04-20-2012, 02:39 PM
You suck!!


ahhh, that feels good! :D

philbur
04-20-2012, 02:55 PM
Very nice, feels good doen't it.

Now we want lots of hi-res photos of all the nooks and crannies.

Phil:)

jkilroy
04-20-2012, 03:17 PM
You know you have a quality gloat when someone gives you a friendly

"You Suck!"

And you, Sir, SUCK! :D

mikem
04-20-2012, 03:18 PM
That looks a lot like my South Bend 10K. What a steal at $200! That wouldn't be a bad price for the chucks and accessories alone. The tool gods have smiled on you.

Abaker
04-20-2012, 03:24 PM
... this is my first Sheldon and i like it! it`s a wayyy stouter machine than my current SB10K!

oh yeah... 200 bucks. :D



Shhhh - keep it quite man, we don't want the masses to find out how good they are - prices might go up. And yes, for paying 200 you definitely do suck.

Have you heard about the Sheldon Owners group on Yahoo? Run by John Knox who used to work there. The site also has downloadable documentation like the old Army manuals and parts diagrams - very handy.

flylo
04-20-2012, 03:27 PM
A great deal makes for a great day! Good job!:D

legendboy
04-20-2012, 03:51 PM
Nice pick!

I missed out on one yesterday

7hp 80ga compressor for sale $100, woman wants it out of her garage

it was in a town about 45 mins away but i had the kiddies and could not go yesterday evening. Called today to arrange and of course sold

uncle pete
04-20-2012, 04:47 PM
Just to make it totally official in case it still hasn't really sunk in yet. YOU SUCK COMPLETELY:D My Gawd, 200 clams for that. An awesome score. Very well done. The first buyer was a fool for not showing up.

Pete

RichardG
04-20-2012, 05:24 PM
Now that is a nice gloat !
Richard

1200rpm
04-20-2012, 05:30 PM
someone blew it for sure! ;) the kicker was it was at a business location with a loading dock and fork truck - all i had to do was back up under it, and they lowered it in the bed of my truck.

the fellow that listed it was a good guy - i got the impression they were going to scrap it. they just wanted it out of the way and didn`t want to mess with it - he took the initiative to put it on craigslist.

here`s what came with -

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w494/hobbymachinistpics/1334956080.jpg

1200rpm
04-20-2012, 05:34 PM
and here`s the money shot!
the cross slide and compound ways are excellent and the bed just shows normal wear.
it does have a few minor issues but it`s just little stuff - note the cotter pin in the leadscrew.:)

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w494/hobbymachinistpics/1334956514.jpg

sasquatch
04-20-2012, 05:37 PM
Wow!! What a great deal!!

Congratulations,, a great find!!

lazlo
04-20-2012, 05:37 PM
this is my first Sheldon and i like it! it`s a wayyy stouter machine than my current SB10K!

oh yeah... 200 bucks. :D

Well Mike made it official, but just for reinforcement -- you suck! :)

1200rpm
04-20-2012, 05:38 PM
for good measure and to get a sense of scale here`s a SB 9" tailstock next to the Sheldon`s.

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w494/hobbymachinistpics/1334956377.jpg

legendboy
04-20-2012, 05:57 PM
the kicker was it was at a business location with a loading dock and fork truck - all i had to do was back up under it

that is a true gloat lol

that never happens to me :D

MichaelP
04-20-2012, 06:11 PM
May I have your address and work schedule please?

jcon
04-20-2012, 07:19 PM
1200rpm:

Nice find, looks like a good solid machine, and what a price. I paid $250 30 years ago for a 1940’s “C” model 9" S. B..:) :) :)

Jim Connell, DeLand FL.
Daytona Beach is near us.

You haven’t begun learn until to learn until you learn how little you know.

John Stevenson
04-20-2012, 07:27 PM
Only two toolholders ?

SimpleSimon
04-20-2012, 07:35 PM
Wow! I hate you. :)

1200rpm
04-20-2012, 08:49 PM
Only two toolholders ?


it`s worse than that. there`s really only one. the 2nd one is for a BXA tool post.
had i noticed that at the time...:D :D :D

Gary Paine
04-20-2012, 09:27 PM
Top right center of your picture of accessories appears to be a pretty hard to find toolholder for a shaper in case you hadn't recognized it.

Great score.

RussZHC
04-20-2012, 09:36 PM
I've got its grandfather (maybe one "great" in front) and it cost way more and is way more worn/beat up. The more you dig into it esp once you start using it, its stout plus compared to that SB 9" (even most fittings will be a 1/16th bigger than most other makers).

Curious, what is the spindle through bore?

DR
04-20-2012, 11:22 PM
Looks very close to a 10" Sheldon I bought many years ago, maybe $800, I don't remember for sure.

Mine was Air Force surplus. Might have been from the 1950's. The strange thing was with mine came a generic bidding spec for the lathes the Air Force was buying. Bed length, swing, spindle hole and chuck mount (D1-3) among other things were all spec'ed. Presumably all makers of smallish lathes would/could make a lathe to fit the specs by slight modifications of their basic machines. But, the line drawing of a lathe showing the various dimensions required was of a 10" Sheldon.

Mine had a spindle hole slightly over 1", just big enough to put a 1" bar through. Spindle taper was Morse 4-1/2 which made getting a spindle sleeve almost impossible. that was the first lathe I had with a chuck mount , D type, allowing the spindle to be run in reverse without worry of the chuck unscrewing.

jkilroy
04-21-2012, 12:52 PM
$200 would have been a decent gloat for just the tooling, thow in the lathe and you SUCK yet again!

aboard_epsilon
04-21-2012, 01:23 PM
with the amount of sucking youre doing ..you should change your name to 1200rpm_sucks ..or Herbert Hoover OR Kirby :D

all the best.markj

boslab
04-21-2012, 01:26 PM
Shes an elegant looking lady, nice dress of new paint would make her look killer.
congrats
mark

1200rpm
04-21-2012, 01:58 PM
Curious, what is the spindle through bore?


the bore is just a little over an inch.

this is going to be a good project. it`s a basically sound machine that needs a few minor repairs. i`ll need to make a couple gears and maybe?? a tailstock quill - the quill looks like a shop made replacement and could be fitted a bit better. :) maybe i should have haggled? ;)

RussZHC
04-21-2012, 11:50 PM
Tailstock: some Logans will fit right in (bonus for me, my Sheldon was unmarked, the Logan replacement is marked every 1/8th inch...I just used the whole works as mine was square thread and Acme is so much easier)...the spacing/bushing and lube system may have to be modified a bit if you use the Logan

mike4
04-22-2012, 03:20 AM
Thats a good purchase , look after it and you should get many years of service, by the way you suck.
Michael

John Stevenson
04-22-2012, 07:41 AM
it`s worse than that. there`s really only one. the 2nd one is for a BXA tool post.
had i noticed that at the time...:D :D :D

Aahh good so the Ju-ju doll did work ..............:rolleyes:

gordsgarage
04-22-2012, 06:39 PM
You suck x 10!!!!

Clevelander
04-23-2012, 08:09 PM
Please make me feel better and tell me you missed a zero on the price of that lathe...:D

Clevelander
04-24-2012, 08:10 PM
And you still suck today.;)