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Dr Stan
09-08-2012, 12:08 PM
Here's another lathe just waiting to be restored. :rolleyes:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-4-Jaw-Lathe-/120893609136?pt=BI_Lathes&hash=item1c25d214b0

Only asking $3000.00

Alistair Hosie
09-08-2012, 12:57 PM
Wow that's an old piece of iron for three grand better for three hundred and even then it should be inc delivery.:DAlistair

Alistair Hosie
09-08-2012, 04:03 PM
I think I am being a bit hasty and unfair in my criticism, as the pictures are dark and don't show it in it's full state of perfection.Alistair

ogre
09-08-2012, 04:17 PM
I have a feeling hes still way over priced though.

aboard_epsilon
09-08-2012, 04:22 PM
war production..that makes it better does it.....more like used around the clock 24/7 and worn out ..

four -jaw-lathe ..lol

all the best.markj

RussZHC
09-08-2012, 07:11 PM
May sound a bit vain but I think I can fully appreciate it without seeing it in person...

J Tiers
09-08-2012, 09:57 PM
I like the way the center set of legs is off the ground... and looks like it has been for quite a while.....

That red paint they used to preserve the ways is a classy touch also.............................................. ..................;)

RPease
09-09-2012, 09:19 AM
It's only going to cost me slightly under $2K to ship to my location. Not sure how I can pass up that deal, but I guess I'll have to anyway. Besides, I don't have a dirt floor to put it on. Would hate to keep it in a strange environment.......;)

4GSR
09-09-2012, 06:49 PM
That's a old 18" Lehmann gear head lathe with a 11 foot bed, about 84" between centers. I rebuilt one just like this one, way back 35 years ago. Headstock sounded like a thrashing machine. Headstock has a bunch of very special gears in it that no gear cutter is available anywhere to cut them with! The one I had was given to me in pieces, rebuilt it, later in life sold it for only $500 later.

I tried sending a eBay message to this person to get more pictures and no reply. He sure dreaming big on the price! He better pay me $3000 to haul it off!

Ken

michigan doug
09-09-2012, 08:23 PM
I know it's not a good deal because flylow didn't snap it up.

Under all the iron oxide preservative, I'm sure it's in first rate condition.

Finest regards,

doug