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Thomas Staubo
10-10-2012, 06:00 PM
The authoritarian Communist country's official news service announced that "Lathe No. 26" had received the title "labor hero of the DPRK" (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) and the "First Class of the Order of National Flag."

Link:
http://www.technewsdaily.com/8227-north-korea-machine-hero.html


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EddyCurr
10-10-2012, 06:37 PM
Which brings to mind the old familiar question.


Does the lathe want a medal?
Or a chest to pin it on?
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loose nut
10-10-2012, 07:11 PM
A comment on the mental health of that countries leadership.

Pherdie
10-10-2012, 07:48 PM
Oh, just great.

Now MY lathe (and possibly yours too!!) will expect something also!! And it won't just settle for the same old N. Korean hero thing. Something really special will be required to get any semblance of tolerable work from it again........

Any ideas??

John Stevenson
10-10-2012, 07:50 PM
Well I had lathe No 25 and believe me it was nothing to write home about

oldtiffie
10-10-2012, 08:03 PM
I rather gathered that the renowned BP mill had exceeded the status and esteem of the NK lathe on a continuous basis for the last 1,000 years - at least.

I believe the BP has been elevated to Diety (God like) status by its "true believers" and disciples.

lazlo
10-10-2012, 09:05 PM
A comment on the mental health of that countries leadership.

Or at least his hair-do :)

Anyone morbidly curious what lathe it is? :D

Dr Stan
10-10-2012, 10:55 PM
I was expecting a link to the Onion, but given the serious "wack job" nature of the North Korean government I guess anything is possible.

The Artful Bodger
10-11-2012, 01:44 AM
Now that really is wacko.........hmmmm.... makes me think...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSMnLNT5sXCHUPXP_xoh9Ik0ZRZ4ZXjs 93cq-X3b0OMGWNtxekhxA


BTW, Lathe 26 is a South Bend 9inch.

The Artful Bodger
10-11-2012, 01:48 AM
Or at least his hair-do :)

Anyone morbidly curious what lathe it is? :D

Dear Leader has died, his son has a fairly normal hairdo.

alanganes
10-11-2012, 06:44 AM
Now that really is wacko.........hmmmm.... makes me think...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSMnLNT5sXCHUPXP_xoh9Ik0ZRZ4ZXjs 93cq-X3b0OMGWNtxekhxA


BTW, Lathe 26 is a South Bend 9inch.

Good catch, but the folks who publish Time magazine are not a great deal different that the N. Korean leaders in many ways.

Grind Hard
10-11-2012, 07:34 AM
According to the link it was converted to CNC.

Screw the rest of the story I want to see the conversion.

HWooldridge
10-11-2012, 10:36 AM
They are like Winchesters - instead of 1 in 1000, it's 1 in 26...

The Artful Bodger
10-11-2012, 05:03 PM
According to the link it was converted to CNC.

Screw the rest of the story I want to see the conversion.

North Korea is making quite an effort to bring CNC machines to market and have been building them for some years, but I dont think this is the place to discuss North Korean trade goods.

Rosco-P
10-12-2012, 08:02 AM
I rather gathered that the renowned BP mill had exceeded the status and esteem of the NK lathe on a continuous basis for the last 1,000 years - at least.

I believe the BP has been elevated to Diety (God like) status by its "true believers" and disciples.

In North Korea, that can not be so. The leader of said country has established himself as god, there can be no other.

mars-red
10-12-2012, 08:07 AM
Finally, the mighty lathe gets the honor it deserves. :)

malbenbut
10-12-2012, 10:17 AM
Silly Sods.
MBB

Forestgnome
10-12-2012, 10:24 AM
I'ld like to know what kind of lathe it was. Sounds durable.

Grind Hard
10-12-2012, 12:32 PM
Central Machinery 7x10 with CNC Conversion.

The Artful Bodger
10-12-2012, 02:54 PM
In North Korea, that can not be so. The leader of said country has established himself as god, there can be no other.

Not exactly, the first leader of the DPRK was Kim il Sung who died some years ago, he was grandfather of the present leader Kim Jong-un. When Kim il Sung died he was elevated to President in perpetuity so he is "God", unless of course they decide to have a trinity when this guy dies.

George Bulliss
10-12-2012, 03:00 PM
I guess some things are just universal; the tired, old hunk of iron gets the credit with no mention of the machinists who struggled to make parts on the old beast.

customcutter
10-12-2012, 07:56 PM
I just want to know if they "leveled" it? Tried the "two collar" method? Or did that other one I won't mention again?:D

Ken

oldtiffie
10-12-2012, 10:03 PM
Its hard to price the publicity of appearing in "Time" magazine - and some might even kill for it.

That sort praise for an example of "good old 'merican iron" (assuming it is not a clone) must be about as good as it gets.

Perhaps if it was in the UK they would toss Nelson off his column in Trafalga Square and replace it with a BP mill - it can't get better than that - unless it is in the middle of the street opposite John Stevenson's house/shop.

ckelloug
10-13-2012, 05:11 AM
In a trivial and only vaguely related note, you'll all be happy to know that in the U.S., there is a huge duty on North Korean made machine tools.

The Artful Bodger
10-13-2012, 05:20 AM
In a trivial and only vaguely related note, you'll all be happy to know that in the U.S., there is a huge duty on North Korean made machine tools.

There is? Do you know how much?

Rosco-P
10-13-2012, 07:38 AM
Didn't know we imported machine tools or anything from N. Korea.

oil mac
10-13-2012, 07:49 AM
Its hard to price the publicity of appearing in "Time" magazine - and some might even kill for it.

That sort praise for an example of "good old 'merican iron" (assuming it is not a clone) must be about as good as it gets.

Perhaps if it was in the UK they would toss Nelson off his column in Trafalga Square and replace it with a BP mill - it can't get better than that - unless it is in the middle of the street opposite John Stevenson's house/shop.

Wish they would declare a Bridgeport a National Hero, &leave it at my front gate so that i could take it away! Still i would need to be quick nowadays, with the number of metal thieves roaming around:)