View Full Version : Ebay steal, Leblond lathe in Nashville Tn.

08-04-2004, 03:53 PM

08-04-2004, 04:07 PM
Glad they at least covered the ways prior to the paint rebuild. A machinery dealer that to his knowledge is in good shape. Says that they didn't do anything to it except paint.


08-04-2004, 04:13 PM
Except for the paint, that one looks exactly like mine. Mine's more the color of that tailstock. ...wonder why he didn't paint it.
I would not have painted the handwheels and handles tho. In fact I wouldn't have painted it anyway.

08-04-2004, 04:42 PM
Mine does not have the speed control on top. That looks like the ones they auctioned off at TVA.

ALSO, notice the taper follower on the back..
I don't have that either.. Tool envy..


08-04-2004, 09:20 PM
This is pretty much the lathe I just bought...although I believe my bed length is longer (36"). I also dont have the speed control or the taper attachment. Want the taper attachment though....probably build one within a year.

Need to buy that lathe just to steal the changing gears out of it! I'm missin some teeth on one of em.


08-04-2004, 09:54 PM
"We are a machinery rebuild shop and take pride in our work"

I can see that, excellent rebuild job.

Options: Tailstock, nice paint, etc.

All I can say is WOW!!!!


Milacron of PM
08-04-2004, 11:40 PM
I'm confused by the "steal" comment, since it has a reserve, which means we have no earthly idea what the (minimum) price actually is. For all we know he's holding out for a million bucks...

which is why I despise reserve auctions...you have no idea if the seller is realistic or a nut case, so you have little inspiration to investigate and ponder the matter further.

08-05-2004, 05:17 AM
"All I can say is WOW!!!!" Yeah, I'll have to agree w/you Chris. I don't think that lathe's "rebuild" job is gonna draw in a lotta business for them. But looking at the other items on their web page, I got the impression that they probably deal mainly in newer, more up-to-date equip. and probably just don't want to invest a lot in that lathe. Shame. I'm just a hobbiest of course but I think it's a damn fine machine.

That unpainted, brass thingy w/knob in center (shown in right hand pict.) doesn't control any speed. It's just a handy little calculator to convert work piece dia. to lathe rpm for various materials. But frankly I'd trade it for more flat surface area, which is always at a premium ...around my house at least.

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08-05-2004, 10:10 AM

I was searching out the .01 to 1.00 auctions. I really didn't notice the reserve price. My Leblond sold twice on ebay, never paid for, I got it for $700. I am still chuckling. I bought it and picked it up in a Hertz truck.

Has anyone wrote him and asked him the reserve? If anyone is really interested I can call them local on my cell.


Cecil Walker
08-05-2004, 10:13 AM
I spent Fri - Sun in Gallatin Tenn about 25 miles from Nashville and didn"t even know about it. That's my luck.

08-05-2004, 10:59 AM
If they rebuild like they paint, I would avoid purchasing from them. Oops, forgot the tailstock thingie, too lazy/tired to paint front of bed behind lead screw.

John Stevenson
08-05-2004, 11:08 AM
Something that's painted all over like that, handwheels, levers, compound etc will look like ****e 2 days after it's first used.

08-05-2004, 11:32 AM
I kinda adgree with John:

Put your hands on them wheels and the paint comes off. Painted by a kid or the wheels are rusty. Both are bargaining points that will get the machine cheaper.

I figured it would go for less than $500. Not so sure now. I found it while looking at .01 auctions.


08-05-2004, 11:42 AM
Based on John's prediction, It looks to me like it must have been used about 2 or 3 days before the picture was taken.
I think the patina of age and the gouges and scratches look lots better than a halfassed paint job like that. But I like the "mature" look anyway.

Milacron of PM
08-05-2004, 11:56 AM
Used dealer in Rocky Mount, NC who used to have an old black man who painted all their engine lathes *outside*

Was by there one day and he was painting a lathe, not only outside, but it was quite windy that day with sand blowing all over the place...just kept right on slathering the gray goop... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif

08-05-2004, 12:13 PM
ONE of my chemical mixing machines... IN NC... had some dye that had seeped into the electrical cabinet through some bolt holes.

The plant manager told the black janitor to get it out of the cabinet. He opened the door and squirted a water hose into the cabinet washing out the inverter, plc, and starters. It got the dye out and got me a whole weekend rebuild job.

They had 600 volts 3 phase up there. It did not hurt the janitor. I guess he had good shoes on.

I have seen electrical panels painted inside too.


Dave Opincarne
08-06-2004, 01:03 AM
And the color of the mans skin is important because....?

08-06-2004, 01:16 AM
Well Dave, it is not, I don't remember his name. He was one lucky man. I could have used the descriptive "dark man with the funny hat" but I really didn't want to hurt anyones feeling that might have a hat like that.

(you are too sensitive) Relax... No harm intended or caused.


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Dave Opincarne
08-06-2004, 01:44 AM
Just think it's odd to have two stories in a row where the distiguishing feature of the person doing something carelessly is the color of their skin. I think simply saying the guy doing the painting or the janitor would be descriptive enough.

I belive you when you say no harm was intended, but I think your wrong when you say no harm is caused.

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John Stevenson
08-06-2004, 03:41 AM
Hey Dave, loosen up.

I took no offence over this and I'm black.
Mine you I should be white after a shower later.

John S.
Nottingham, England

08-06-2004, 07:41 AM
For sure I am a colored person. DOn't make fun. (been called that by a man of African descent) I am black, green, red,yellow and some brown is left. I am part cherokee indian/German and Scottish. You know a mixed breed of human?

Did you know Cherokee indians were not thought of as highly as the black slaves? The negro slaves were thought of as FARM TOOLS and taken care of (not to hear people say that thou). Indians were thought to be much lower then that and useless. When the Predominantly English settlers tried to make slaves out of my ancestors they ended up dying in thier bed with the rebellion in the middle of the night.
(Chickamauga Massacre)
SO, all the indian/part indian grandmothers made up a lil tale about "indian princesses" and lied to the grandkids. How dissapointed I was to find out I was not royalty and a descendant of Indian princesses.

Are you aware that the Cherokee indians owned most the Ferrys, the inns, and the brothels in the south? When the Whites gained majority they forced at gunpoint all the indians on a March to Oklahoma. They were only allowed to take what they could carry. THE whites of the area here in the south were ransacking and robbing the homes of the indians before they were even out of sight. The ones that massacred the settlers in Chickamauga were promised Land if they would come out of hiding. In the adgreement they were gave Cherokee NC mountain land. Then they were hanged, the broken up people that came out of hiding settled into that reservation. (NOw a casino)

Local there is a great brick home where A indian made a grave error. He hired a white man to work for him. This was to give the poor destitute man a job. Chief VANN (Of Chief Vann House) was also forced to join the march or go to jail. He had to leave the great home he had built and migrate to Oklahoma to live with cousins he didn't know.

I see problems with people with Forced sensitivity. People do not really treat thier neighbors of mixed color equally. I try to.

People treat the "minorities" with EXTRA care, meaning they discriminate giving them jobs and treating them differently because of thier race and some kind of guilt they feel for what thier ancestors did to thier ancestors.

NU-NU (Eleanor) is a young black woman I have worked with, she has became a electrician in My local since I started out with them. She is half Cherokee and half negro descent. SHE Too has been treated different by both races also. We have lots in common. She always worked good for me, not so for others who treated her with mock respect.

My ancestors did not own slaves, did yours? I have nothing to feel guilty for. I treat people really equally. Sometimes rudely but the same nonetheless.

When I uswed to grow my jet black hair down the middle of my back and could not grow hair on my face, I can really tell you about discrimination. Nowadays when I go into stores they start speaking Spanish at me because of my dark complexion.

Maybe I will get medication next week making me a better person.. HAPPY PILLS to calm me down.

BE HAPPY, relax.. it could be much worse.


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Milacron of PM
08-06-2004, 09:02 AM
David, didn't I see you in the newspaper recently ? You're the one that pounded that 11 foot gator in the nose till he let go right ? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

08-06-2004, 02:10 PM
So much for the "steal" remark.. it is over $500 now..

EMAIL to this seller, he won't divulge price in email.. you have to call them on the phone.. in other words, a hard sell..

Sorry I posted it..


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