View Full Version : Lathe Purchase Update

01-16-2005, 09:55 PM

Thanks for your input on the last posting.

Just thought I would let you know that I was successful in buying the Acer 1340G lathe at the auction.

I pick it up tommorrow and bring it home to temporary storage while I prepare space for it.

I paid $2300.00 for it and feel it was a good price.

Now the adventure begins.

My Wife is loking at me with rasied ewyebrows but not saying to much, I'll give you a couple of years to see what you can do with it.

Now the challenge is laid down and I must show it was a positive thing to do.

I'm sure I will be out here more talking with you.

Again thanks

Al Messer
01-16-2005, 10:04 PM
Good luck with your new "toy". BTW, Wives like to receive flowers and JEWELRY!! LOL!

01-16-2005, 10:38 PM

Once you make a couple of paying projects, and a few little presents for your wife, she will be encouraging you to buy a mill.
Besides, just how useful are all those shoes she probably has stashed in her closet. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Michael Moore
01-16-2005, 11:12 PM
Get your sweetie interested in making jewelry. Mine spent a couple thou of her own money to buy a faceting machine, and good quality gemstone "rough" isn't cheap either. Once she (or he) starts buying silver and gold they won't complain about the price of 300M vacuum remelt for your projects. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif


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