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    Bought and brought home “a new to me” Hardinge
    HLV-H today. It runs but I told the guy it kind of
    resembles a Heinz57 lathe or Frankenstein lathe.
    It’s apparently been painted a few times and the
    cabinet is like a darker baby blue or something.
    The lathe is tan and gray.
    Is there a Hardinge Thread on here anywhere?
    Thanks.

  • #2
    Pictures would be nice. Plenty of info around about those. What do you want to know about it??

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    • #3
      Well I ran one at work during my apprenticeship, it’s
      a step up from my Smithy, actually a giant leap.

      I’m just going to have to go through all of it more
      than likely, It does run, but looks like crapola.

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      • #4
        I’ll post some pics tomorrow.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hammernanvil View Post
          Bought and brought home “a new to me” Hardinge
          HLV-H today. It runs but I told the guy it kind of
          resembles a Heinz57 lathe or Frankenstein lathe.
          It’s apparently been painted a few times and the
          cabinet is like a darker baby blue or something.
          The lathe is tan and gray.
          Is there a Hardinge Thread on here anywhere?
          Thanks.

          Wow. Super happy for you. There is not a lot of Hardinge here. Try Practical Machinist first. The very best bank of info for your new lathe. Im jealous cause I have always wanted one. JR
          My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

          https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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          • #6
            I'd love to have an HLVH that looks like crap.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JRouche View Post




              Wow. Super happy for you. There is not a lot of Hardinge here. Try Practical Machinist first. The very best bank of info for your new lathe. Im jealous cause I have always wanted one. JR
              I don’t do Practical Machinist, and I never liked the
              Format on Yahoos Hardinge Group. I noticed they
              moved, I might try checking it out again.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Forestgnome View Post
                I'd love to have an HLVH that looks like crap.
                I would love to have crap that looks like an HLVH.

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                • #9
                  Here’s my new crappy looking HLV-H
                  You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 4 photos.

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                  • #10
                    Nice - your going to like working with that thing

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                    • #11
                      Not crappy at all. Rather more like a diamond in the rough that just needs a little TLC. Nice find and I'm officially a trifle envious.
                      Chilliwack BC, Canada

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BCRider View Post
                        Not crappy at all. Rather more like a diamond in the rough that just needs a little TLC. Nice find and I'm officially a trifle envious.
                        Same here, just a bit envious. I'm drinking carbonated milk, you guys are having beer. And then hammernanvil comes along with great big champagne.

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                        • #13
                          Nice. Bring that thing back to its former glory.

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                          • #14
                            I ran one at work in my apprenticeship, I loved it.
                            After having used my Smithy for almost 20 years and having the knowledge and skills to run a lathe already, when I got on the Hardinge I couldn’t believe how much better my parts looked and how much easier it was to run the machine also. And the one at work did have a DRO too so that was a big help.
                            I knew I had to have one after running it. I sold my Chucker, one week ago, and got this one Yesterday.
                            After I sell my smithy, I’ll have all my money back pretty much, then I can spend it on the Hardinge.

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                            • #15
                              Does it work?
                              Otherwise the color it has been painted is unimportant, I do realize that hobbyists enjoy the original colors and a machine that looks like it has never been used.
                              Make parts and enjoy, That is a small manual lathe that has no peer today , you could buy 10 cheap lathes today for what the machine cost in 1969 dollars.

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