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  • FYI Craig's

    FOUR exclamation points

    https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/...287700633.html

    Len

  • #2
    Well, it's certainly cute, and it looks to be in good condition. Rare too - first one of these I've seen. But $2k? I wish him luck...

    Ian
    All of the gear, no idea...

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    • #3
      I'll raise you $500, https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/...288504248.html.

      lg
      no neat sig line
      near Salem OR

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      • #4
        I would love to have one but not for $2k. They have been going up in price for the last couple decades. usually you need at least $1500 to see one in decent shape. You can get a fix-it project for 1k.
        25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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        • #5
          That second one.... It took me a while to see the picture correctly. It seems to be sitting on top of the table of a drill press or some such thing, and appears to be bolted down to it.

          Wild.....

          I do not think they are worth anything like that. I believe the Lewis I have (which cost a quarter of that (re-scraped and in very good working order) is considerably more mill as far as actual work done, even though it has fewer "extras".

          The Atlas has an MT2 spindle, and while it has a 2-lug adapter, it is screwed onto the spindle, not native. It also is, IIRC, a single t-slot machine, which is rather limiting (the side slots are just v-slots for holding round bar stock, etc)

          My father-in-law had one, which he sold long ago (for $400). It seemed rather small, and appeared to lack "daylight", particularly between the arbor and the overarm, restricting the maximum diameter of cutter that can be used.
          Last edited by J Tiers; 03-10-2021, 02:14 AM.
          CNC machines only go through the motions.

          Ideas expressed may be mine, or from anyone else in the universe.
          Not responsible for clerical errors. Or those made by lay people either.
          Number formats and units may be chosen at random depending on what day it is.
          I reserve the right to use a number system with any integer base without prior notice.
          Generalizations are understood to be "often" true, but not true in every case.

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          • #6
            Rudy Kouhoupt did a series of articles showing his repair/renovation of a small, similar machine. Are those the same as what he did?
            Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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            • #7
              Nice, but it can't do anything that I couldn't do with my BP.

              JL.............

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              • #8
                I had an MFB about 20 years ago - I found it at the dump!! Only thing wrong was a couple of broken handles, IIRC. I kept it a couple of years & eBay'ed it for $500 more or less.

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                • #9
                  Cute from a distance - nasty looking castings... not a whole lotta pride in that machine...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JoeLee View Post
                    Nice, but it can't do anything that I couldn't do with my BP.

                    JL.............
                    I'm just the messenger
                    Len

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                    • #11
                      One of those was my first milling machine.
                      They are cute but with that single "T" slot in the table not easy to position hold downs and get any milling done.
                      Get it used around 1980 for less then $200.
                      Wanted to sell it around 1990 and had a friend that owned a second hand tool store. He sold it for me for $600.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lynnl View Post
                        Rudy Kouhoupt did a series of articles showing his repair/renovation of a small, similar machine. Are those the same as what he did?
                        Its the same type of machine that Rudy had, but Rudy's machine would actually be worth the money.
                        25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post

                          Its the same type of machine that Rudy had, but Rudy's machine would actually be worth the money.
                          Maybe. Looking at that first machine, it has every accessory and three arbors. It's as "loaded" as Rudy K's machine. It has probably got enough stuff with it to sell for $1200 or so. I'd not want it even so, but I recognize that it has nearly everything except a vertical head.

                          I don't think Mr Kouhaupt re-scraped his machine for alignment, he did a more limited amount of work.
                          CNC machines only go through the motions.

                          Ideas expressed may be mine, or from anyone else in the universe.
                          Not responsible for clerical errors. Or those made by lay people either.
                          Number formats and units may be chosen at random depending on what day it is.
                          I reserve the right to use a number system with any integer base without prior notice.
                          Generalizations are understood to be "often" true, but not true in every case.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

                            Maybe. Looking at that first machine, it has every accessory and three arbors. It's as "loaded" as Rudy K's machine. It has probably got enough stuff with it to sell for $1200 or so. I'd not want it even so, but I recognize that it has nearly everything except a vertical head.

                            I don't think Mr Kouhaupt re-scraped his machine for alignment, he did a more limited amount of work.
                            IIRC, he did have the vertical head and every accessory you could think of. I don't think he had it scraped in, but there was certainly some jewelling judging from the pics I've seen -- he kept it pristine.
                            25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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                            • #15
                              Sure.

                              But the basic machine is small. I got a somewhat larger machine (but still in the same "class" as a benchtop machine), which has 3 arbors, dividing head, vertical head, overarm brace, more cutters than I can use, etc, etc. with 1/4 the investment, because it is not a "known name" that has the "collectors" swarming all over it discussing "original paint" and judging the "completeness", etc.
                              CNC machines only go through the motions.

                              Ideas expressed may be mine, or from anyone else in the universe.
                              Not responsible for clerical errors. Or those made by lay people either.
                              Number formats and units may be chosen at random depending on what day it is.
                              I reserve the right to use a number system with any integer base without prior notice.
                              Generalizations are understood to be "often" true, but not true in every case.

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