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  • Tom S
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    A $2 Levin. That’s got to be some sort of record.

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  • nickel-city-fab
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    Ja, those Levins are worth something. I often see parts and accessories for them on eBay, at prices that make me choke.

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  • Dan Dubeau
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    Ok, bit more of this mystery solved. Don't know how I missed it last night, but it's a Levin B. Barely noticeable on the working end of the headstock so I took some paint off and you can now clearly see the mark. This might change things a bit...


    Sorry for the badly focused pic, I couldn't get the camera to focus that well on it. But trust me it does say Levin.

    http://usedlathetooling.info/levin-b-jewelers-lathe/

    Knowing what it is now will change my course of action for sure. Doozer may still be right, but I'll approach the "restoration" with a softer touch than I was going to. It's actually not as bad as the pics make it looks, everything is free and moving, but still, should not be rusty like that. and that blue paint doesn't belong.....I'm going to bring it to work with me and make it my pet project for the next little while. Ya, it's a shame somebody let a nice tool get in this condition, but it is what it is. I'll see to it that it makes tiny chips/shavings again....someday....

    And George, I tried bolting it on the Tormach, but I don't think it's gonna work. Hold down stud is the completely wrong size.....

    Don't laugh, but I've made some really small fixture gauge pins before and it would have been awesome to have a small indexing headstock like that to hold the pin shank to do the milling. A mini spindex lol.

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  • old mart
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    The knob is from a Saunders valve, probably diaghragm type with no spindle gland.

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  • nickel-city-fab
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    Or elected !
    Don't you mean "erected"?

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  • Doozer
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    Or elected !

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  • Dan Dubeau
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    Originally posted by George Bulliss View Post

    Doozer made a play on the term Magna Visor that someone mentioned.
    lol, I can only imagine. If it's what I think, a joke like that in today's climate might get somebody cancelled.

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  • nickel-city-fab
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    Originally posted by George Bulliss View Post

    Doozer made a play on the term Magna Visor that someone mentioned.
    OK I gotta shut my imagination off for a while...
    Seriously though, I think it's a nice little lathe and he should fix it up. It can't be too difficult.

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  • George Bulliss
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    Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
    I know.. now we're all going wadid I miss?!
    Doozer made a play on the term Magna Visor that someone mentioned.

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  • nickel-city-fab
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    Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
    I know.. now we're all going wadid I miss?!
    George said the guy should attach a stepper and use it for a 4th axis on his Tormach.
    I figured George was taking the piss -- you can do that when you own the place

    Whatever Dooz said must've been pretty good ...

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  • Mcgyver
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    I know.. now we're all going wadid I miss?!

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  • Dan Dubeau
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    Bring it Doozer, what did George delete?

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  • Doozer
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    Originally posted by George Bulliss View Post

    I know, I chuckled before I deleted it. It's not always the post, it's the malarkey the post brings in.
    Ok, for the record I am sorry.
    But you must understand,
    sometimes I just can't help myself!
    It is like I have a half gallon of chocolate
    ice cream in front of me, and it is going
    to melt if I don't eat it ! ! !

    --D

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  • George Bulliss
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    Oh come on George.
    I was just trying to be funny !

    -Doozer
    I know, I chuckled before I deleted it. It's not always the post, it's the malarkey the post brings in.

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  • Doozer
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    Oh come on George.
    I was just trying to be funny !

    -Doozer

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