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    Everyone shows pictures of nice shiny new looking lathes. Well I think we should have an uglest lathe contest & I think I'll win. Saw a 16"swing South Bend for $400. Ser# 5702hkrlo so I had to go look. Man is it ever ugly! But it has a quick change gearbox, runs great, everything works as it should, isn't worn out, is 230V sng phase but it's missing 1 cover, 1 door on the base, has a crack in 1 leg & is by far the ugliest lathe I've owned. OSHA could use this like GM uses crash dummy's. Guess what, I bought it for $200 & drove away happy once more. So go ahead & post your pics & I'll take some Sunday & trump them all. I really think George should make this an annual event with a new lathe for the winner. Good luck & may the ugliest win! (Lathe, not owner).
    Here's a great link to the SB numbering system http://www.wswells.com/serial_number.html .
    "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
    world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
    country, in easy stages."
    ~ James Madison

  • #2
    You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.

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    • #3
      Why Thank You Mr Scrooge!
      "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
      world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
      country, in easy stages."
      ~ James Madison

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      • #4
        How can you have a beauty (or lack thereof) competition without pictures.? You can't possibly win, you're disqualified.

        Phil

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        • #5
          As I said in the post I'll take them today as it was dark & she's still on the trailer & I wanted to give you a head start.
          "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
          world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
          country, in easy stages."
          ~ James Madison

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          • #6
            That was nice giving the head start! lol.

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            • #7
              For heavens sake,, Now Flylo has bought up ALL the real nice lathes in the area, and now he's starting on buying up the ugliest lathes !!

              Man, this guy is beyond help, totally addicted !!

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              • #8
                Do I have to clean the swarf off of it before I take the picture?
                Definition: Racecar - a device that turns money into noise.

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                • #9
                  OK - I'll play along - here is when I brought mine home on the trailer



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                  • #10
                    Okay, I'll play...

                    Man, and I thought airguns were addictive :-)! What do you do with more than one? Anyway, here's mine, although I think it's beautiful, I doubt most would agree:



                    I had no business buying used machine tools when I bought this, knew absolutely nothing about them, but I got lucky, this has turned out to be the perfect machine for me and my purposes, working on those airguns I mentioned earlier. Later.

                    Dave

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                    • #11
                      Told you it was ugly! All the small, loose pcs are in the truck. OK guys show me what you have uglier. Come on lets see pics!


                      "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
                      world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
                      country, in easy stages."
                      ~ James Madison

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                      • #12
                        Oh flylo ,i have u beat. im gonna try to post a pick for 1st time so gimme a min.

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                        • #13
                          Hmm, I use my phone to read and post,not a laptop like for photobucket.

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                          • #14
                            If you're one that paints your machines, you're a couple steps ahead in the the stripping.
                            Harry

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                            • #15
                              Those are NOT ugly......

                              THIS is ugly









                              Edited to add more ugly
                              Last edited by J Tiers; 06-24-2012, 02:52 PM.
                              1601

                              Keep eye on ball.
                              Hashim Khan

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