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  • Speaking of lathes..... here's a C-L "beauty".... look closely.....

    http://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/3263119593.html

    It's in "great shape", remember.........
    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.

  • #2
    Looks like its had an attack of 'hammeritus'
    Strains of barge pole spring to mind!!!
    LOL
    Peter
    Last edited by ptjw7uk; 09-14-2012, 05:27 AM. Reason: spelling
    I have tools I don't know how to use!!

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    • #3
      it is a typical school lathe. atleast he did not do a raddlecan restore.

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      • #4
        Apart from the paint it looks ok. I'd say it was given a good clean and a lot of the paint was scrubbed off.

        Nev
        Nev.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NiftyNev View Post
          Apart from the paint it looks ok. I'd say it was given a good clean and a lot of the paint was scrubbed off.

          Nev
          You DID give the compound a good close look, right? What's left of it, anyway......
          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
            You'd look that way too if someone left you out during Katrina, must have resurfaced a little during Isaac.

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            • #7
              WOW!!!
              How severe of a crash is needed to destroy the compound like that?
              One side completely sheared-off and 'repaired', and the other side halfway gone.
              Holy Smokes!!

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              • #8
                I'd be sure to take a .0001" DTI and check out the spindle. Too bad as that model is a very good HSM lathe.

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                • #9
                  I actually ran across that ad while on SearchTempest! Took a quick look at the big picture, then quickly figured it wasn't anywhere near what I was looking for and closed it. I wish now I had taken the time to look at some of the other pictures, especially the compound. I would have been LESS interested at that point, but at least I would have been entertained! Thanks for posting!

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                  • #10
                    I didn't have to see the damage picture to immediately start to worry. The machine's clean and that's bad news. Was is steam cleaned, pressure washed? The compound would be the least of my worries, easy to fix compared to thrashed ways or a bend spindle. This might be a really nice machine, only the person that inspects it in person can tell us that.
                    Mike
                    Central Ohio, USA

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                    • #11
                      That machine shows quite a bit of use. Missing paint can also be sign that it was run with coolant. Some coolants make good paint remover. I have used a number of machines that looked a lot like that one (missing corner of the compund and all) and still diid really nice work. One reason for them looking like that is because it was a good reliable machine that the guys in the shop liked to use. Paint is only on there to get the machine sold.

                      Good paint doesn't make it produce better parts. Some of the best parts I have seen have come from machines with very little paint.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kf2qd View Post
                        I have used a number of machines that looked a lot like that one (missing corner of the compund and all) and still diid really nice work.
                        Missing CORNER of the compound? heck there's barely a "corner" LEFT of the original t-slot.

                        Paint? Schmaint....... My 10" lathe is several shades of gray due to various parts being painted whenever...... so what?

                        But.... for THIS one.......Remember, it's in "great shape"......

                        Presumably "great" other than the compound t-slot having been ripped out by the roots..... and the unseen damage to the OTHER parts of the machine that DID the damage...... and whatever un-shown damage exists due to OTHER clueless acts by previous users, since if they did THAT, they did other things as well.

                        I certainly would not say that the repair is bad.... that's actually reasonably standard for such repairs. And it is functional.

                        But, describing the machine as "in great shape"..... with no further comment? Well.................

                        More Craig's list optimism.....
                        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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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
                          Missing CORNER of the compound? heck there's barely a "corner" LEFT of the original t-slot.

                          Paint? Schmaint....... My 10" lathe is several shades of gray due to various parts being painted whenever...... so what?

                          But.... for THIS one.......Remember, it's in "great shape"......

                          Presumably "great" other than the compound t-slot having been ripped out by the roots..... and the unseen damage to the OTHER parts of the machine that DID the damage...... and whatever un-shown damage exists due to OTHER clueless acts by previous users, since if they did THAT, they did other things as well.

                          I certainly would not say that the repair is bad.... that's actually reasonably standard for such repairs. And it is functional.

                          But, describing the machine as "in great shape"..... with no further comment? Well.................

                          More Craig's list optimism.....
                          Agreed, but give him/her credit, they knew how to spell it.

                          Dave

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                          • #14
                            I wouldn't get too hung up over the compound damage. It is more consistant with damage from an improperly installed lantern toolpost than a crash. The potential purchaser would be prudent to inspect the spindle for runout, but that is an easy check and should be done with any used lathe purchase.

                            The seller is at least honest enough to include a very detailed photo of the compound and damage, not covering it up with a rag or something. Several good quality photos from all angles as well. Have to give him perks for that.
                            Jim H.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JCHannum View Post
                              I wouldn't get too hung up over the compound damage. It is more consistant with damage from an improperly installed lantern toolpost than a crash. The potential purchaser would be prudent to inspect the spindle for runout, but that is an easy check and should be done with any used lathe purchase.
                              Quite true..... as far as it goes......

                              Hey, I'm selling a car.... I describe it as "in great condition"...... I include pictures of the damage from a front-end collision, AND my partial repair of the damage using non-factory parts (angle iron etc, no duct tape). I include a closeup of the missing portions of the fender and lack of the left-side headlight.............. but, mind, the car is still driveable.....

                              So........... do I ALSO get "perks" for my honesty, AND a free pass on the description as "in great condition"......?

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                              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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