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  • Ebay steal, Leblond lathe in Nashville Tn.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...831828410&rd=1

  • #2
    Glad they at least covered the ways prior to the paint rebuild. A machinery dealer that to his knowledge is in good shape. Says that they didn't do anything to it except paint.

    Joe

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    • #3
      Except for the paint, that one looks exactly like mine. Mine's more the color of that tailstock. ...wonder why he didn't paint it.
      I would not have painted the handwheels and handles tho. In fact I wouldn't have painted it anyway.
      Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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      • #4
        Mine does not have the speed control on top. That looks like the ones they auctioned off at TVA.

        ALSO, notice the taper follower on the back..
        I don't have that either.. Tool envy..

        David

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        • #5
          This is pretty much the lathe I just bought...although I believe my bed length is longer (36"). I also dont have the speed control or the taper attachment. Want the taper attachment though....probably build one within a year.

          Need to buy that lathe just to steal the changing gears out of it! I'm missin some teeth on one of em.

          -Jacob

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          • #6
            "We are a machinery rebuild shop and take pride in our work"

            I can see that, excellent rebuild job.

            Options: Tailstock, nice paint, etc.

            All I can say is WOW!!!!

            Chris

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            • #7
              I'm confused by the "steal" comment, since it has a reserve, which means we have no earthly idea what the (minimum) price actually is. For all we know he's holding out for a million bucks...

              which is why I despise reserve auctions...you have no idea if the seller is realistic or a nut case, so you have little inspiration to investigate and ponder the matter further.

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              • #8
                "All I can say is WOW!!!!" Yeah, I'll have to agree w/you Chris. I don't think that lathe's "rebuild" job is gonna draw in a lotta business for them. But looking at the other items on their web page, I got the impression that they probably deal mainly in newer, more up-to-date equip. and probably just don't want to invest a lot in that lathe. Shame. I'm just a hobbiest of course but I think it's a damn fine machine.

                That unpainted, brass thingy w/knob in center (shown in right hand pict.) doesn't control any speed. It's just a handy little calculator to convert work piece dia. to lathe rpm for various materials. But frankly I'd trade it for more flat surface area, which is always at a premium ...around my house at least.



                [This message has been edited by lynnl (edited 08-05-2004).]
                Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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                • #9
                  D.:

                  I was searching out the .01 to 1.00 auctions. I really didn't notice the reserve price. My Leblond sold twice on ebay, never paid for, I got it for $700. I am still chuckling. I bought it and picked it up in a Hertz truck.

                  Has anyone wrote him and asked him the reserve? If anyone is really interested I can call them local on my cell.

                  David

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                  • #10
                    I spent Fri - Sun in Gallatin Tenn about 25 miles from Nashville and didn"t even know about it. That's my luck.

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                    • #11
                      If they rebuild like they paint, I would avoid purchasing from them. Oops, forgot the tailstock thingie, too lazy/tired to paint front of bed behind lead screw.
                      Jim H.

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                      • #12
                        Something that's painted all over like that, handwheels, levers, compound etc will look like ****e 2 days after it's first used.
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                        Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                        • #13
                          I kinda adgree with John:

                          Put your hands on them wheels and the paint comes off. Painted by a kid or the wheels are rusty. Both are bargaining points that will get the machine cheaper.

                          I figured it would go for less than $500. Not so sure now. I found it while looking at .01 auctions.

                          David

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                          • #14
                            Based on John's prediction, It looks to me like it must have been used about 2 or 3 days before the picture was taken.
                            I think the patina of age and the gouges and scratches look lots better than a halfassed paint job like that. But I like the "mature" look anyway.
                            Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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                            • #15
                              Used dealer in Rocky Mount, NC who used to have an old black man who painted all their engine lathes *outside*

                              Was by there one day and he was painting a lathe, not only outside, but it was quite windy that day with sand blowing all over the place...just kept right on slathering the gray goop...

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