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BC Ames Triplex Lathe Anyone ever use one

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  • #31
    Originally posted by bl00 View Post
    I ended up buying the one in Virginia from the Vintage Machinery ad. The mill table wasn't stashed away anywhere, so I'll be making one. If anyone still has a Triplex in their possession I could use some measurements in order to make casting molds. I tried talking my self out of going to look at it, but eventually the important part of my brain won out and off I went. Hopefully it will get functionally restored and earn it's keep or maybe just sit there and look pretty. Either way I'm OK with it.

    Here's a pic after a bit of dirt removal. Also, it was interesting to see that in the patent application there were two other versions.

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    Congrats b100 that is a cool machine,I talked to the seller about that machine and reluctantly chose not to buy it on the freight alone Virgina is a long way from Alberta.Where are you located,those patent drawing are cool,keep us posted on the refurbish.It's good to see it won't be turned into razor blades!
    Last edited by Tundra Twin Track; 02-18-2019, 09:33 PM.


    • #32
      Thanks. I'm in Virginia, so it was only a 2 1/2 hour drive for me.