It's been building up inside and then at last week's hang, I couldn't keep it to myself anymore. I asked Glen what size lathe I might need. Then I emailed Alex with the same question. I do work in a building full of machinists, but I wanted to know what guys who do exactly the kind of work that I wanna do think. Size does matter.
Alex, being the guy he is, adopted my cause and went out on the interwebs to find me a couple of prospects. After that, things moved incredibly fast. I was out the door at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, pocket full of Franklins, trailer in tow, en route to Moscow. Once there, a deal was made. I headed for home with a buncha parts.
|It has a couple of rough edges, but all in all, it's in pretty decent shape. This was easily straightenable.|
|Oh btw, it's Chinese. This is one of the upside-down pedestals. They don't believe in wasting paint where it's not necessary.|
|The guy I bouht it from put some aluminum bars with levelling feet on the pedestals. Sweet.|
|Here's the base, after some tuning up and assembly.|
|I don't know where it belongs in my shop yet. I need to use it for a while to figure that out. So I'm putting it on this skid, so I can move it around more easily.|
|I put this together to lift the lathe out of the trailer.|
|I can jockey it around with a pry bar,|
|or set it on rollers.|
|All this activity was taking up all of the |