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As some of you know, I have wanted to stop managing H-M for some time.
It's a tremendous strain on my personal life. I want to set up my own shop.
In September, September 15, to be exact, it will be 8 years that Hobby-Machinist has been in existence.
I have been training VTCNC to run things here. Dabbler is going to learn too.
I feel that they are ready to start taking over the operation.
I will be here to help in case they need, but I don't think they will.
Tony Wells is and will be here also to consult with.
I will be doing backups, upgrades, and installing addons.
Other than that, I will not be around.
I am leaving this place in good operating condition, and financial condition.
A couple of reasons @dlane , but first the reason I'm interested in this machine is because only one person so far is bidding on this machine and his bid is $100. maybe someone will come in at the last moment and bump it up a little but still it doesn't look like this machine will go for much . I'm only interested in it for the legs , but say it goes for around $100. and shipping was really only $300. It would still be a smokin' deal . There is a guy in my area that is trying to corner the market on vintage Atlas/Craftsman stuff his prices are pretty steep . He has a pair of those legs and he wants $400. firm . The main problem for me is space , so (haha) I have to think small .
Not necessarily, but if so, there's nothing unreasonable about that. Three or four years ago, I bought an MFC (in this case obviously incomplete) solely because it was sitting on one of the post-war steel cabinets. Not as far to ship as in Mark's case but it was in NJ and I'm in Houston, so hardly next door.