HGR HAS 16- 18" MONARCH 1942 navy $783.

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GOD I wish I could get her. The very best LATHES ever. One spinner handle missing or broken hand wheel looks ok . She's a good looking machine .
 

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Well, I am building an entire virtual industrial machine shop in my head. Complete with overhead shafts, and three phase circuits. Every time I see a particularily magnificent machine, that I either pass on or loose to a higher bidder, I add it to the shop. Much better than actually buying and having to move and install these big monsters.

Here's my latest addition (edit: to my virtual shop) the rebuilt 18x 8' Henley, that came up on the local market last summer. Completely rebuilt, including grinding the ways, with tooling.

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Well, I am building an entire virtual industrial machine shop in my head. Complete with overhead shafts, and three phase circuits. Every time I see a particularily magnificent machine, that I either pass on or loose to a higher bidder, I add it to the shop. Much better than actually buying and having to move and install these big monsters.

Here's my latest addition - a rebuilt 18x 8' Henley, that came up on the local market last summer. Completely rebuilt, including grinding the ways, with tooling.

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Excellent Glenn, I think I remember that thread where we were all oooing and ahhhing over that beauty. Glad you came to your senses and got it.
How's she turn?
 

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Ahaha, well, it turns smooth as silk in my imagination. I didn't actually purchase the lathe, only mentioned it above as an addition to my Virtual machine shop- machines I wished I owned!

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That is my all time favorite old time lathe; I always wanted one, probably will not happen, will have to settle for my 19" Regal Leblond WW-2 lathe that came off a Liberty ship.
 
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Back in my earlier years, I ran a old new 36" Monarch lathe that came from government storage. The only noise that lathe made came from the 30 HP motor. Nice and smooth running, I could hold 0.001" tolerances all day long on that lathe! There's a shop here in town where I'm at, the owner has four of the 36" Monarch lathes in his shop. Brought back memories.

BTW: I know a man that had two of them Hendy tieback lathes in his shop. They sure were nice! He sold them many years back for a different taste in iron.
 

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I down load the pictures if possible and save them. Boring mills , planners , turret LATHES all kinds I've run and learned on. I wish I had pictures of the real shops I'd worked in.
I wouldn't or couldn't have chosen a better profession.
 

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I down load the pictures if possible and save them. Boring mills , planners , turret LATHES all kinds I've run and learned on. I wish I had pictures of the real shops I'd worked in.
I wouldn't or couldn't have chosen a better profession.
"I wouldn't or couldn't have chosen a better profession." I too convey precisely same sentiment.
Early as 1961, 5th grade; adults typically as children "what are you going to be when you grow up?" I never, ever said doctor, policeman, fireman, truck driver, [or ophthalmologist, which intrigued me by virtue of measuring and precision] and sure as hell not accountant.
I'm going to be a Toolmaker. Back then, most adults knew a Toolmaker, or what it meant.
Conversely, pinhead recruiter-headhunters are f'n clueless toads, asking if I'm interested as a CNC operator. Can you read? Does the word operator appear even once in my resume? Thanks for calling. . .and giving me another number I can block.
 
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