- May 4, 2015
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 .
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.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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"I wouldn't or couldn't have chosen a better profession." I too convey precisely same sentiment.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.