Monarch 10EE near Seattle - GSA (fed gov) auction

jbrown97019

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Hi all,

For any of you in or near Seattle (Tumwater to be precise), GSA auctions has a Monarch 10EE that appears to have been owned by the state of washington on auction. Current bid is around 550, no reserve. I thought about it, but my beginning skill set could never do this machine justice.

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Ends early next week.
 

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In its day it was the ultimate tool room lathe. The eleltronics of its speed control now appear to be almost s19th century. If it's good to go there's no problem If not, a modern refit is in the works.
 

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Hi all,

For any of you in or near Seattle (Tumwater to be precise), GSA auctions has a Monarch 10EE that appears to have been owned by the state of washington on auction. Current bid is around 550, no reserve. I thought about it, but my beginning skill set could never do this machine justice.

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Ends early next week.
Howdy neighbor! I see we're not far from eachother :)

My advice as someone who went through this already, buy the biggest lathe you can fit. You'll hit a project that needs a lathe slightly bigger than the one you've got! You can always cut small things on a big lathe, but never big things on a small lathe :)

If you have the room for this 10EE, I'd say go for it. Otherwise you'd kick yourself over it forever.
 

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If I was in the market I’d be all over that machine!


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I want it but I don't have room for it. :bawling:
 

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Someone is going to get an incredible lathe for short money.
That is my bucket list lathe.
 

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Howdy neighbor! I see we're not far from eachother :)

My advice as someone who went through this already, buy the biggest lathe you can fit. You'll hit a project that needs a lathe slightly bigger than the one you've got! You can always cut small things on a big lathe, but never big things on a small lathe :)

If you have the room for this 10EE, I'd say go for it. Otherwise you'd kick yourself over it forever.
I'd be more interested if I hadn't just bought a g0750g... Also, howdy neighbor, we're closer than you think. I'm right at the bottom of Bald Peak.
 

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Well, I sucked it up and bought a bit of old-iron a while back and ended up with a 16"x30' Reed Prentice Lathe :) Also have a big surface grinder and a 3/4 size mill in case you need a hand making something in the future!
 

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Went for only $4100.00 -wow.
Looked to be super clean and in good condition.
 

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At least expensive enough that it wasn't a steal. If it went for like $1500, I'd feel stupid for not getting it despite not having room or use!
 
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