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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:26 am 
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So I've been keeping an eye on the local CL for a metal lathe. I admittedly don't fully know what I'm looking for beyond the typical minimum size/brand recommendations, but when you guys say to get more lathe than you think you'd ever need, this isn't what you mean, right? :shock:
https://raleigh.craigslist.org/tls/6202447990.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:08 am 
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Of course you need it.
If I lived within a few hundred miles I would need it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:02 pm 
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You got three phase power in your garage?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:20 pm 
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Ratimus wrote:
You got three phase power in your garage?


Doesn't need it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable-frequency_drive

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:30 pm 
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That is a very capable lathe with several hundred dollars worth of extras. I would be all over it in a heartbeat.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:45 am 
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Y'all are killing me. How does one even move something that big?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:53 am 
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As long as the spindle looks good without runout, it should be fine. To move it, rent an engine hoist and work carefully.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:05 am 
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LatakiaLover wrote:
Ratimus wrote:
You got three phase power in your garage?


Doesn't need it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable-frequency_drive

The seller is also offering a single phase motor.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:34 am 
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LatakiaLover wrote:
Ratimus wrote:
You got three phase power in your garage?


Doesn't need it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable-frequency_drive


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:46 am 
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RickB wrote:
Y'all are killing me. How does one even move something that big?

Enterprise will rent you a 24' truck with a Tommy gate on it. Safe, easy no worries about balance.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:26 am 
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Welp, looks like it's a definite no-go :cry:
Really don't have room for it and current circumstances make it hard to justify buying it right now, especially considering I've literally never even been in the same room as a metal lathe at this point (and so perhaps some of that money would be better spent taking some intro machining courses at the local community college...).
Still though, the idea of building pipes on a cool old behemoth like that holds a certain romance - not sure how much he's on the forum these days, but you guys think this would be something David Huber would want to take a look at?
Anyway, sorry for getting everyone all excited. As always I appreciate the encouragement/enablement :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:44 pm 
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Nice lathe and great price.

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