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Old 04-30-2009, 11:53 AM
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Imo, that lathe will only frustrate you. If it were me, I'd clean it up, make it operational and sell it and then go look for a more modern machine. With the weak economy, there's lots of deals to be had but there might be someone that is out looking for a collectors piece and will buy yours. I have no idea if a collector's market even exists but a modern machine has so much more to offer and will be much easier to operate and consume less time doing it. But if you decide to keep it, read up on lathe safety so you will at least be aware of the dangers. Even a small lathe can do major bodily damage. No loose clothing, no long sleeves, gloves or long hair. Learning how to run a lathe is a long time experience and some old timers will say they have forgotten more than a newbie will ever learn lol
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