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Post by cyberbadger » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:51 pm

I've been to a few estate auctions and the machine tools are very interesting because many people have no idea what the stuff is...

This saturday I went to one and I spent $130 in total, and if you bought the stuff new, it could be thousands of dollars easily.

No one was putting in a start bid, so I would just jump in and bid $10 for a box and get it, it happened again and again. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shIqktZx3Zg

My buddy got two full size lathes, one a 1908 Werner? that was intended for overhead line shaft- originally for running off of a stationary horizontal mill steam engine. It had been converted with a transmission and electric motor. He got it for $100!

-CB
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