Just put that lathe in an envelope and send it to me. ;-)
Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA
> As a side line I buy and sell tools and machinery. Mostly metal working
> stuff as well as collectable woodworking stuff.
> Today I bought a bunch of stuff from the estate of an engineer who did
> some tinkering in his basement. Among other things I got an Atlas lathe.
> I guess it is 10". It has enough things wrong with it that I figured I'd
> just part it out. Then it occurred to me that it could be set up as a
> dedicated tube mitering machine for a frame builder. It does have a
> milling attachment which is worth more then the machine. It also has a
> quick change gear box which was a deluxe option. It has a 3 jaw chuck
> with both sets of jaws and a tailstock chuck.
> I didn't spent a lot of time inspecting it and it is still in the
> widow's basement in Centerport, Long Island, New York. I guess I'll
> spell out what I saw wrong with the machine to save myself explaining it
> many times over. The bracket that supports the lead screw on the
> tailstock end is broken. The large gear on the headstock spindle is in
> bad shape. This would have to be replaced in order to use the back gears
> (very slow speeds). The motor is not mounted or wired. The hand crank is
> missing off the milling attachment. There might be other stuff wrong
> If somebody wants to buy this machine where it sits, the price is $325.
> I'll help you get it out of the basement.
> There is also a 60's vintage Craftsman floor model drill press down
> there. I guess it is 14". Looks to be in good shape. The price on that
> is $175.
> Jamie Swan - Northport, N.Y.