[CR]Re: [Frame] lathe for sale

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Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 22:38:26 -0400
From: jamie swan <jswan@optonline.net>
To: rocklube@adnc.com
References: <3EF3607D.6F639465@optonline.net> <3EF361B4.4EB9@adnc.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: [Frame] lathe for sale

Hi Brian, You don't want that lathe. Atlas is the Huffy of machine tools. Jamie Swan - Northport, N.Y.

Brian Baylis wrote:
> jamie,
> 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
> > too.
> >
> > 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.