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Hendey (BC) lathe on stilts

rke[pler

Diamond
Joined
Feb 19, 2002
Location
Peralta, NM USA
Probably just to make the electrical connections and filming easier? Not sure if that was the original shop, if so then very strange.
 

4GSR

Diamond
Joined
Jan 25, 2005
Location
Victoria, Texas, USA
I think the guy in the video is very short....too!

Very impressed on how fast that lathe stops on a dime. I wouldn't even know how to act with a lathe that stops on a dime.😨
 

m-lud

Stainless
Joined
Sep 4, 2016
Location
Missouri
Barber Colman era Hendey lathe. But why is it on stilts? same auction has a 10EE jacked up too.



A guy could build a wood walkway/platform in front and adjust to his perfect height. Easier on old legs.
That guy is isnt very tall. It looks raised 6 to 8 inches

Edit. Raised more like 12 inches
 
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M.B. Naegle

Titanium
Joined
Feb 7, 2011
Location
Conroe, TX USA
I'm average height, but I've seen a lot of shops/machinists intentionally raise their machines 4-6" in an effort to keep from bending over to operate, and IMHO it's not worth it. You'll still have a crick in your neck if you're running it non-stop and you have to lift chucks and work that much higher.
 

dana gear

Hot Rolled
Joined
Feb 27, 2013
Location
Northern califorina, usa
I'm average height, but I've seen a lot of shops/machinists intentionally raise their machines 4-6" in an effort to keep from bending over to operate, and IMHO it's not worth it. You'll still have a crick in your neck if you're running it non-stop and you have to lift chucks and work that much higher.
Oh heck yes, Most of the people in our shop are over 6 feet tall. many machines are raised.
 








 
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