This group could start one. Call it the underground latheway!
You would have to be the most PATIENT person as ever snailed from Patagonia to Lower Post, BC, though!
"This group.." would have to break it down, paint it, change the belts, motor, drum switch, and countershaft, "think about" hand scraping all the surfaces NOT painted .......at each staging post along the way.
Then tarp it, outdoors, and neglect it long enough to pick up "light surface rust, only".. Figure three years to play with it, three more to give it that "patina"?
So the NEXT guy wasn't pissing and moaning he had been CHEATED of a chance to show his
skill ..... agonize for a year over how best to remove rust, slather with two part primer even GOD can't properly afford, paint with a toxic brew that costs even MORE.. and post feelthy "before" and clean "after" photos!
It's a SOUTH BENT, after all.
That's what they are FOR!