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    Happen to see a 13x40 lathe for sale today on Facebook marketplace. From the pictures it didnít look to bad. Was all there but had a little surface rust. Price was $350! Naturally I jumped on it but was told I was second in line. Lady said if the first guy didnít take it, it was my turn. I told her I had my trailer hooked up and was ready to make the 15 mile trip to come get it. Well needless to say the first guy took it. Oh well. Put the trailer back in the barn next to my tractor. Maybe next time.


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    Your title confused me. I am getting old and always misplacing small drill bits inserts and screws. Never lost a lathe yet. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredC View Post
    Your title confused me. I am getting old and always misplacing small drill bits inserts and screws. Never lost a lathe yet. :-)
    Agreed, confusion thread title.
    Lost to fire or flood. Stolen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pops2004 View Post
    Happen to see a 13x40 lathe for sale today on Facebook marketplace. From the pictures it didn’t look to bad. Was all there but had a little surface rust. Price was $350! Naturally I jumped on it but was told I was second in line. Lady said if the first guy didn’t take it, it was my turn. I told her I had my trailer hooked up and was ready to make the 15 mile trip to come get it. Well needless to say the first guy took it. Oh well. Put the trailer back in the barn next to my tractor. Maybe next time.


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    I've lost my ass on a few jobs but never the whole lathe.

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    IIRC Guy Lautard had a story titled "We Lost That One Sheave Altogether". It was a large magnesium wheel for a wire coating operation, if I remember, and required remachining of the rim periodically. So they'd taken it to an old time shop with large old lathes. The old machinist was working away and the magnesium swarf was starting to accumulate. Someone tried to raise a question about that but the old machinist just told them he knew his business and to butt out. Somehow the fire started, and of course with any cutting oil and the fine magnesium shavings you can see what's about to happen. It cut that lathe right in half.

    So, there's another lathe "lost".

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    Lathes get lost all the time.

    Many years back, a friend bought a Monarch 10EE at a Handford Nuclear auction. When he went back with a trailer to pick it up, no one knew where it was, didn't know what happened to it. He got more and more hostile until he got to the auction manager. Investigation suggested some insider familiar with the paperwork, had slipped an outsider a forged bill of sale and in the confusion immediately following a large auction, his 10EE was hauled out the gate. He got his money back, but still has not found a 10EE as nice for the bargain price he thought he'd paid.

    jack vines

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    You were close at least.

    There's a notoriously douchey machinery dealer in Portland- Dan Lewis. He primarily buys craigslist deals, doesn't verify if it works or not, inflates price by 10,000% and sits on it until it sells, then goes radio silent when you find out it doesn't work or he never ships the missing parts he promises.

    I enjoy being next to a seller when dealer Dan calls.

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    I was waiting here a tell of woe how the lathe fell of the flatbed at 60 on the freeway and took out a cop car...Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackardV8 View Post
    Lathes get lost all the time.

    Many years back, a friend bought a Monarch 10EE at a Handford Nuclear auction. When he went back with a trailer to pick it up, no one knew where it was, didn't know what happened to it. He got more and more hostile until he got to the auction manager. Investigation suggested some insider familiar with the paperwork, had slipped an outsider a forged bill of sale and in the confusion immediately following a large auction, his 10EE was hauled out the gate. He got his money back, but still has not found a 10EE as nice for the bargain price he thought he'd paid.

    jack vines
    An interesting fact about auctions, at least in PA is that if you win a bid and they can not produce the item in the condition it was in when you won the bid then they are obligated to replace the item with one of comparable value and condition. Comparable value being defined by what the item is worth, not what you paid for it. They will try to offer you your money back and if you accept it then it's over but if you know what their obligations are and refuse the money you will eventually end up with something equal or better than the item you won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardplates View Post
    An interesting fact about auctions, at least in PA is that if you win a bid and they can not produce the item in the condition it was in when you won the bid then they are obligated to replace the item with one of comparable value and condition. Comparable value being defined by what the item is worth, not what you paid for it. They will try to offer you your money back and if you accept it then it's over but if you know what their obligations are and refuse the money you will eventually end up with something equal or better than the item you won.
    I'll also add the same applies to riggers which is why many times I have gladly paid more for rigging than the item or machine itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredC View Post
    Your title confused me. I am getting old and always misplacing small drill bits inserts and screws. Never lost a lathe yet. :-)
    Worked on a few in engineering shops that I wished someone would lose.

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    Seeing that the OP is on the Aland Islands, it could be that it fell off the boat.....................

    Aland Map - Finland - Mapcarta

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    How can you lose something you never had?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    You lookin' for a "Participation Award" or sumthin' ?
    Probably. People on facebook post shit like that all day long. It makes you wanna punch babies.

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    That's what happens when you are trying to buy lathe in Ňland islands.
    Try Sweden or Finland next time, Ňland has only apple lathes.

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    This is a ruf crowd. No sympathy here. Better luck next time. Edwin Dirnbeck

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwin dirnbeck View Post
    This is a ruf crowd. No sympathy here. Better luck next time. Edwin Dirnbeck
    Try looking for your lathe over at George's forum...and take the Op with you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChipSplitter View Post
    Seeing that the OP is on the Aland Islands, it could be that it fell off the boat.....................

    Aland Map - Finland - Mapcarta
    Iím not from the Aland island. Iím in Texas. For some reason I canít change it in the profile page.


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