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    Quote Originally Posted by D KIRBY View Post
    Aaron I have a Standard Modern Lathe 13x40 here but the spindle bore on these are only 1 3/8".
    You may be hard pressed to get 1.5" bore in a small lathe.
    If you are where I think you are you are maybe 1hr. away. You can come have a look anytime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beckerkumm View Post
    you didn't specify USD or Canadian dollar but if your budget can handle it, the S and B is a fine machine. Parts are hard to find and sourcing them from UK is expensive so the price isn't as bad as you might hope. Little fixes on a lathe can add up.

    The S and B is a very good candidate for a motor and vfd conversion which has been done on that machine. The 3.6-1 clutch reduction and 8-1 back gear allow lots of low end benefits and running up to 2500-3000 at the top end is easily done. I've been down the rabbit hole of a cheap up front cost lathe with issues and it takes a lot of time and money to sort stuff out. I've learned a lot but the pay for my time is nil. Dave
    Yeah that Smart and Brown looks beautiful! A bit too pricey for me at the moment though unfortunately... If I had the money just sitting around I would definitely jump on that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakme2 View Post
    I have a LeBlond Regal 13 x 40 that I haven't used in a few years. It isn't a servo shift model it has manual shift. The serial numbers say it was made in late 1957, it doesn't look that old. It has a chip tray, 6 and 8 inch 3 jaw chucks, and a 10 inch 4 jaw chuck, The 8 inch chuck I bought new and never used. It has a follow rest, a steady rest and an Aloris type tool holder. It also includes a LeBlond taper device. This machine was never used in production, I bought it out of a machine shop school about 20 years ago. The problem would be that it is over your budget, Cutting through all the bargaining my bottom dollar is $4500. Let me know if you are interested, I was about to list it for sale. It is located about 60 miles north of Dallas Texas.
    Thanks for the offer mate! As stated by DalmationGirl it's a long drive from here to texas! And I don't even have a car, so I think that's out of the question, sorry mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugRobotics View Post
    Please disregard the following if the lathe will used for roughing or low tolerance work.

    Yea, I've got to side with Dave on this one. I owned a pretty nice Emco Super 11 (right around the size you need) that did the job for 5+ years. I replaced that machine with a 10ee a few years ago (roughly 7k shipped) and was kicking myself for not making the investment sooner. If there is any wiggle room to wait and save up for the nicer machine definitely do it. The initial quality built into the Monarchs, Hardinges, Schaublins, etc pays itself off immediately (to a point obviously) when you are holding high tolerances or chasing a surface finish.
    For the most part I'll be doing work to +-0.001" tolerances or around that. The tightest tolerances I'll have to hit will be bearing fits... Not saying it wouldn't be nice to have a Monarch though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarongough View Post
    Thanks for the offer mate! As stated by DalmationGirl it's a long drive from here to texas! And I don't even have a car, so I think that's out of the question, sorry mate!
    Just for entertainment purposes get a quote from Uship.com Now I have no idea how crossing the border into the radiation zone is handled but it may not be that expensive to ship. Assuming the sellor can get the lathe onto the truck/trailer.

    I was looking at quotes to ship a Mori SL3 (10K #'s) from Ohio to Socal, I got quotes from $2k-$4.5K.

    On other hand I would never buy a lathe sight unseen, unless it was going to be a polishing lathe.

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    I have owned a fair bit of machinery, but never a 10EE. A 10EE that is all debugged and looks good with a DRO and basic tooling is worth more to sell than to make parts on IMO.

    At the same time though, I would probably keep a Hardinge HLV-H if I ever got a nice one. I feel like the Hardinge does small, accurate manual lathe better than Monarch.

    For a great common sense based machine that meets your requirements I would highly recommend the Takisawa TSL-800 or 1000. They are not the best of the best, but they are a great small lathe to own and use. They are packed with features and tough as nails. They also made a lot of them so availability is good.

    They were sold under other names like Webb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarongough View Post
    Hey All,
    I am looking for a decent small lathe to use for prototype work in my small shop. Floor space is at a premium so I'm looking for something that is sturdy but compact.

    I have owned a couple of import lathes and don't wish to go that route again. I would prefer to spend time restoring fixing a decent older machine, rather than 'restoring' a shitty brand new one

    Ideal specs:
    10x20 - 13x30"
    1.5" spindle bore
    Gearbox for power feed and threads. Would prefer metric and imperial threads without change gear, but I'm flexible on that.
    Electrical: flexible. I can do a motor swap, run off VFD, or run off 3 phase with no issues.

    Price: Ideally sub $3k. I'm fine with a project.

    Thanks in advance!
    -Aaron
    I'm in a similar boat and have been looking for a year for a lathe but haven t found one yet.
    I don't mind a vintage machine but it must be a gear head and Must have at least 1000 rpm.
    I'd like a little bigger ~14x36 or even 42
    Even a 15" if I can keep it under 5 hp and not too long.
    I'm even willing to travel.
    It Must have some tooling, a couple of decent chucks and a steady rest. I could live without a taper attachment but the bragging rights are nice.
    I keep adding to my lathe fund. Starting to look at machines in the $4000 range but of course would like to spend less.
    I'm absolutely Not interested in a Jet, Grizzly or similar China made machine. Don't need a big restoration project either.
    My old tractors are 60s and 70s models. I like that era of machines.

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    PM sent back Aaron

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarongough View Post
    Thanks for the offer mate! As stated by DalmationGirl it's a long drive from here to texas! And I don't even have a car, so I think that's out of the question, sorry mate!

    Thanks for the reply, I know the distance is an important part of the price. Good luck with your search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarongough View Post
    All other things being equal, you're telling me you'd choose a lathe that looks like the Nardini, over a lathe that looks like the Monarch??

    I think there's plenty of room for 'beauty' in industrial design and it's something that's neglected far too often these days...

    That aside: the Colchester Chipmaster has a reputation for being a fantastic lathe, so the fact it looks awesome is just a plus.
    My first post her on Practical Machinist. I just had to say, "I agree" That Chipmaster is a pretty good looking rig.

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    If I was looking for a lathe in Canada, I would be looking at Tos, Trens and Stanko, and other eastern block lathes. Canada imported a lot more of them than the US ever did, and they are not beautiful, but sturdy and usable.
    Also, I would be calling up dealers in the oil country of Alberta, and asking- often they dont list the little stuff online- why spend the time, when you have a $60,000 machine that you want to sell more.
    Your size and price range is something that they dont put a ton of attention into- its not very profitable. But they end up with em anyway.

    One thing I have seen is that every year, there are fewer used manual lathes for sale - kind of like the way there are fewer 55 Plymouths out there. A few get scrapped every month. And almost all of the companies who made lathes you would consider stopped making them 20 to 40 years ago. So the market keeps getting smaller- it keeps getting harder and harder to find a good used 80 year old machine cheap. Eventually, it will be very very hard. Especially at bargain prices. Jump when you find a good one.

    Used TOS Lathes for sale in Canada | Machinio

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    Quote Originally Posted by D KIRBY View Post
    Aaron I have a Standard Modern Lathe 13x40 here but the spindle bore on these are only 1 3/8".
    You may be hard pressed to get 1.5" bore in a small lathe.
    If you are where I think you are you are maybe 1hr. away. You can come have a look anytime.
    Dave
    Kirby,
    I am in Hamilton area. Is your lathe for sale ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarongough View Post
    Hey All,
    I am looking for a decent small lathe to use for prototype work in my small shop. Floor space is at a premium so I'm looking for something that is sturdy but compact.

    I have owned a couple of import lathes and don't wish to go that route again. I would prefer to spend time restoring fixing a decent older machine, rather than 'restoring' a shitty brand new one

    Ideal specs:
    10x20 - 13x30"
    1.5" spindle bore
    Gearbox for power feed and threads. Would prefer metric and imperial threads without change gear, but I'm flexible on that.
    Electrical: flexible. I can do a motor swap, run off VFD, or run off 3 phase with no issues.

    Price: Ideally sub $3k. I'm fine with a project.

    Thanks in advance!
    -Aaron
    There is a Henry Milnes lathe in Woodbridge.
    I don't know the spindle bore size, everything else looks within your specs.

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    Marius I have sent you a PM
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    I checked, nothing in my pm box.
    Not sure why.

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    Well I can say that the initial lathe that 'D KIRBY' mentioned is no longer available, happy to say that's because it is now sitting in my shop!



    Dave was great to deal with, he actually ended up driving a couple of hours to deliver the lathe to me here in Toronto. Showed up with the lathe on a trailer, along with the cutest little forklift I've ever seen! Put it on my loading dock and then I moved it into the shop with a pallet jack. Lifted it off the pallet one end at a time with my engine hoist. Chucked some rollers under it and got it into place as seen above!

    I'll be giving it a thorough going-over in the next few weeks. Will pull it all apart and give it a really good cleaning and maybe some new paint in places. The lathe is actually perfect in terms of size!

    I'll be fitting this with a KB electronics VFD hooked up to the front control panel to keep it looking original, that will make it really easy to run off a standard 110v circuit. I'll likely fit a DRO as well while I'm working on it.

    Thanks again Dave! And thanks to everyone in the thread!

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    Looks to be well cared for. Just the right size, cam-lock spindle, and parts still available. Good luck with it! PB

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    Cool machine Aaron, congratulations. We have the exact same one sitting next to the front window in our shop in Toronto. It has a 1 hp 240 VAC motor on it. You'd do well to put a 1.5 hp motor on it- 1 hp is too little for a lathe of this size, and was an option new.

    The longitudinal and cross feed are switched with the knurled shaft at the centre of the saddle directly under the cross feed handle. Engagement for either is done with the lever to the lower left on the front face of the saddle. The weirdo part of this design is that the entire geartrain within the carriage remains engaged and you're pushing against is when you manually move the saddle or cross-slide back to your starting position. Beware that leaving the lever engaged and using the knurled shaft to kick out the feed can easily result in over-shooting the detent and going from cross to longitudinal feed (crash).

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarongough View Post
    Well I can say that the initial lathe that 'D KIRBY' mentioned is no longer available, happy to say that's because it is now sitting in my shop!



    Dave was great to deal with, he actually ended up driving a couple of hours to deliver the lathe to me here in Toronto. Showed up with the lathe on a trailer, along with the cutest little forklift I've ever seen! Put it on my loading dock and then I moved it into the shop with a pallet jack. Lifted it off the pallet one end at a time with my engine hoist. Chucked some rollers under it and got it into place as seen above!

    I'll be giving it a thorough going-over in the next few weeks. Will pull it all apart and give it a really good cleaning and maybe some new paint in places. The lathe is actually perfect in terms of size!

    I'll be fitting this with a KB electronics VFD hooked up to the front control panel to keep it looking original, that will make it really easy to run off a standard 110v circuit. I'll likely fit a DRO as well while I'm working on it.

    Thanks again Dave! And thanks to everyone in the thread!
    Thanks Aaron, it was indeed a pleasure meeting you and getting to browse your shop.

    Maybe you can come up with a cute name for my baby forklift. You know like how you have made your two VMC's part of your family. Nice touch!

    I did have a DRO installed on my 11x20 lathe and it was a nice feature to have and I really liked it. That is until the X axis part of the readout quit working.
    I was able to mount it on the top left corner of the headstock cover making it nice and visible.

    Keep us updated on your progress with the lathe.

    I am going to be in touch with you on another matter that I would like your advice on.

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    Hi Marius, It is more than likely it was my fault, but I did send you a PM.
    So to make up for it I sent you another one.


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