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    i'm continuing the updates about this lathe here...

    i'm continuing the updates about this lathe here if anyone would like to follow, i bought some new gears from the U.K. and spotted a casting imperfection in the apron oiling setup that i need to mill...
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    i had never seen one like it before, seems...

    i had never seen one like it before, seems everyone wants to have a KURT vise these days but it has a swivel on it and the one i have now does not.
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    oh, ok. it will probably have to go truck freight...

    oh, ok. it will probably have to go truck freight though, that thing is heavy. they should have put the lift rings on that one too. lol.
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    a few more pics... 299060 this company just...

    a few more pics...

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    this company just bought out 2 other companies and is bringing everything under one roof, so they are cleaning out a lot of their older manual machines and tooling.
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    so i finally ended up buying a lathe, going to...

    so i finally ended up buying a lathe, going to pick it up next week. not the Monarch, it sold before i could get to it, these people on FB can be strange sometimes.
    anyway, it's the...
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    i saw this monarch 14.5 on FB marketplace $1250,...

    i saw this monarch 14.5 on FB marketplace $1250, 3 & 4 jaw chucks but FB won't let me in to ask questions.

    i don't like seeing an air hose hanging on the machine.

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    i know, 3.75 tons of cast iron goodness.

    i know, 3.75 tons of cast iron goodness.
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    so it looks like i'm moving away from the 16"...

    so it looks like i'm moving away from the 16" turret lathe possibility. after checking on prices for a conventional cross slide / compound rest setup (ouch!) and adding up what i would still need for...
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    i was thinking of offering him $750 and being...

    i was thinking of offering him $750 and being ready to get cursed out, lol. i'm in no hurry though.



    that reminded me, i looked at a "little" pacemaker a couple of months back, 16 x 54" which...
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    oh, and i also looked at this 10K, $750, no...

    oh, and i also looked at this 10K, $750, no belts, no wiring, .025 worn off the ways, teeth broken off the back gear, no extras. would not budge on price.

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    it was after i left his place i...
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    so it looks like South Bend engineering was...

    so it looks like South Bend engineering was working to "futureproof" this product 77 years ago, is that cool or what! lol.

    that is something i have never heard before (no surprise) regarding the...
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    ok, here's the latest. the owner is reporting no...

    ok, here's the latest. the owner is reporting no movement prying up on the chuck / main spindle bearing and sent me this pic of the turret ways.
    he said there is movement prying up on the turret but...
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    this is the vs setup in the colchester 297034

    this is the vs setup in the colchester

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    i totally appreciate all the feedback you folks...

    i totally appreciate all the feedback you folks are providing, that's why i came here.
    there are a lot of lathes for sale in new england right now, but my criteria is for a 12 to 16" swing so that...
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    sounds reasonable to me. thanks for the...

    sounds reasonable to me.


    thanks for the advise, mr. B
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    ok, i get it. wow that sounds cool.

    ok, i get it. wow that sounds cool.
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    so one dumb question, how do i make these turret...

    so one dumb question, how do i make these turret ports operational, is there some kind of adapter sleeve i need to use to convert those holes to a usable taper?
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    you guys are awesome! thanks so much for all this...

    you guys are awesome! thanks so much for all this feedback, it gives me a lot more confidence in possibly making this purchase.
    i will definitely keep you posted on what comes up.
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    ah, good point. i will see what i can find out....

    ah, good point. i will see what i can find out. thanks for all the good advise!
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    Texas, yes the coolant pump is AWOL, no chuck key...

    Texas, yes the coolant pump is AWOL, no chuck key but it does have the war production tag. i will ask for a pic of the vent door, it does look damaged.
    i've read your thread on restoring your 2-H...
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    couple more pics, the only thing it comes with is...

    couple more pics, the only thing it comes with is the extra 3 jaws

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    advise on buying 1942/3 16" 2-H Turret lathe

    this is my first post on practical machinist, so thanks for letting me join!
    i'm considering buying this 16" 2-H with 6 ft bed,SN 136376 catalog # 2-CW. here are some pics...
    i am a one-man...
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