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  1. The dealer is Mullin Machinery in New Jersey....

    The dealer is Mullin Machinery in New Jersey. Checking the ad, it's actually a Series I, but is definitely a Gen4 controller.

    Apart from a ratty one on eBay, that's the only one I've found for...
  2. Nice video. I liked how you had oil piped through...

    Nice video. I liked how you had oil piped through the die head. Good way to both lube and flush chips out.

    This would be their complete machine, not a refit, though I understand they more or less...
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    Is it that no one has one, or no one has one that...

    Is it that no one has one, or no one has one that they want to sell? :D

    Doc.
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    There's kind of a 'grey area' between the true...

    There's kind of a 'grey area' between the true home-shop guy (IE, just making parts for some other project in the shop [car, truck, motorcycle, etc.) and full-on production guy. (IE, making 50,000+...
  5. What do you gents think of an OmniTurn?

    I'm looking at an OmniTurn GT-75 to add to a currently almost-all-manual small shop, to be used for short-run production. (50 to 200 parts per run.)

    It's a Series II but has a Gen4 control, about...
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    -Because so many here are tool snobs. Unless you...

    -Because so many here are tool snobs. Unless you have a half-million-dollar 50-taper machine and are billing well into the six figures per month, you're not considered a real machinist. :D

    Hell,...
  7. -They made millions of turret lathes. But as far...

    -They made millions of turret lathes. But as far as anyone knows, not one engine lathe.

    Doc.
  8. -It's my understanding that Warner & Swasey never...

    -It's my understanding that Warner & Swasey never made an engine lathe.

    Doc.
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    -That's just it. I was given nothing of the sort....

    -That's just it. I was given nothing of the sort. The email address was [email protected] which is of course a free and generic one.

    The only update I have is that I have gotten no further...
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    Which is exactly what I did. Or didn't do. :) ...

    Which is exactly what I did. Or didn't do. :)

    Basically any potential sale ended the moment he refused the escrow. Some of you guys might have refused it as well, but there's no way I was going to...
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    -Quick question then: if you wanted to buy an...

    -Quick question then: if you wanted to buy an expensive piece of equipment, and the fellow gave you no contact information beyond a fairly generic name, a free online email address, and only a state...
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    -I'd have considered doing that, and would have...

    -I'd have considered doing that, and would have been happy to pay time & gas if there was a PM'er that could do such a thing. But again, the only location information the seller would provide was...
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    -100% agree, sir. But there also has to be a...

    -100% agree, sir. But there also has to be a measure of trust and security. I buy from a dealer, I have a wealth of contact information, or, if it comes down to it, legal recourse. I bought a...
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    -I asked, he declined to answer. The name I was...

    -I asked, he declined to answer. The name I was given was Peter Ruger. Searching on that name here produces no relevant results.



    -He offered to arrange trucking from WV to the consolidator in...
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    I kind of understand, but in this case, I got a...

    I kind of understand, but in this case, I got a response from a request posted in the machinery wanted section. Presumably a reader, but no screen name was given.

    The photos looked good, a nice...
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    Went through Escrow.com, seller refused...

    Went through Escrow.com, seller refused transaction. If that wasn't a Big Red Flag I don't know what is. :)

    Doc.
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    Still looking, cash still in hand. Anyone? :) ...

    Still looking, cash still in hand. Anyone? :)

    Doc.
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    Machinery Escrow service?

    I'm in the market for a small turning center, and a PM'er responded with what appears to be a nice machine for me, at a reasonable price. However, he is also unknown to me and I have no contact...
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    WTB: OmniTurn GT-75

    Looking for a good-condition OmniTurn GT-75. Prefer series II or III if possible, or with the upgraded control.

    Looking for plug-and-play, or something needing minor service if the price is right....
  20. Thread: Gloves

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    -I remember that one. That was a fun thread. We...

    -I remember that one. That was a fun thread. We even got James Randi to post, offering the believers his "million dollar challenge" if they could prove it.

    Good times, good times. :D

    Doc.
  21. Thread: Gloves

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    -I don't doubt it. But how is that a condition...

    -I don't doubt it. But how is that a condition caused by the glove? It seems equally, if not more so, dangerous to use with a bare hand?



    -So, to apply the same logic of "no gloves, ever", we...
  22. Thread: Gloves

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    -Yessir. And in the rare case of a too-heavy...

    -Yessir. And in the rare case of a too-heavy weight crushing the steel-toe cap and amputating the toes, we must state unequivocally that you must not wear steel-toe boots anywhere, at any time, for...
  23. Thread: Gloves

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    -So the glove somehow caused you to...

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    -So the glove somehow caused you to grab rotating machinery?!?



    -On your lathes, can the lead screw whip out like a cobra and grab an unwary passersby?
  24. Thread: Gloves

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    -The more relevant one is "This Machine Has No...

    -The more relevant one is "This Machine Has No Brain, Use Your Own". :)



    -Entirely possible. In that case, it can catch your bare hand as easily as it catches a glove- which is why you try to...
  25. Thread: Gloves

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    -Yes, yes, that's the common response. "It hasn't...

    -Yes, yes, that's the common response. "It hasn't hurt you YET, therefore stop using them while you can!" or some such supercilious twaddle. :)

    No, sorry. That's like saying I can go without...
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