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    So stopped by and talked to scrap yard owner, guy...

    So stopped by and talked to scrap yard owner, guy called back about it and they told him 1500 (which is what the original asking price was) and the prospects buyer is still mulling it over.

    Ran...
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    Bahah I just noticed, they aren't on my phone,...

    Bahah I just noticed, they aren't on my phone, maybe I'll try a go at it from the desktop one of these days.
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    So an update. Stopped by this morning, all...

    So an update.

    Stopped by this morning, all ready to start pulling parts. Scrap yard owner wants to ait on it for awhile because someone asked about buying the whole thing and at 11k pounds they...
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    Alright, I'll see what I can get, trying to get...

    Alright, I'll see what I can get, trying to get my stuff together to head back in the AM.
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    257917 Didnt see it but I didnt pay that much...

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    Didnt see it but I didnt pay that much attention, it was how long is this, ok no way I can take it even though I want it.
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    So what I've got on my shopping list so far. ...

    So what I've got on my shopping list so far.

    BSG
    Steady/follow rest and chuck
    Steady and follow rest come of with large bolt facing downward to a clamp thr rides under the ways correct?
    Chuck...
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    Cash only is so it's off the books, scrap is not...

    Cash only is so it's off the books, scrap is not his main game, he is a steel supplier. I'm not knocking the gig, I've paid that price many times, and plan on going back for more. But for some of...
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    Yup and cash only, so the money goes out buying...

    Yup and cash only, so the money goes out buying scrap, and never comes back in to the books. That price has been steady for I think almost 8 years. All the employees are trying to get the owner to...
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    The scrap yard already owns the lathe, it was...

    The scrap yard already owns the lathe, it was listed for 1500, no on took it, and they worked a deal to clean the warehouse.
    The scrap yard lets you walk to yard, and buy steel at 25 cents a pound,...
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    The whole thing was for sale for 1500 before they...

    The whole thing was for sale for 1500 before they got it for scrap, and my price now would be 2500 if its 10k pounds.
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    Ohhh real quick, need a moderator of some kind to...

    Ohhh real quick, need a moderator of some kind to chime in on this and give his or her blessing, this isn't the for sale thread, just making sure I'm not making anyone mad.
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    So my responsibilities got the better of me...

    So my responsibilities got the better of me today, and online schoolwork has got to take what little time I have between work and daddy detail. I will be more prepared to head back Monday, I'll take...
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    Giant Monarch destined for scrap :(

    So let's start this with a picture.
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    So the liquidation company couldn't get anyone to come in auction wise due to low number of machines, and she's a giant (I am assuming around 10k pound)...
  14. Havent forgotten about this thread, went back and...

    Havent forgotten about this thread, went back and tried to shoehorn the head off with the shaft, not happening, talked to owners son as owner will be out all week and hes pretty adamant he never...
  15. Well a 75 year old man from Missouri came down...

    Well a 75 year old man from Missouri came down and snagged it up. I offered a grand, he offered 1500. The machine (from my unprofessional opinion) was not used in a production setting, but wasnt...
  16. This was more of an indication that I didnt think...

    This was more of an indication that I didnt think this was a low quality chineesium or Taiwan clone/knockoff of a Bridgeport. Call it wishful thinking if you will.

    As for parts I have read this...
  17. So from reading I want it to be a lagun because...

    So from reading I want it to be a lagun because apparently they are just a little big bigger than a bridgeport. Slightly larger than same era table, slightly heavier, ect, but apparently feel like...
  18. Could it be an actual Lagun ftv-2? Closest thing...

    Could it be an actual Lagun ftv-2? Closest thing I've found digging around. Which after comparing the safety first placard on a lagun you can actually figure out what the one in the pic says. This...
  19. Subject matter expert in vertical mill machines needed, will pay for phone call

    Odd title I know. Long story short I'm going to a warehouse that's being liquidated tomorrow, old fab shop. Theres a couple lathes including a monarch apparently, and a bunch of other stuff. ...
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    What was/is the asking price on this little guy?

    What was/is the asking price on this little guy?
  21. Will do Thanks again gentlemen. Such a helpful...

    Will do
    Thanks again gentlemen.
    Such a helpful forum for furthering my addiction.
  22. Yea I assumed, and possibly incorrectly, that it...

    Yea I assumed, and possibly incorrectly, that it could be used manually, but from the videos and reading I've done, definitely appears to be a purpose built production type unit.

    I am going back...
  23. Oh now this complicates things, hahhaha. I bet...

    Oh now this complicates things, hahhaha.

    I bet the overshaft from the one down the street from me will would fit that one quiet nicely. And I can't imagine the overshaft and mill head weighing...
  24. The wife isn't as against it as I may have led...

    The wife isn't as against it as I may have led on, but when I called leaving the scrap yard saying 'You'd be proud of me, I didn't buy this giant mill' and 6 hours later we're sitting on the couch...
  25. The entire head slides forward and back on the...

    The entire head slides forward and back on the (for lack of a better word) overhang arm/shaft. Simple level lock on this, with no form of indexing that I can see. The head also tilts front to back...
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