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    Default 10L W/chip pan, need short leg

    New acquisition is a heavy 10 toolroom model that has been sitting in a trailer for near 40 years. It looks like it got dropped on its face in transit years ago. It has many broken handles and a couple of broken parts I would consider critical. One of those parts is the short leg that goes between the chip pan and the end of the bed. The people here helped me dig up parts for another 10L a few years ago. I am hoping for a little more of that magic for this one. Does anyone have a short leg hidden in their stash of extras?

    On a quick initial cleanup, the bed ways appear to be in good condition. Somebody must have coated everything in grease or cosmoline when they laid this thing up way back when. I took a soft rotary wire brush to what I thought was heavy surface rust, and sticky black goo got flung all over everything. I ruined yet another T-shirt. I was very surprised to find the ways clean and showing no wear ridge along the entire length. The appearance of heavy rust and the broken bits are how it came to my garage. I was its last hope before going to be melted down. The condition of the bed is the machine begging me for another chance at life. And since it is a toolroom model, I think it deserves to be rebuilt and put back in to useful service. Besides, my work shop is a mile from the house and it would be so much more convenient to have a lathe at the shop as well as in the basement. But without a solid leg, I don't have a machine. I only have a pile of parts. Who else out there takes pity on the old, unwanted, and "unfixable" like I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike DeHart View Post
    Who else out there takes pity on the old, unwanted, and "unfixable" like I do?
    Almost everyone on this website...it's a dreaded disease!

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    If you are willing to spend enough money and effort, anything on that lathe is replace/repairable. Those kinds of things show up eBay from time to time. Just keep looking and maybe you will get lucky.

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    I knew I was among like minded people here. I have the disease for sure!

    I contacted one well known parts guy already, but he did not have my part. Of course I will be watching ebay for this and a handful of other parts I need. Still, if someone has one to sell I am interested in buying. In the mean time, I will probably take a shot at a brazing repair to my broken leg. Brazing is not new to me. And I figure I can't make it any broker.


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