Last month I picked up an Oliver 51K lathe - complete! S/N indicates
it was made around 1932. Must weigh 600#. Go on over to OWWM to see
pix of the beast. It is in pieces in my shed while I strip the ugly
paint off it and rebuild it. Boy is it ever fun to salivate over using
it in a few weeks. They just don't make them like this anymore. ;-}
Oh yeah - the gloat. Owner threw in over 100 b.f. of 20+ year old 4/4
cherry, a dozen turning chisels, skews, rounds etc. Price? Er, excuse
me - $300. LATWTTB...
Actually, I did bargain the price down. The original price was $400 for
just the lathe. Then the cherry and the turning tools were thrown in at
the new lower price. I could not wheedle any lower in good conscience,
but then YMMV ...
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