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Wanted: quality Used Lathe in northwest US or western Canada

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archives' started by Kelly Roach, Nov 1, 2018.

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  1. Kelly Roach

    Kelly Roach

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    i am looking for a good quality used lathe to upgrade from my old 1960’s delta Rockwell . At least 16” swing with electronic variable speed. I am a recently retired shop teacher with more time to spend in my shop finally. I am Looking for my “second” or maybe even my “third” lathe. :)
    Let me know what you have, what you are hoping to get for it and where you are. Thanks
    Email <68bird@telus.net>
     
  2. Dean Center

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    You might direct an inquiry to the Great Falls, MT chapter directly. Their web site seems to be out of commission lately, but the contact info is
    Roger Wayman, President
    1-406-873-2500

    If I hear of something down here in tropical southern Montana, I'll send you a note.
     
  3. Bill Boehme

    Bill Boehme Administrator Staff Member

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    Texas might be a long drive from Canada, but one of my club members is selling an older Vicmarc VL300 lathe (about 17 years old), but still in very good shape. See the For Sale listing.
     
  4. Kelly Roach

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    I saw that ad. That would be a beautiful
    Lathe all right. But Texas is a long way from me. I am going to hold on a bit and keep looking. Had a line on a nova DVR XP yesterday day but it sold before I heard back from them..
     
  5. Kelly Roach

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    I will contact your pres for sure. Thanks for the info. And Montana is not a long drive from where I am in Medicine Hat. Thank you!
     
  6. Dean Center

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    RE: distances and Texas. People in many parts of the country don't grasp the size of the country out here in the west. A friend of mine from Texas once told a story that illustrates very well how big things are. While going to school in Galveston, he and some friends decided they wanted to go to Los Angeles for spring break. They took off driving and at the end of the day stopped half way......in El Paso!
     
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    Geography along with History and Mathematics have become secondary in education these days. Definitely a wake up call when traveling across Texas if you have never made the trip before. As you begin your trip across the state you comment on the high speeds other cars are traveling and by the end of the day you are commenting how slow everyone else is driving. :)
     
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    There is a Oneway 2436 for sale on this forum from Seatle, WA. Nice bandsaw too.
     
  9. Kelly Roach

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    I saw that. What a dream lathe. 6500US would put it at about $8800 Canadian plus a lot a gas to get it here. That’s just a tad outside my retired shop teacher budget but thank you so much for alerting me to the machine. I will have to keep looking .
     
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    Shop teacher, a friend of mine, retired shop teacher also, built himself an amazing quality lathe.
     
  11. Kelly Roach

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    That thought has passed thru my mind all right. :) We are in the middle of a full on house reno for the next few months so I am not actively looking right now. Once all done this reno and back on my lathe, I know I will be looking harder.
     
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  12. Kelly Roach

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    I found a used General 26020 EVS
    Here in alberta. It is the Canadian made one and seems to be a very study beast. Looking forward to using it in the spring once I get the 220 run to my workshop. Thanks everyone for the leads.
     
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    . When I lived in Alaska we used to say, "Texas is a great state, it's just not a great big state". I guess it all depends on one's perspective.
     
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    Alaska is our walk-in fridge.
     
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    Be careful Tex, or Alaska will divide itself in half and you'll be the THIRD largest state. :D
     
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    That explains the six-pack of beer outside the door of my cabin. :)
     
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