Author Topic: Nice old Lathe, Reed Prentice  (Read 232 times)

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Nice old Lathe, Reed Prentice
« on: October 16, 2017, 08:49:47 PM »
Wish I was settled in WY and had plenty of room for an ol girl like this beauty.
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Re: Nice old Lathe, Reed Prentice
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 09:27:17 PM »
They'll deliver it too. thumbsup2  That things a monster. I'd have to reinforce my shop floor to set that in there.
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Re: Nice old Lathe, Reed Prentice
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 01:38:00 AM »
A monster indeed! The unstoppable force and the immoveable object are one and the same.

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Re: Nice old Lathe, Reed Prentice
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 12:22:36 PM »
The wife had one like that. Great machine and we used it quite often.

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Re: Nice old Lathe, Reed Prentice
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 12:39:36 PM »
Jab, why such a big machine? What do you do that would require a lathe so large? Tooling is terribly expensive for bigger machines and not as easily found as tooling for a machine of more modest dimensions. To me a great compromise between size, tooling needs etc. would be something like a South Bend Heavy 10.

While larger than smaller tool room lathes it is not so unusual to see one in a home shop.
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Re: Nice old Lathe, Reed Prentice
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 09:26:35 PM »
I`ts just cool to play with, and I feel an overwhelming need to rescue it from the scraper.
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Re: Nice old Lathe, Reed Prentice
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 09:50:10 PM »
I`ts just cool to play with, and I feel an overwhelming need to rescue it from the scraper.

At 3K I don't think it is going to the scrapper any time soon!
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Re: Nice old Lathe, Reed Prentice
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