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Offline bonneyman

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Axelson lathe, 1944
« on: May 13, 2018, 07:37:13 PM »
A friend told me of this lathe he bought at auction. From Tennesse, he thinks it had something to do with the Manhattan Project. It was going to be scrapped because it is so old, so he bid $400 on it and got it. 7000 pounds. Still works.

Don't know how to transfer the pics but it looks like a beast. Any hints?


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Re: Axelson lathe, 1944
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 08:16:58 PM »
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There is a very fine line between a hobby and a mental illness.

Does the need justify the want ? Or does the want suffice?

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Re: Axelson lathe, 1944
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 09:39:23 PM »
Dad had a 16" Axelson lathe born in the early 1940's.  That was one hell of a iron cutting machine I ever saw!  Miss that old lathe, it was so sweet to operate.  Ours came off of a Navy destroyer that was sunk in WWII.  Recovered in a salvage operation in the 1970's. Found salt water in the apron!

Ken

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Re: Axelson lathe, 1944
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