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Offline chipenter

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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2015, 03:49:50 AM »
It will all happen in the last few minnets , I put a bid on a L5 near Andrew last month nobody put a bid on so I did 1 hour from the end , there were 16 bids in the last 2 minnets and I lost it , just as well as I have nowere to put it .
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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2015, 04:36:33 AM »
The popcorn and crisps are on the table, a lot of soda (and some GOOD beer) in the cooler.... This' gonna be fun!

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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2015, 04:47:48 AM »
Sitting quietly in the corner.. learning from Jedi-modders

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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2015, 02:24:29 PM »
Well i'm not going a penny above 250.00   :D :D :D

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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2015, 09:31:57 AM »
1 to 2 tonnes? I don't think anything ever left Keighley weighing less than 2 tonnes! Okay, the Short bed 13-30 was just a whisker short.

http://www.lathes.co.uk/dsg/index.html

2 ton of iron must be something lilke 500 squid scrap value isnt it. It would be a tragedy if this auction was won by a scrap dealer.

http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/monarch-lathes/dsg-type-13z-resto-286864/

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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2015, 12:36:15 PM »
I think your scrap value estimate is a bit optimistic,scrap values have gone down quite a lot recently and even when they were high 200.00 would be about the best you could hope for cast iron.....OZ.
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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2015, 04:36:04 PM »
That is good to hear. Hate to think of a DS&G getting scrapped.
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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2015, 05:33:25 PM »
Went for 167-00! Cheap as chips! it will cost more than that to move it. Absolute bargain.
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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2015, 05:44:30 PM »
I do so hope that was for someone to use rather than sell for scrap.
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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2015, 01:59:01 PM »
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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2015, 03:00:29 PM »
Would be wonderful lathe again if repaired and restored.

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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2015, 03:22:43 PM »
And that one is still a very reasonable price even with the damaged parts on it.

There are no far Eastern products that could come close to the quality of a machine like a DS&G,yet people willingly pay over 2 grand for a new machine that will then need a load of modifying to make it satisfactory.

I shake my head :palm:
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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2015, 05:06:05 PM »
Bit less of a challenge this one just needs a good clean-up and go-over. even if it's a bit worn it's still a stonking good lathe:

http://r.ebay.com/tQbbHw

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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2015, 05:31:07 PM »
Pete, those CVA's are also a good sturdy machine. I've spent many hours turning on one very similar to this,and one of the features I always liked was the cross slide micrometer dial reads diametrically,so if you dial in 5 thou on the wheel then that is the amount the component dia is reduced by......OZ.
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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2015, 03:51:35 AM »
That sort of neglected lathe can be a great bargain. Since it hasn't been used in that condition, as long as you disassemble it and put the bits through an electrolysis bath, the rust is normally of little consequence, and the bed will not have any wear from this last "owner". Bummer if it was already a clapped out lathe before it got to that owner, but the risk of buying it is low.

In the UK you have a lowest prices for wonderful old lathes. Here in Austria, nothing much goes for under a 1000. I consider myself lucky to have picked up my Boley 4L for 950, although the change wheels are missing, and the bed has some wear and a some nasty dings. Compared to the Chinese 7X I had before it is a dream to turn with.

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Re: Anyone fancy a REAL challenge
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2015, 10:47:20 AM »
Pete, those CVA's are also a good sturdy machine. I've spent many hours turning on one very similar to this,and one of the features I always liked was the cross slide micrometer dial reads diametrically,so if you dial in 5 thou on the wheel then that is the amount the component dia is reduced by......OZ.

Yes it's a copy of my Monarch 10EE, which has the same direct-reading dial setup. I also like the separate sliding and cross-feed controls each with it's own adjustable clutch.