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Offline AdeV

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"Barn find"
« on: October 19, 2012, 05:32:14 AM »
What is it about the phrase "Barn find" and eBay? It used to be confined, mostly, to old agricultural equipment, rusty tractors and rotted stationary engines; but more & more I'm seeing it applied to cars, and now even lathes & milling machines!

Can a lathe really ever be a "barn find"?

What really gets me is, the seller must assume that the phrase "barn find" increases the value of an object.... and yet for pretty much anything except a real antique piece of machinery that has been preserved in good condition, I'd say the exact opposite was true?

Ah well, moan over, how's your day going?
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Offline Stilldrillin

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Re: "Barn find"
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 12:14:20 PM »
Ah well, moan over, how's your day going?

Dunno about barn finds.......  :scratch:

But, I've been turning a lot of material, off the o/d's of a pair of 5"+, flywheel castings........

And...... Me mini lathe didn't blow up!  :ddb: :ddb: :D


Had a great day, thanks!  :thumbup:

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Offline Pete.

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Re: "Barn find"
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2012, 01:43:05 PM »
I think they put barn find so you don't expect anything more than a pile of solid antique rust.

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Re: "Barn find"
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 03:36:08 PM »

Can a lathe really ever be a "barn find"?
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Ah well, moan over, how's your day going?

No. I don't believe a lathe can be a barn find. Classic cars and bikes... yes. Machine equipment? nope.

My day?? Stressful.

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Re: "Barn find"
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012, 04:33:26 PM »
Hi
Lads
I found this lathe in a barn :drool: :drool: :drool:
I should have left it there :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:





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Re: "Barn find"
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2012, 06:29:50 PM »
aye you/we should have mate ,next time dont get me involved  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:   and what did you get for it when you sold it a massive 12.50  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: "Barn find"
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2012, 06:44:32 PM »
To be fair
You got a nice hand wheel
Walter got a tool post
I got 12.50 and 2 nice bits of flat bar
The lathe cost me 4 pints  :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh:
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Re: "Barn find"
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2012, 04:27:32 AM »
I got 12.50 and 2 nice bits of flat bar
The lathe cost me 4 pints

If you lived in London, you'd have made a loss!  :lol:
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Offline krv3000

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Re: "Barn find"
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2012, 03:05:35 PM »
wot hapend to the chuck