New Lathe and Mill on the way


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kaferhaus
August 17, 2006, 10:32 PM
Well after a couple years of saving my pennies, I've finally ordered a new lathe and mill....

It's going to be so nice to use "modern" equipment for a change!

The old South Bend and Bridgeport are sold and the new owner will be pickin them up a day or two before the new state of the art stuff gets here.

It's a big investment, but it'll help me get work out much faster and without near as much setup time.

Just had to share!

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rbernie
August 17, 2006, 10:44 PM
I understand. :)

I'm envious.

Clark
August 18, 2006, 04:59 PM
There is only one thing that keeps me from upgrading, uh-oh, here she comes, gotta go.

kaferhaus
August 18, 2006, 07:22 PM
Well, I went the through the same thing about 10yrs ago when I bought the "old" equipment...... which was 20yrs old then... My wife had a "fit".... even though I had sold a bunch of firearms that I swore I'd never sell to fund the equipment.

That "old" equipment has paid for itself many times over.... which allowed me to increase my "collection" far beyond what it had been prior.... it also funded some projects around the house (which the wife heard about of course!)...

And for the past 3 years, I've put all of my smithing "earnings" into the credit union anticipating this purchase.

At my age, this equipment is going to out live me probably by a good margin....

Someone will be getting a heck of a deal in about 20yrs, cause I'm sure my wife will give it away!

Car Knocker
August 19, 2006, 12:05 AM
So, what did you get?

Onmilo
August 20, 2006, 04:22 PM
And don't go broke buying accessories,,,,,
I want one of those small KLAAS CNC machines in the worst sort of way!

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