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Offline John Hill

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Get behind me Satan! Sinking into LBA?
« on: August 20, 2013, 02:15:05 AM »
My Grayson looks very nice sitting on its movable bench with the flat belt drive, fast and loose pulleys etc etc.

DSCN0549 by MrJohnHill, on Flickr

  I use it more for small jobs than I use my Drummond..

IMGP9196 by aardvark_akubra, on Flickr


But now I see this Drummond...





... that  has a cross slide (introduced in 1908)!  There a few goodies with it too.  It is only a hours drive from here but he is asking NZ$300 (150 quid).  What is a poor pensioner to do? :o



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Re: Get behind me Satan! Sinking into LBA?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 03:47:10 AM »
My Grayson looks very nice sitting on its movable bench with the flat belt drive, fast and loose pulleys etc etc.

DSCN0549 by MrJohnHill, on Flickr

  I use it more for small jobs than I use my Drummond..

IMGP9196 by aardvark_akubra, on Flickr


But now I see this Drummond...





... that  has a cross slide (introduced in 1908)!  There a few goodies with it too.  It is only a hours drive from here but he is asking NZ$300 (150 quid).  What is a poor pensioner to do? :o




Can't take it with ya.    It's a fatal disease and you won't get out alive....so have fun with it!

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Re: Get behind me Satan! Sinking into LBA?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 05:13:41 AM »
John

As Dave said, you can't take it with you. I believe I see another road trip in your future. Someone has to protect these oldies from the melting pot, might as well be you. :)

Cheers  :cheers:

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Re: Get behind me Satan! Sinking into LBA?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 06:21:36 AM »
If you're looking to be talked out of it, then you're in the wrong place!

Cheers, Hugh.

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Re: Get behind me Satan! Sinking into LBA?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 11:01:26 AM »
John

Is that an early treadle 3.5" flat bed?
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Re: Get behind me Satan! Sinking into LBA?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 11:45:51 AM »
Yes, about 1908.  I have the legs and the other lathe has legs too but there is no sign of the flywheel or treadle with either.