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Forum topic by REO posted 08-02-2017 02:49 AM 512 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-02-2017 02:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe turning shaping resource question

14”- 30” at least 120” between centers. Longer is ok. I need the carriage bed and tailstock at least. will be making the rest of the parts. sitting out and rusty is ok too! anyone seen anything or heard of something. I’ll pick it up. Tell me about it!!

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#1 posted 08-02-2017 03:28 AM

Reo, you’re about a month or two late. There was a very large lathe for sale in Marana near Tucson for well over 2 years. I don’t remember seeing it in the last 2 months. It was on Craigslist all that time. Now, it’s gone. Try contacting Al at this link, . He might be able to help. Might even know who was selling the big lathe. He buys and sells machinery after repairing them. Might even have the parts you need. I’ve been to his place, and only saw a fraction of what he has on his property.. ............ Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#2 posted 08-02-2017 12:57 PM

Google Earth this address 5141 East Canada Street. Tucson AZ, 85706 to get a glimps of what Nubs has told you. I don’t know what this area of the world is but one thing for sure is that it is very interesting. Street view will let you see their building. I would love to spend a few days there. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#3 posted 08-02-2017 02:15 PM

Try looking at “” . They list auctions all over the US and frequently have large lathes.

-- Julian

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#4 posted 08-03-2017 12:24 AM

Many times a piece of equipment that should be scrap iron turns to gold at the machinery jockeys warehouse. I dont mind paying a fair price but paying the storage bill for the last twenty years….. well you know what I mean. thanks for the info it gives me a few more corners to shine the flashlight into. Several of the used machinery guys have closed up here in the twin cities. warehouse space reductions have lead to inventory reductions and a lot of the borderline stuff was scrapped.

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#5 posted 08-03-2017 01:01 AM

You know about, REO?

You can read and post for-sale/wanted
listings for wood and metal machinery
there if you’re a member. Non-members
can’t even see the listings.

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#6 posted 08-03-2017 05:50 AM

Not sure if this is about what you are looking for or not. Seen it posted today.

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