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05-04-2012 07:05 PM

To my mind this is a practical thing of great beauty.I wish it were nearer but it’s in Germany. Alistair

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120902488067?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease


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#1 posted 05-04-2012 07:35 PM

The posting was deleted by the seller. It only gives a split second view of whatever it was. Can you elaborate?

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#2 posted 05-04-2012 07:40 PM

It was a German ebay posting of a beautiful lathe. Lets put it this way, it made me want to learn the language… :)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#3 posted 05-04-2012 07:56 PM

Even Roy would use it.
Bill

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#4 posted 05-04-2012 07:58 PM

It’s an old foot-pedal powered metalworking lathe. Primitive
by today’s standards, but a beautiful piece of old engineering.

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#5 posted 05-04-2012 08:29 PM

Hi Alistair: I tapped in to check out what had made you so excited, and you are definitely right … it is a thing of beauty. And wouldn’t it be wonderful (in a way) if we all could go back to the practical and simplistic lifestyle again?! I have a treadle sewing machine up at the cabin, and have used it many times. Each time I use this wonderfully old machine, I think about the pioneer life, and hold nothing but admiration for those who worked so hard and used these tools that are thought of today as ‘novelty items’.

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#6 posted 05-04-2012 08:43 PM

Here it is again hopefully. regards Alistair

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120902488067?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 05-04-2012 08:47 PM

Elaine you are coreect my dear the lorch schmidt company made some of the rolls royce of small clockmaking lathes this being an early example.I love the idea of you doing intarsia I started out to do this and so far have only done a small amount.Could we see some of your work please kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 05-04-2012 11:44 PM

Wow!! What a sweet tool!!! You’d get a good workout too! Looks like a tool that would last several lifetimes. Thanks for posting!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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#9 posted 05-04-2012 11:59 PM

Alistair with the shop you have … you shuold be able to build a replica from the pictures

thanks for sharing

Dennis

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#10 posted 05-05-2012 04:28 PM

That image would not stay up long enough for me to really see it, but what I could see looked very
impressive. But if you can not get it, you could, for a few dollars more buy this Lawler Lathe.
http://www.ornamentalturner.com/Archive/LAWLER.HTM. This is an American version of the
Holtzapffel ornamental turning lathe and is the lathe I am going to buy when I grow up and get
rich.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#11 posted 05-05-2012 05:41 PM

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