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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 334 days ago 1282 views 0 times favorited 37 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieM1958

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334 days ago

I realize this is an expensive lathe, but how can you ask $4K for something that looks this bad in your photo??!!

http://neworleans.craigslist.org/tls/3825594086.html

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"


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racerglen

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#1 posted 334 days ago

Sheep dip, sorry Charlie I forgot to give it a hot wax !
That’s like going mud bogging, missing the wash job and trying to sell your truck based on the 5 thousand dollar paint job !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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redSLED

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#2 posted 334 days ago

^ air spray + green scrub pad + Varsol + dry rag + 10 min. labour = too difficult for some people

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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littlecope

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#3 posted 334 days ago

A Real Fixer-upper!
I laughed out loud seeing that one Charlie, Thanks! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 334 days ago

There’s no explaining some CL postings. I see a lot of them with pics so bad (dark, mostly) you can’t identify what the item is…in his case such a photo might have been a good thing.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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JustJoe

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#5 posted 334 days ago

Didn’t need to see that pic first thing in the morning – just sets a bad tone for the rest of the day.
How can it work perfectly if the plug needs rewired? And I don’t believe in spit-shining the machinery until it shines to drill-sergeant standards, but what special brand of cajun idiot are they raising down there in the bayou that would let a $4500 lathe get in that condition? What is it that looks like it’s dripping all over the place – abrasive buffing compound? rust? Bird cr@p?
I see things like that and I think it’s a shame that tool abuse isn’t the felony it should be. In a perfect world the seller of this poor tool would be mounted on the lathe (spur drive, no soft-jawed Nova chuck) and turned down to size with the dullest skew chisel he’s got, which is probably laying down there in the sawdust somewhere.
I can’t look any more, I have to go out to the workshop and hug my lathes.

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CharlieM1958

15548 posts in 2723 days


#6 posted 334 days ago

It’s like a streetwalker going to work in a trench coat with her hair in rollers.

@JustJoe: Man, that’s funny stuff!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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BBF

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#7 posted 334 days ago

Since he is retiring maybe he will have time to clean it up some and rewire the plug. At least he took the tarp off before he took the photo.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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PurpLev

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#8 posted 334 days ago

for what it’s worth charlie, the photos don’t do it justice – it really looks much worse in person ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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PineChopper

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#9 posted 334 days ago

I’d offer someone a hundred bucks!

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dhazelton

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#10 posted 334 days ago

Google that unit and it’s a $6,500 lathe. The guy probably did big bowls and applied the finish while she was spinning. Ugly maybe, but probably a kick ass lathe.

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poopiekat

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#11 posted 334 days ago

Perhaps it would be of interest to the woodworker who’d have this jointer in his shop:

Listed last year in eBay Canada. Eeewwwie!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Woodwrecker

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#12 posted 334 days ago

Presentation is everything…lol

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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Bullet

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#13 posted 334 days ago

Did the severed fingers come with that jointer?

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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poopiekat

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#14 posted 334 days ago

Note the missing guard…..

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Tedstor

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#15 posted 334 days ago

Yep. See it all the time. Some jackass lists a table saw with two trashbags leaning against the front of the machine, and a cardboard box on the top. It would take all of 10 minutes to move the junk, wipe down the machine, and stage any accessories. And I’d have to think that minimal amount of effort would encourage more interest in the ad. But no, they take a half-ass picture of the item, as-is, and then have the balls to ask for top dollar.
Makes no sense to me.

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