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    Default lathe in a box

    here it is
    still sitting in the box it came in some years ago...hahaha...been to scared to get it out cos I might get yelled at.......

    its BB25-1 cutting machine ..or so it says

    anyone ever heard of them
    and more importantly.....Are They Any Good?

    psst I am plucking up the courage to get it out

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    C'mon get it out and bolt it to a bench and make some chips, set up your ebay page to search for various brands of tool steel like Fagersta, Bohler and Assab and buy some pieces to sharpen and use.

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    Hi Eskimo,

    I reckon that would make a perfect Mothers Day gift...

    Just remember to duck.

    Regards
    Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by eskimo View Post
    here it is
    still sitting in the box it came in some years ago...hahaha...been to scared to get it out cos I might get yelled at.......
    Years? I thought the yelling came from spending money on machinery and leaving machinery lying around, NOT from unpacking said machinery?

    Looks to be a geared head mini-lathe, where did you get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edd View Post
    Years? I thought the yelling came from spending money on machinery and leaving machinery lying around, NOT from unpacking said machinery?

    Looks to be a geared head mini-lathe, where did you get it?
    she doesnt know i have it
    cant remember where I got it ...it was years back......it is a gear head lathe


    and thanks All for your support...she'll never know....i hope
    got a pedestal drill and bandsaw ( cheapies) into the shed on the pretence I won them in a raffle...but the lathe is different story.....oh and she bought the mill so thats not a problem

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    Must be a pitty being under thumb.

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    I got a mate with disc sander, bandsaws and a table saw whose wife thinks I loaned them to him for his wood yacht project: I'm in Queensland and He's in Tassie.

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    There are some pluses to not having a wife, I get to buy and use what I want, drawback is I also have to wash tthe dishes and clean the house

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipeclay View Post
    Must be a pitty being under thumb.
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graziano View Post
    I got a mate with disc sander, bandsaws and a table saw whose wife thinks I loaned them to him for his wood yacht project: I'm in Queensland and He's in Tassie.
    hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by China View Post
    There are some pluses to not having a wife, I get to buy and use what I want, drawback is I also have to wash tthe dishes and clean the house
    That is a bummer ?

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    Why dont you tell her that it came as a BONUS when you purchased the Mill,just that it was delivered late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipeclay View Post
    Why dont you tell her that it came as a BONUS when you purchased the Mill,just that it was delivered late.
    mmm might give that a try....special deal going at the time sweetie...got a bonus cheap lathe for $1.00 extra...same thing as those adverts you see on the morning shows....

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    I buy whatever I want and charge it to our AMEX Card.

    Best bit is the account is my wife's and she just pays whatever is on it.

    The other option is Paypal goes to my Visa and again she just pays it for me.

    Not quite the perfect wife but near enough to make her worth keeping.

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    Tell her it makes puppies and kittens.

    Or smash the box up a bit and give her the ol' "it fell off the back of a truck, literally!!" (which by the way can be true. I very nearly scored a little workbench system on the way to Melbourne when it came off the trailer on the car a many hundreds of meters in front of me. But the bugger had realised and was running back towards me while I was picking it up )

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