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    been searching around on the internet for used tools, nothing new about that. I'm searching for a lathe, and was thinking about the possibility of finding a used one that might have a bunch of accessories with it at a cheap price.
    So I type in on yahoo "woodworking michigan message board"
    the number 2 result was a thread from this message board with a post from me. now that was freaky.
    I just typed that in, because part of my search was me thinking that any local clubs or message boards may have a "for sale" section. I've pretty much exhausted all the local classified ads.
    Jeff Powell

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    Jeff,

    Do you have craigs list out in your neck of the woods?
    Rolf
    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
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    • #3
      Jeff,

      I have been looking at used lathes for a few years. You can use Ebay with a searching distance of a limited number of miles from your zip code. They do occasionally show up around me. Just have not found the rightdeal yet.
      Dan

      -Just do'in the best I can every day

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      • #4
        yes, i check those two sites out regularly, thanx guys.

        I find ebay to be the worst place to buy a tool. The prices are rarely cheaper than in a store, most of the sellers are selling new equipment and then they overcharge shipping. There are a few people with used stuff, but then half of them want you to p/u the stuff, and when I narrow a search to my area, I get almost no results. I am in michigan...might as well be alaska.
        and then there's the auction nuts...not just ebay, but regular auctions. I was at an auction in lansing a few months ago where a guy spent $8 for clamps that I could buy at home depot for $10. those clamps where almost rusted in half. or how about them rusty old hand planes for $50 that aren't worth $2 ! what a crazy world.

        I don't know about where everyone else lives, but I've notice that people here must leave their tools out in the front yards, they are so nasty looking.
        Jeff Powell

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        • #5
          I have bought a few things on Ebay. I did get my RBI Hawk from Ebay and I am satisfied with it. I know that Ebay can be a crap shoot, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.

          For a lathe, I have a Shopsmith that I bought about 30 years ago. It's not bad but not as good as a stand-alone tool. About the only thing is use it for now is as a drill press and a horizontal boring machine. Occasionally I will turn somethings on it, but not very much.

          One time I bought a hand plane from a flee market for $7. It had a crack in the side but it was a Craftsman, so I took it to Sears and they gave me a brand new one. Some tools with the lifetime warranties work out pretty good.
          Bill

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          • #6
            Originally posted by workin for wood
            been searching around on the internet for used tools, nothing new about that. I'm searching for a lathe, and was thinking about the possibility of finding a used one that might have a bunch of accessories with it at a cheap price.
            I'm sure you are already "on it", but if not....look for school and government auctions as well. Nothing like finding a 1940's Oliver lathe in need of a little TLC for $100! I know a few guys in WI who've picked up some good old arn and refurbished it. That old arn will last forever!
            ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

            D. Platt

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            • #7
              that's a pretty good suggestion. I do have to ask what is arn?
              Jeff Powell

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              • #8
                Originally posted by workin for wood
                that's a pretty good suggestion. I do have to ask what is arn?
                Sorry........ arn = iron as in good old fashioned HEAVY iron!
                ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                D. Platt

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                • #9
                  Jeff, I will keep you in mind. I have been considering selling one of my lathes because my tool collection is bigger then my shopspace. I havent turned a lot in the last couple years, so one will probably be sufficient. I will keep you posted. Dale
                  Dale w/ yella saws

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                  • #10
                    what's the lathe and what would it cost? I'm not looking to spend more than a few hundred and I'm looking to buy real soon. I may buy a new mini lathe and starter kit today from penn state.
                    Jeff Powell

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                    • #11
                      Jeff, Its a Grizzly G5979 . It must have been discontinued by grizzly, but it is pretty much identical to the Jet 1236, and a few others .it has 1 X 8 TPI swiveling headstock. Im thinking $200. It wouldnt come with a chuck, but a faceplate and centers. Dale
                      Dale w/ yella saws

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                      • #12
                        Jeff, try this link. You can get a list of Michigan surplus equipment sellers. Maybe you can find one near you.
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