Atlas Metal Lathe

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  1. Ironbuilt

    Ironbuilt FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    What does that lathe weigh? It's massive.
     
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    No idea, all I know is it broke my Can Am trying to move it lol.
     
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      Yup, still a fair amount of industry in Ohio... Here in Ca it's mostly long gone... Then theres things like the local prison that got shut down... They have a full machine shop in hopes of training prisoners to have a trade when released.. Well a buddy works for a construction company thats being paid to do some construction on the closed prison since the budget was approved before they closed the prison.... Figure that one out... Anyway point being he was given a tour of the various shops that are all shuttered & theres lots of nice equipment but none of it can be sold or saved it all is required to be scrapped....
       
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        FWIW they list this LeBlond as weighing 9000 lbs

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          Okay. what big lathes can do.... This is with conventional hand ground HSS tooling, no carbide...

          It's long so if ya don't want to watch him grinding his tool and just want to see big cuts go to 40 minutes in...

           
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