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Went and looked at a lathe

Discussion in 'R.K. LEBLOND MACHINE TOOL CO.' started by Chuck K, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Chuck K

    Chuck K United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    A few years ago I had a 13" Regal. I put a lot of time into it fixing the little things that were wrong with it. Painted it. Powered it with a vfd. Mounted a dro. It was a sweet lathe. Had no intension of parting with it....until someone offered me a stupid price for it. I've kicked myself for selling it. It had it's shortcomings. Small spindle bore. Slow spindle speeds. But it was the nicest feeling lathe I've ever owned. So a friend calls about a month ago and tells me he gave my number to a friend that has a couple of lathes he needs to sell. I went to talk with him tonight and this is what I found. It has some issues but it would make a nice project. I made a realistic offer. Who knows, I might be a Regal owner again
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    Old Iron wins again!!!
    Please keep us posted.

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    Awesome! My 24" leblond is almost done. Beautiful Machine

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  4. Chuck K

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    Funny thing is, I've had a follow rest from my old regal sitting on a shelf all this time. A couple of months ago a friend stops by to look at a mill. He's telling me about this little regal he bought. I go over and find the follower and give it to him. I told him when I gave it to him that another one was sure to show up as soon as I gave that away...
     
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    Sounds like I am the proud owner of a 13" Leblond. I should be able to pick it up in a week or two.
     
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    If there aren't pictures......
     
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    Still in the almost phase haha

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    I know what you're talking about. I'm still trying to finish up on my Hendey project in the little free time I have. The leblond will be sitting in the corner for a while.
     
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