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Old 03-16-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Rivett Lathe - Amazing!!!

If only i was closer!!!
This looks like an awesome lathe!!!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/PRISTINE-RIVETT-8-1-2-x-21-PRECISION-BACK-GEARED-SCREW-CUTTING-LATHE-608-/360442813481?pt=BI_Lathes&hash=item53ec10dc29#ht_5 553wt_1398



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Old 03-16-2012, 11:39 PM   #2
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That's Sweet! Too bad spares and accessories are just about unobtainium.....or cubic dollars.

That's going to go for good money....I'll be watching.

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Sweet indeed!!!
There are a few other cool tools for sale too!

A Pratt and Whitney mill!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/SWEET-PRATT-WHITNEY-PRECISION-UNIVERSAL-BENCH-MILLER-3C-/360442804941?pt=BI_Mills&hash=item53ec10bacd#ht_67 97wt_1398

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What does one do on a horizontal miller?

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Cut gears for one thing!

It also has a vertical head so it is two in one.

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Very nice Lathe, I'd love one like that. Is the bed cast or fabricated do you think?

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Cast and scraped. There are multiple bearing surfaces on the top and side at the same time

It's been known as one of the most difficult lathes to scrape or rescrape.

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Like all used machine tools, this could be a buyer beware. This could be a beat up lathe with a rattle can overhaul, sold by a used machine dealer. Made in 1941, I doubt that the previous owner bought it new for his hobby shop

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Like all used machine tools, this could be a buyer beware. This could be a beat up lathe with a rattle can overhaul, sold by a used machine dealer. Made in 1941, I doubt that the previous owner bought it new for his hobby shop

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Yeah I wonder how hard it was used through WWII.....Precision lathes were highly valuable during the war.

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Cut gears for one thing!

It also has a vertical head so it is two in one.

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Dear Lazylathe,
Forgive me, but I was hoping to get a fuller idea of what one would do on a horizontal rather than vertical miller. For example, I have one that has both heads, and I certainly can do gears on the vertical. So, what are the unique advantages of the horizontal? How would I tool up for horizontal milling and what would I want to do that I can't on the vertical setup?
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