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thats a really good point.... I keep worrying about the difficulty moving the machine later....when there is a real possibility that it might be easy to sell anything and not have to move it....
 

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The question is whether our newcomer Can or cannot evaluate whether machine tools are good quality and need a coat coat of paint and a POS but with a glossy coat of paint.
The safest answer is to recommend new stuff which make not be marvellous but has a warranty and is UNWORN.
I think that I have a point

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Correct Norman. I couldn’t be bothered unless I brought a friend to evaluate a used. So too much trouble. I don’t mind buying new and possibly selling it or passing it down to my son or keeping it if still useful. My wife and I are together going through each of blondiehacks videos. Gwen is her name and she recommends starting on a lathe then the mill
 

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It would seem that the Question is now going from one post to another. It would seem that thoughts are now towards the 7 x14 and I would suggest heading do a Sieg C4 which is small but far better made.
Is it as good as my Myford? No but it is better than a lot of worn out Myfords.
I bought my Sieg secondhand but in view of my comments, I would( and did) but a 4 jaw independent chuck, a steady and a faceplate. The rest of the workshop os not being discussed.
At the end of the day, a purchaser will appreciate the fine distinction of not knowing whether the 7 x14 is OK or something that did buy a reliable machine- and can see what has been made.
By. then, I expect that like most modellers, there will be quite a few homemade extras.

Best wishes


Norman

For interest- have a look at John Morans site -- GadgetBuilder.com

Enjoy


Norman
 
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