New tool gloats & questions

I just aquired a few new tools.....
A Sheldon EXL 44 and a
Unimat 3 lathe/drill press/table saw/sander/ will a bunch of tooling for the
unimat. Including two or three of the little precision vises.
With the sheldon lathe I wouldn't have a whole bunch of use for the unimat.
A couple guys at work want to buy from me. At first I didn;t want to sell
it, but know I'm thinking I could use the money to tool up the sheldon lathe
really nice. New toolpost and cutters and what not.
I would also like to hear any goods and or bads on effective yet fairly
cheap DRO's.
What would be a fair price for the unimat. Very good condition . Original
wooden box, owners manual, a lot of attatchments, and a nice base that the
previous owner made. Has 3 jaw chuck and a 4 jaw chuck.
ps. The sheldon is circa 1953 and you can see all the scaping check marks
still. The old man I got it from said he bought from the origianl owner 30
years ago he has used maybe 6 times in those 30 years and the guy before him
did one small production run of some widget he made. It's beautiful.....
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Phew - mine is still there :-)
I have an L-44 (marketing name on plate) way number (the real number(options)) TLWQ10406 .....10" # 406
I think the Q is quick change gear box, L is ? long bed (44" is length of ways not from the spindle to tail stock. Ways are under the headstock...
If you need any information - send me a line - might have the information already.
Dad and I bought it in '52 - well I helped kick the tires and asked funny questions.
Nice machine - have way oil all over it - and that keeps the moisture off.
MIke wrote:
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Martin H. Eastburn
If you like making things, have a look at this for your dro
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have no connection with it, but its on my list for my lathe, gets good reviews and support on the associated yahoo group.
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john johnson

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