15 years ago
budget to buy a new lathe. If they get approval then a Hardinge HLV-H is
like to become surplus to requirements.
It was bought new in 1972 and has only been used by about 6 turners since
then. I've known them all as fine craftsmen. The current one does suffer
from 'rusty hands' so some of the parts that get touch do have surface rust
but under that it is likely to be in super condition and only had use build
protoypes. Heavy work has always been done on a big Harrison, a Chippy or a
The machine is in Romsey Hants, near the New Forest and would have to be
removed by the new owner when the time comes.
I'd love to have the machine myself but I really don't have the room for it
so if anyone here can give it a good home please let me know at
bobdotminchinatntlworlddotcom and I'll keep them posted on the progress of
purchasing the replacement.
Please don't get too excited - it might not happen but fingers crossed! It
won't happen until next financial year which for us is after 1st October.