Clearing the way


A clear path to the shop area was made.  With 200 pounds of iron on a dolly, didn't want any thing in the way.
Clearing the way
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The table is ready


The computer work table is out, and lathe table is in the clear
The table is ready
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Small lathe – Big truck!


Be ready for a big truck to show up with your prize. Luckily there is lots of turn-around-room in the parking lot.
Small lathe – Big truck!
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Last stop of the day


It was the last delivery of the day. Also be ready - they only bring it to the curb - you have to be ready to take over from there
Last stop of the day
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Lift gate delivery


This is lift-gate delivery.  It goes from there to the curb - end of service; the ball (or lathe) is in your court.  If you are a second-floor (or more!) dweller - things get interesting now.
Lift gate delivery
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A bunch ‘o Boxes


So here it is - the Little Machine Shop's model 3536 8.6x16 lathe plus lead screw kit, plus air spring kit, plus some tooling. There was a surprise when the box was opened...
A bunch ‘o Boxes
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First view


When the box was cracked open - a nasty surprise awaited.  It seems the box of change gears had broken loose and gears spilled out. There were still more surprises in store, once the lathe was on the bench...
First view
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