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old jupiter
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Last Activity: 07-23-2017, 02:50 PM
Joined: 02-03-2011
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  • old jupiter
    replied to Another Lathe From Texas
    Aww, fond feelings here for that. When I was a very young man I wrote a check that took most of my savings for a brand new (on sale, of course) Sears Craftsman-badged Atlas 12X36 via the wishbook, and brought it home feeling like the duke!! The Goodway 1640 I have now has chucks that must weigh as...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 07-23-2017, 02:50 PM.

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  • Not Cheoy Lee, some little outfit I'd never heard of.

    The problem is knowing where anything was actually made these days. And no doubt there are better and worse manufacturers across the Pacific, just as there are better and worse ones here. The Chinese have become aware that they haven't...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 07-21-2017, 08:39 PM.

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  • Who knows what they put in the melting pot to make this stuff? There was an American some years ago who had a boat yard over there, building what were supposed to be ocean-going sailboats of fiberglass. He had to leave the yard early one day, assuming his local foreman had things in hand. Came back...
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