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I bought an old South Bend American style lathe in a bad state of disrepair from a scrapyard in downtown Johannesburg. I stripped it completely, scraped off 4 layers of paint, and reassembled it. I used it for several years before replacing it with a much more recent Emco Maximat V10P


It took about three months to get it into a usable state.


This is the tiny (13"bed) SIMAT modeller's lathe



Cutting my toenails.



And this is the "Tech Plus" milling machine.