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Nick_G17/07/2017 17:00:39
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A mate of mine has purchased a very nice condition Myford Super 7 c/w screwcutting gearbox that he gave a widow from Lymm (Nr Warrington) £100 for.

His plan as he is not an engineer is to bolt it to the roof of his canal longboat as an ornament.! surprise - It seems that once it goes rusty and corroded in the elements he will find it more attractive for some deviant reason. indecision

I have told him in no uncertain terms while at the same time half confused and half amused he is a cockwomble and if that is 'his thing' he should really be doing it with something else.

I also told him he should have given the widow more than £100. But as he himself had no idea of it's true worth he just gave her the asking price in good faith. I think the riser blocks it's on are worth more than that.?

Nick sad

John Stevenson17/07/2017 17:04:39
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Just go and nick it when it's moored up

No need to unbolt it, just chop round it with a chainsaw
Nige17/07/2017 17:10:17
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Id swap him my ML4 for the Super 7, its lighter and less likely to capsize his narrow boat

Nick_G17/07/2017 17:12:31
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Posted by John Stevenson on 17/07/2017 17:04:39:
Just go and nick it when it's moored up

No need to unbolt it, just chop round it with a chainsaw

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lol ..... Would have to be an angle grinder as I think it's of steel construction.

Nick

Andy Carruthers17/07/2017 17:15:07
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If he were a real mate he would let you buy it off him for what he paid

Nick_G17/07/2017 17:27:44
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Posted by Andy Carruthers on 17/07/2017 17:15:07:

If he were a real mate he would let you buy it off him for what he paid

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I did offer him £200 but being a bit slow on putting the implications together I had earlier in the conversation told him that in that condition on ebay it would probably fetch easily £2K plus.

He didn't bite. And I TBH have no need for a Myford. But I do think it's crying shame that it's destined for such a fate.

Nick

Speedy Builder517/07/2017 18:12:23
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ML 7s make super mud weights.
Boxford owner !!

MW17/07/2017 18:25:58
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I agree, what an awful thing to do with it. There's far better and finer things you can use purposefully as an ornament, but a myford is not one of those!

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KWIL17/07/2017 19:08:32
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I think his canal boat needs a little re-engineering with a few holes, that way it can all go rusty togetherwink

Neil Wyatt17/07/2017 19:21:53
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Tell him to bolt a Super Adept to the ceiling, a S7 will be much more effective as an anchor

Neil

P.S. You might point him at this wikipedia page.

Watford17/07/2017 19:35:43
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A mate of mine has purchased a very nice condition Myford Super 7 c/w screwcutting gearbox that he gave a widow from Lymm (Nr Warrington) £100

 

 

In view of the intended fate of this particular lathe would he not be prepared to swop it for one of lesser quality which would actually look the same? Perhaps a cash adjustment of say £150????

 

Mike

Edited By Watford on 17/07/2017 19:52:22

Kevin F17/07/2017 19:39:15
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What a waste , just think of the widower's husband who would have spent hours tinkering with it and enjoying his time  using the machine , I'd be turning in my grave if I knew that would happen to my equipment .

I'm on the look out for a screw cutting gearbox for a Ml7 as well as a fixed steady as per my wanted add and to read of one going to waste is utter madness .

 

 

Edited By Kevin F on 17/07/2017 19:41:34

martin perman17/07/2017 20:13:57
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Gentlemen,

Whilst this is a waste of a perfectly good lathe please remember one thing, if he has paid the asking price he is now the owner and can do what he likes with it regardless of our views.

Martin P

Nick_G17/07/2017 21:29:58
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I will 'try' and have a sensible chat with him tomorrow and see if he will listen to logic. smiley

Nick

duncan webster17/07/2017 22:07:20
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I live in Warrington, I could come with you and bring a pick axe handle (only joking)

Hacksaw17/07/2017 22:17:35
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Well there you go... that's how that rusty ebay lathe got into such a state ! wink

OldMetaller18/07/2017 07:50:16
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Nick, I wonder if you could get him to agree to you ebay-ing it, giving him his original £100 back, then splitting the proceeds three ways: to you as commission, to him as a reward for doing the decent thing, and to the original seller who would probably be delighted?

I used to have a narrowboat, I would have loved to have had a lathe INSIDE the boat!

Regards,

John.

Hopper18/07/2017 09:26:59
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A real good example of why tools and not guns should be licensed.

Martin Kyte18/07/2017 09:47:43
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Narrowboats don't turn they always wind.

       (you really need to be a boater to understand that)

regards Martin

 

 

 

Edited By Martin Kyte on 18/07/2017 09:49:02

Nick_G18/07/2017 17:43:57
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Posted by Nick_G on 17/07/2017 21:29:58:

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I will 'try' and have a sensible chat with him tomorrow and see if he will listen to logic. smiley

Nick

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He's only gone and already sent it to be shot blasted so that it will corrode quicker to his desired rusty object perversion. (** Nick does facepalm )

Nick angrysad

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