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I've heard it said (and believe it) about horses, dogs and cars, now I suspect I've got another one to add to the list:



Went to see an acquaintance about renting a little lathe time from him. I've got a project going that's too much for my little bench top rig.

He pointed to about 6 different lathes and said "You're welcome to use any of these, or for $50, you can take this one home with you."

So, after nearly spraining my wrist reaching for my wallet, I lugged home a Seneca Falls Star 30 thread cutting lathe. It had been jury-rigged to be used as a wood lathe, but all the important parts are there.

Spent the afternoon cleaning, lubing and inspecting and only found one issue, a missing feed screw nut on the compound. Probably have to make one, I sincerely doubt parts are going to pop up for a lathe that's easily 100 years old and quite possibly older.

I disassembled, cleaned, lubed and reassembled the 3 jaw chuck and fired it up. Chucked up a piece of round stock and it's not running true so need to indicate the chuck and see if it's the chuck, the jaws or the spindle bearing.

It's been converted from line shaft drive to a motor, which is fairly common, but it's running WAY too fast, so I'll need to re-think the pulleys on the motor too.

A steady rest would be nice, and a turret-type tool holder and...

Hear that whooshing sound? That's twenty dollar bills being sucked out of my wallet.

BTW, there are 9 ways to reassemble a 3 jaw chuck. 8 of them are wrong.




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Boat


For sure. Fortunately I have exactly ZERO interest in boats.




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First one's free.


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"All the citizens of this land are of right freemen; they owe no allegiance to any class and should recognize no task-masters. Under the chart of their liberties, under the law of high heaven, they are free and without shackles on their limbs nor mortgages upon the fruits of their brain or muscles; they bow down before no prince, potentate, or sovereign, nor kiss the royal robes of any crowned head; they render homage only to their God and should pay tribute only to their Government. Such at least is the spirit of our institutions, the character of our written national compact."

Charles Triplett O’Ferrall of Virginia - In Congress, May 1, 1888
 
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Financing.



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Roof inspection


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I thought of puppy, kitten, motor, and engine in that order.


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Microwave.

BIL gave the wife a microwave (this was in the 80's). Wouldn't fit between the upper cabinets and counter top. This led to a call to my cabinet shop. That led to a call to a remodeling contractor. Added a room for the new kitchen; $30,000. But they were happy. Very happy.


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I agree with horses, and boats. Both are so much cheaper to buy time on
 
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Oil change.

For two reasons:

1) Places offering free oil changes will have their newest, dumbest shop monkey doing the work, resulting in problems like over/under-fill, stripped drain plugs, incorrect weight oil, loose filters, etc.

2) The free oil change is designed to suck you in so they can hit you up for expensive recommended services and unnecessary repairs for made-up problems.
 
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I once was given a free VW Bug.
It wasn't.


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Mountain bike.




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Man. Last "Free dog" I rescued. Was a super sweat male Rottie. But between the worms & Heart worms. Treating the heartworms damn near killed him. Cost me probably $7K by the end of it.




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...government benefit.

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