Because I would be all over this like stink on shit.
Wait until you read the Craigslist ad.
Metal Lathe with extra parts 1902 off the battle ship Oregon in good condition. Leather belt driven by electric motor
Built by Hamilton Machine company Hamilton Ohio USA
Not much else to say see pictures. $500
My old Lady would shit a complete ring around herself if I disappeared for a day and then showed up with this.
Holy Fuck what a smoking deal.
The thing belongs in a museum to begin with but it would take a 10 ton mobile crane and a semi truck with a flatbed trailer to get it home.
As heavy as it looks you might even need to get a special trip permit to keep from getting an overweight ticket.
Are you fucking kidding me.
A guy could spend the rest of his natural life cleaning and restoring the damn thing but it would be pretty safe to say you would be the only one around with anything even near it.
Look at the size of the chuck on that monster!