Because I just don’t seem to have enough of them as it is.
A used 12 inch bed with everything needed to upgrade the POS Chineseium Mini Lathe!
Someone on a Mini Lathe Forum I joined upgraded to an even longer bed and put this one up on Ebay.
The bidding started at $75 with $40 something shipping.
I bid on it and a while later someone started bidding on it also and the price went up to $95 before they got discouraged,
I upped my bid significantly and it turned out to be a prudent move.
Some fucking JACKHOLE tried outbidding me at the last minute and jacked it up to just about double the original price before he turned tail and ran away.
Fucking asshole anyway.
So I did manage to win it but the total price was $204 including the shipping and tax.
Still way cheaper than buying it new and it should be a bolt on swap.
At the moment they are Unobtanium new anyway and the beauty of it for me is that I shouldn’t have to mark out, drill and tap any fucking holes like you do when you buy the kit from The Little Machine Shop.
I have watched videos of guys converting them over and it ain’t pretty and it isn’t a quick process either
A new 7X10 Chinesium Mini Lathe is currently going for damn near $700 around here so $200 for an upgrade like this is well worth the money the way I see it.
I’m not overly thrilled with that color of paint but it will be a perfect opportunity to change it before I attempt the swap.
It just so happens that I have 2 or 3 cans of Hammered Silver that will doll that bitch right up.
Best of all I consulted The Wifely Unit before I bid one thin dime on the thing and got a who the hell cares response so there will be no angst created over the deal.
I am going to have to build a stand to mount it on now, it is going to be too long for the cart I have the thing sitting on right at the moment so this is going to be 2 projects instead of just 1 but this way I get to build what I want and will be able to bolt the damn thing down permanently when it’s all said and done.
Hopefully within my lifetime.
Dammit. After I posted this it came up at the top of the page right next to the picture of the Smithy up at the top right in the corner.
That blue color I wasn’t liking might actually go good with it.
That Blue on the bed is actually really close to what color the Sprite was originally too.
I hate that fucking color.