Metal Working  

I bought myself a small metal lathe recently to start my machine shop off. It's a 6" Craftsman as made by Atlas, probably from the late 30's or early 40's. It could use a paint job, but it works just fine - the ways and spindle are in pretty decent condition, and I have a nice 3-jaw and 4-jaw for it, as well as a quick change toolpost and a good chuck for the tailstock. I use a Harbor Freight 9x20 lathe at work, and I much prefer the Atlas.

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