Hand Tools #5: An Amazing Donation from my New Friend Earnie Searing

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Blog entry by Jerry posted 07-29-2017 12:09 AM 1430 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Earnie saw my recent post about inheriting a vintage South Bend engine lathe. He’s a machinest with a lifetime of experience. He contacted me through a PM here at LJ’s and offered to bring me tools from his shop and to help me understand the new to me engine lathe.

Earnie spent most of the day here today giving me invaluable instruction and the benefit of his experience.

He also gave me all of the tools and manuals you see in the picture below.

My hat’s off to you Earnie, thank so much for your help and the great tools!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#1 posted 07-29-2017 12:36 AM

That must of been a heaven sent experience to have someone come over and explain the lathe. The tools and the manuals are a great thing to have. Good for you and I agree hats off to Earnie for his generous help.
Now I hope you remember everything he told you.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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