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#1 posted 08-26-2017 10:38 PM

My brother worked at Ingalls many years ago. Living where you are you must be an authority on rust prevention with all of that salt air! And I would love to have that 11” metal lathe you have. Mine is a 7” Austrian Maximat with a milling head attached and all of the accessories. Bought it new in 1969. Before that I had an Atlas 6” metal lathe I bought when I was seventeen from money saved working weekends and summers at a large hobby shop. Recently I finished restoring a 1953 vintage 7” Delta (Atlas) metal shaper and soon I will restore a recently acquired Delta tilt-top 10” table saw from the 1930s ( Not sure what I am going to do with it when I’m finished as I already have a 12” industrial Hammer sliding table saw. But its “old iron” and needs some preservation. I cut my teeth on building model airplanes beginning round the age of ten like most boys in those days. If you ever pass through Atlanta, PLEASE try to find the time to come by and visit. I live in the city of Sandy Springs due north of Atlanta in the Atlanta suburbs.

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