We have a metal lathe!

LatheI stopped in Habitat ReStore on a whim. I mean, I buy a lot of stuff there, but I wanted to check out their new location in Urbandale. Turned out they had a turning machine! Not a turing machine — a lathe. The price was right, and it came with four boxes of parts, tools, and accessories. It’s an Atlas 618 — so it is small, but a solid unit. We will be working on rebuilding it over the next few weeks. Needs a couple of bearings, a lot of elbow grease, and a little actual grease, and it will be a great addition to our garage.

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