By Practical Machinist forum member macona. The machine itself is a Monarch 10EE. Hack a Day’s Brian Benchoff has the story, which is spread across several threads on the forum, nicely summarized, indexed, and linked.

Turning a 1942 lathe into a functional piece of art

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Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • Fritoeata

    His 10EE is a LOT cleaner looking than mine!
    You simply cannot beat these 10EE’s for rigidity! They will pond the floor instead of chattering… they’re amazing.

    • Fritoeata

      *sp* pound… if you have a pond in the shop, you’ve got other problems ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.morse.52 John Morse

    I learned how to run a lathe on one of these! Gorgeous!

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