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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

Gorgeous rebuilt Tru-Cut reel mower

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 My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. Fritoeata on said:

    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.

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

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