There's an older metal lathe that's going to the scrap yard, a reed-prentice co., looks to be from the 40's, and I could probably get it for scrap price. Would it be worth fixing up and using? I don't need to hit super-tight tolearances with it, just turning parts as a hobbyist / beginner. What questions should I ask about it? What should be there for it to be complete?
Bio:I'm a compulsively curious guy. I have taken things apart all my life, intrigued by how things work. I didn't know other tinkerers growing up, so I've learned mostly by doing or through the internet. ...read more »