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Old factory workshop, Possible uses? Answered

Hi instructable, I've been wanting to make a Lathe now for the better part of a year. But due to financial reasons and depression and such I've been unable to do so.

However a few days ago i started thinking about possible places to get the materials I needed, including other tools to make things. Then I remembered the old factory workshop in my grandmothers house where they used to make fishing lures out of brass and figured, well if there's anywhere to get a powerful electric engine that would be the place.

Today I went out there for a visit since it's only 15 minutes away, and I found so much more.

Below i have attached photos of the machines, the workshop itself is a mess and needs a good cleaning as well as the machines. But I think it has promise if I attached some emergency shutoff buttons and such.

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Orista (author)2012-10-22

Well at the moment I would be able to use it freely if it wasn't for all the junk that's stored down there now, so it's a big clean up work if I wanna use it.

The last thing I believe is used to put alloys on other metals, but don't know the name for that.

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Kiteman (author)Orista2012-10-22

Some sort of electroplating or chemical plating device?

(See the "reply" button?)

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Orista (author)Kiteman2012-10-22

Yeah electroplating would make sense, didn't know what to call it before. thanks.

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Kiteman (author)2012-10-22

So, are you simply taking over the workshop?

(And what does that last thing do?)

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