Turning Archive 2006

Alls well that ends well

Bob Fawcett
>I went to pick up my new lathe today at the truck terminal. The terminal guy was going to lift it into the back of my pickup with fork lift. First, he tried strapping a pallet to the top and lifting it with the top pallet. Only problem he strapped through the pallet, and as soon as he started lifting the pallet broke apart. Next, we opened the box off the top of the shipping pallet, and we were going to just remove the head and tail stocks and put in the truck. (I had 2 helpers). The terminal guy got a strap and decided he could wrap the strap around the whole works and lift it that way. He got it up and over the truck when the strap slipped off the end of the fork and my new PM3520 fell the last foot or two into the bed of my truck. There is a scratch in the paint on the front of the lathe bed and a dent in my truck bed. Otherwise the lathe survived the drop test.

Its now setup in my shop and purring away.
Whewwwwwwwwww!! what a day.

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