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Hruul wrote on Danzo187's profile.
Hello,

I am interested in buying the adjustable parallels if they are still for sale. Just let me know. I would need them shipped as well on my dime of course.

Thanks,

Lee
Looking for a good set of back gears for a atlas 6/18 metal lathe
kstrauss wrote on CWret's profile.
I plan to attend at the new location.
Ontarioal wrote on Joe Kirby's profile.
Hello
I have the same machine as you
Could you advise me as to the type and source of the components to make a setup similar to yours.
Cheers
Al Raman
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