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I am in need of either a 6" or 8" buffer, for use while I'm rebuilding a 1938 South Bend 9" lathe. While I would really like to have (read "have", as opposed to "spend money on") a 1.2k mac daddy industrial buffer, I don't have room for one. Even the Chinesium models seem to be $400 these days.

Anyone have one they don't need, or at least, don't need for a month?

I'm also coming to grips with the fact that I'm going to have to spend $80 (for each grit) for a stack of Scotchbrite pads (which mildly burns me). Ideally. although I'd like an 8" buffer on my bench, my bench doesn't have any room on it for one (and I don't have room for another bench). I'd be more than willing to let the pads go back with a loaner.
 
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No way I can’t show off my new tool box!
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I learned about pickups at a young age. Full sized pick up and a 6'4" 225 pound guy in good shape was the perfect "free move". So I started telling folks "you buy gas and lunch at a minimum, Just because I am big does not mean I enjoy lifting furniture on my days off." It tapered off fast.

Same applies to tools. I was a general contractor/builder in my first life. People were always wanting to borrow tools, you know, the tools I earn a living with. Chasing them down so I could go to work was a PITA. So I started charging, say a sawzall was $120.00. You give me $120.00 in cash, you get it back if you return my tool in the shape you picked it up. Break or damage it or not bring it back so I can use it Monday at work. You keep it because I am buying a new one. THe tool borrowing stopped.
 

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