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[Edit: Cancelled; I didn't get the equipment purchased after all.]

I posted this in the Nashville Club, but I've since realized that Club content doesn't show up on the main site, so I'm reposting in the main chat.

Would anyone happen to be available for an hour or two of firearms-related labor next Thursday or Friday? I'm a gunsmith, recently relocated to Chattanooga from San Diego. My shop is still active in Commiefornia, so that's where all my equipment is. As I've grown into Tennessee I have come to find that professional gunsmithing is fairly rare out here (the opposite of what I expected, moving to such a gun-friendly state). So, I have decided to buy another lathe, mill, etc. and set up another shop in my new hometown. 

I have a line on a mill and lathe located in the Rosebank area of Nashville. If I get it done, is there anyone who would be willing to help me get these loaded for transportation? I have a hydraulic drop-deck trailer that literally puts the flatbed on the ground, so there's no crazy lift to do, but a 1000# metal lathe is just too much for one man to shimmy around with rollers, pipe and a pallet jack. I'm looking at December 29th or 30th, but I could float it a day or three.

I'd be happy to pay for your time, or even happier to treat you to lunch, talk guns and make new friends.

Merry Christmas!

Edited by DocHawk
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2 hours ago, KahrMan said:

I am free both of those days. Not sure how much help an old fat guy can be but I am willing to try. 

Grateful, sir. I'll send you a private message with my contact info and we can keep in touch. If we can get one or two more people, it will be easy. I mostly figure this will be rocking/using a lever to get one side up on pipes (or my pallet jack and piano dollies), and then rolling it out onto the trailer. There shouldn't be much lifting at all. Going for "smarter not harder."

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Well, it did not work out. The auction bids went up well over what the lathe and mill are worth in the last two minutes. I was high bid until the end, but I was not going to overpay just for the sake of winning. 

I'll hit you guys up the next time I'm up in Music City just to see who I can treat to lunch, anyway! Thank you for being willing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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