A few weeks ago I went mountain biking near Conway, NH and stumbled on an abandoned quarry, along with a ton of old machinery in various states of disrepair. You can read about that here (my post) or here (an actual history of the quarry).

I went back this weekend with my father-in-law who wanted to see it. We didn’t immediately find the huge lathe, but we stumbled on another old building first:

It’s amazing that place hasn’t been burned to the ground yet.

Then we made our way back over to the incredible piece of machinery that lurks in the forest:

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Hello, NAPA? Do you have a belt for a 1938 Granite lathe? Yeah it'll be about 6" wide and 36 feet in circumference...

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This thing stands about 6' tall and is 3" thick

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There’s still grease in there:

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I really should bring a better camera next time, but I’m more interested in taking the little time I have to go for a bike ride. As it was, I ate up 30 minutes or so exploring this area again, but it’s neat. Definitely won’t by my last time there, for sure. Supposedly there are other things I have yet to find.