This is a used, slightly rusted tailstock from a Mosely watchmaker's lathe. The lathe could also use a little buffing to get the surface rust off. To make a lathe out of it, all you do is drill a hole in something rigid, like one-inch plywood, and fasten it down with the bolt. Add a motor and a headstock, and you're turning away.My father-in-law was a watchmaker some years ago. He's gone now and we're cleaning out the basement. I also have the headstock, collets, and motor listed separately. Please note that I am not a pro, I'm just a guy who uses Ebay the way you do. I never buy something to sell it. I only sell stuff from my own attic, basement, etc. I try to describe everything clearly, warts and all, so you know full well what I'm selling. I always guarantee 100% satisfaction with what I'm selling. If you think you're not going to want to keep this item, tell me within seven days of receiving it. Then you can send it back and I'll refund your money including the shipping cost for sending it to you (under normal circumstances, the buyer pays the return shipping). I take PayPal, money orders, and cashiers checks. Packaging is on me, no bogus "handling" charge or other sneaky fees. I only charge what the postage costs me so the calculator on the page should give you a pretty close idea of what you'll pay for shipping. I ship FedEx Ground or USPS unless you prefer something special. Just tell me. Bidders Beware: Don't bid unless you're serious and can afford to buy what you're bidding on. Ebay is an auction, not an online game. I can't understand why someone would bid a winning bid and never pay, but some people do that. Don't do it to me. I reserve the right to refuse bids from anyone that I don't want to do business with, such as people with feedback ratings that don't look good to me. I have good feedback and work to keep it that way by being honest and fair-dealing, treating people the way I like to be treated. Thanks, happy bidding and good luck! Note that I mistakenly selected Priority Mail, which is a fairly expensive way to ship an item like this. Since t is a bid on the item, Ebay won't allow me to change the shipping method. My guess is that shipping will be about $5 by Parcel Post.