Decided to do him one better and found this for $500 on craigslist. Now he can even work on his new hobby at home in his spare time.
After unloading it turned out to be a 1998 mark v model 510. Great shape, but needs a bit of steel wool and wax. Also had a bandsaw, scrollsaw, mounted planer, jointer, and all the standard stuff minus lathe tools and some safety gear. Lucky for him, I got quite the supply of lathe tools and safety pushers from my many restorations and acquisitions.
Overall I think it should give him a decent start on the hobby.
Ps. If there are no pictures it didn't happen.