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#1 JimD OFFLINE  

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 03:16 PM

I've had my eye on this thing for several years. It belonged to a friend who didn't want to sell it a few years ago when I asked him about about it. I knew he didn't use it much and it was just sitting there starting to rust. Well he finally said he wanted to sell it due to moving. He's down sizing and getting out of some of his hobbies. So we settled on a price and I brought it home yesterday and set it up. It's a bench top combination lathe and milling machine / drill press.  A couple pics...

 

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After some cleaning and lubricating the ways...

 

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I know this machine is limited but it will serve my purposes nicely for some small projects. I have one Wheel Horse project in the planning stage for it as a first project. We'll see how that goes. Hope you like the pics.

 

 


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 03:26 PM

Nice!  It'll handle most GT needs just fine.  You'll never regret buying it, that's for sure!


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 03:39 PM

Love to have something like that! Glad you got it!


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 03:40 PM

Can never have enough tools!


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 03:44 PM

I have looked at those. They seem like a handy thing.


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 04:05 PM

Sweet! That's a really nice machine. I have a Taig mini lathe but it's much smaller than that one and has no milling attachment. 


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 04:31 PM

That is awsome! I would love to have something like that! Congrats on what will be (would be for me anyway) the most useful tool in your shop!
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Posted August 16, 2013 - 05:12 PM

That's a great machine for your workshop.  Cleaned up nice also.  Hope you get a lot of good use out of it. :thumbs:   Rick


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 05:24 PM

A mill and a lathe are always handy in the man cave. :rocker2:


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 05:33 PM

Thanks guys. I have found a package deal on a quick change tool post and some tooling for $175. that I'll be ordering soon for this machine. It has 3 center drills, 9 boring bars, QT tool post and 4 holders ,5 indexable turning tool holders with inserts, wrench, and screws, a drill chuck and arbor for the tail stock, and a cut-off blade. All this will give it much more capability than it has now. I work in a machine shop and I think my boss will let me buy some scrap stock to use for small parts. I'm gonna need a few end mills also. :D


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 05:40 PM

Nice!!! I just double checked. Your on my friends list. :thumbs:


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 05:44 PM

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 06:06 PM

Nice!!! I just double checked. Your on my friends list. :thumbs:

 

Fair weather friends!  I bet he just got more now!

 

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 06:36 PM

You can tell that the PO hadn't used it much due to the light surface rust, but after using it some the body oil will take that away and it will look like it should, you have done a fine job of cleaning it up.  Good luck with that fine piece of tooling.

 

 

 

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 06:50 PM

What a cool tool to have!  It will come in handy with your upcoming projects. :thumbs:


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