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    Re: new to me machine day partially anyway

    Congratulations. Throw up a lean-to and keep all the machines.

    Have you seen Raymond Menendez (TheMetalRaymond) on youtube? No commentary, just one skilled dude in Spain working his horizontal mill.

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    Re: new to me machine day partially anyway

    finally all the stars alined and I made it back to montana to get the base of my mill. still need one more trip but it will be a run up there and run back last part can be loaded with forklift easily. this piece was 21000 lbs and had to be lifted off a sub base and rolled out of the building hopefully I can get the last piece next week and start figuring out where im going to put it in the shop.
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    Re: new to me machine day partially anyway

    They are fun to run.
    They great tool when need one.
    My self like ones where table does not rotate. The rotation is great paper but turn as you run the machine.

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    I have been looking for a horizontal boring mill for a while and one finally came available about 350 miles away Im 2 trips into it and have 2 more to get it disassembled and hauled the good part is once its here I shouldn't run out of travels and table space for a while here is some pictures of the table of course a rain storm just came through. its cleaned up now, total weight will be around 40000 lbs but it was 13' wide so I had to disassemble it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forhire View Post
    Have you seen Raymond Menendez (TheMetalRaymond) on youtube?
    That guy's pretty amazing, isn't he? I love that turntable on his main mill.

    Years ago, when I was still an ignorant kid, I turned down a small horizontal mill because I was wholly ignorant of the things and never thought I'd get much use out of it. If only I'd have known!

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    Re: new to me machine day partially anyway

    Is that a G&L?

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    finally had time to get this thing in the shop, rented a 15000 forklift because every machine in the shop had to come out to get this in. the smaller fork and the skid steer did most of the work but the mill, radial, and shaper, were to heavy and couldn't be lifted easily with 2 machines no pictures moving them out. picture of the lathe going out. lifted it off of the trailer with my good old drill rig. haven't seen the shop this empty in years.
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    here is some after the table is on but we still have hours of leveling. the lathe is back in, and the machines that have to be fit back in there I think the shaper is going elsewhere I have no place to put it and I don't use it much at all but I'm sentimentally still attached to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by idacal View Post
    here is some after the table is on but we still have hours of leveling. the lathe is back in, and the machines that have to be fit back in there I think the shaper is going elsewhere I have no place to put it and I don't use it much at all but I'm sentimentally still attached to it
    Would have been the perfect time to fire up an airless sprayer and get some bright white paint on those OSB walls.

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    Re: new to me machine day partially anyway

    Wow that lathe is no joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    Wow that lathe is no joke.
    Yeah, I bet we could thread a few rifle barrels on that one.

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    the worst part bout the lathe is i have already ran out of swing on it, not length though have used most of it many times. its tired and close to the chuck is fairly inaccurate so get it to within .005 then do it with emory cloth but it works most of the time for what I do. would like to replace it with an accurate 4' bed and just have this one for the longer work, but no room no room. this was a quick move everything out, and move it back in, because I needed my trailers back. so no time to paint if we slow down one of these winters, painting will keep the guys busy for a while
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    Re: new to me machine day partially anyway

    When you do get to paint, you'll find that older OSB will soak up a pile. Might be easier and not much more money to cover it in white metal. You get the added bonus of better spark protection.
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    Re: new to me machine day partially anyway

    Painting osb is not to bad if you use an oil primer first. Water base primer keeps bleeding through

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    the stuff that was painted, was with oil base, most of the shop besides that one corner has sheetrock on top of the osb up 4' for fire. thats where the lathe was and was to tight to work back there. I dont care for metal interior walls in a shop its too sharp once its damaged can't hang anything without special mounts. cant lean anything against the walls without bending it. I was buying osb as needed for temporary projects then using it to sheet the shop, that's why only part of the shop is sheeted or painted, haven't slowed down for 4 years to have time for anything that isn't 100% nessasary
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    Re: new to me machine day partially anyway

    I'd like to see a pic of an operator standing in front of the machine near the chuck for a size perspective. I know it's a big machine but still can't help but wonder how tall it is.
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    Re: new to me machine day partially anyway

    That skid plate under it is 10’8” wide it its about 9’ tall facing chuck is 24” with as much shop space as ittakes im having second thoughtS about it. may just put it up for sale, Its easy to get out now we will give it a month and see how much we use it.
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    Re: new to me machine day partially anyway

    Such a beast of a machine. I bet if you get rid of it, a job will come in that absolutely would have required the capacity...

    What is the lathe, what make? It looks like around 17-19" swing? It's a similar problem to most older lathes these days, they all need bed grinds...
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    Re: new to me machine day partially anyway

    the lathe is a monarch 60 series 20" swing about 13' between centers definitely needs some work, might replace it next year will see how this year goes.
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    Re: new to me machine day partially anyway

    That's bigger than the photos suggest, then! What a unit.
    Probably worth the cost and hassle of a bed grind...
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