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Tinkerer
08-16-2006, 10:43 PM
About a year ago I purchased a new mill off ebay got it for $350 bucks took it apart and packed into the shop... heavy work for one guy with a bad back. Asked about a table worked out the height and put it together. It stayed in the weld shop for some time as a work bench. Anyway I needed some things mild for a community project I've been working on. So the time came to figure out how to move the heavy pieces up and put it back together.

Here is the start on the assembly... come a long hooked to table
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/Metalman-07/basecable.jpg

Work like and Egyptian.
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/Metalman-07/tableslideup2.jpg
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/Metalman-07/baseramp.jpg

First hurdle done.
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/Metalman-07/baseup.jpg

Tinkerer
08-16-2006, 10:44 PM
Cleaned of the Yak snot and set the lower axis rack and column bracket. Much heavier then I remembered.

The tables path from cart the horses. ( Even's 50/50 puzzel at work ).
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/Metalman-07/tablepath.jpg

Table jack to right height to slide.
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/Metalman-07/tableslide.jpg

Screwing around.
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/Metalman-07/tablealmost.jpg

Half way done.
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/Metalman-07/tableup.jpg

Part 2 to come.
To Part II
http://www.homeshopmachinist.net/bbs/showthread.php?t=20218

JPR
08-16-2006, 10:49 PM
$350? That is very good.
Realizing that this is a bit late, but one of these carts (http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200054674_200054674) could be handy for this type of project. Also would be handy for rotary table and vise later on.

Tinkerer
08-16-2006, 11:18 PM
JPR.. Yep thought about table... engine crane but they are heavy to move and then take up more room when done with. I know still can't beleive I won with that low bid. :D

Wareagle
08-16-2006, 11:43 PM
Looks like you found a gem! Congrats! Oh, the move stories....

Tinkerer
08-17-2006, 12:17 AM
Looks like you found a gem! Congrats! Oh, the move stories....
Truly it is brand new... I think people thought it was rusted up cause of the brown Yak Spit and oiled paper wrapped around it. Only thing messing was the rapid feed handles which I'll make. ;)

Rustybolt
08-17-2006, 12:20 PM
Hey! You got my mill! But I paid full price for mine.Eventually you're going to have to replace the motor capacitors and the switch that came with it. Your arm is also going to get a workout moving the head up and down.

Alistair Hosie
08-17-2006, 02:10 PM
when I want to move heavy equipment up onto a table etc, I place it on a piece of mdf by lifting it back and forth then keep adding a sheet of mdf till it gets up to the height, then slide it onto the table then take away the sheets to be stored til next time regards and good work. Alistair

Rustybolt
08-17-2006, 04:07 PM
BTW. That's exactly the way I got it out of my truck and on its stand. FWIW I took the motor off the head and placed the head on the table and lowered the trunion until the bolt holes lined up.(I held the head while my daughter cranked the trunion.)