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07-21-2003, 11:04 PM
Just got this into the shop, now I have to make a place for it so I can play.


G.A. Ewen
07-22-2003, 12:17 AM
I am green with envy.

Al Messer
07-22-2003, 09:10 AM
Lucky bloke!! I wouldn't know how to even start to use it!

07-22-2003, 10:51 AM
I couldn't help myself, I have been after this mill for several years and finally it came up for sale at the right price. It has not been used in at least a year and is in pretty decent shape. I have a lot to learn about it!

07-22-2003, 10:23 PM
Nice little toy you have!
But you are another one who's shops to kleen! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Just what do you guys got?Helper monkeys? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Bob Quale
07-22-2003, 11:01 PM
Nice machine, nice shop. I noticed your pic was on comcast. I to, use comcast. Are you in CT?


07-23-2003, 09:22 AM
I'm on Vashon Island, WA.



My shop is not always clean, sometimes it's a pit.

Alistair Hosie
07-23-2003, 02:09 PM
Nice shop Jimmy I see you do a bit of woodworking too like me, whats a foo engine for never heard of it regards and keep up the good work I love old things like this .Alistair

mike thomas
07-23-2003, 05:23 PM
Jimmy, I mailed the manuals out Monday morning. I was unable to get them out over the weekend, as someone had nabbed my supply of jewel cases. You should have yours today or tomorrow, and Dennis, since you are a little bit farther away, yours might take another day. Mike

07-24-2003, 11:58 AM
Thanks Mike, I got it last night. I made a real rookie manuever...... I don't have series 1, I wish I did and I was not / am not real familiar with the Bridgeport models, I have the older one with a 1J head, I think it's the 12BR? model s/n 196097.


07-24-2003, 02:31 PM
I have a flat shovel to clean my shop. Shavings have been going into buckets and into concrete I have been pouring as fill.

I have a lot to learn about machining too. I everyone has something to offer to this group.