View Full Version : check out the new old iron

09-19-2009, 10:57 PM
been holding out on you guys. Moving the damn stuff was tough. I moved by prybar on rollers the big cnc mill which by the time i got to the top of the 60' driveway weight 10,000 lbs i swear. It would've killed a regular man. Anyway, finally recovered enough to get the top back on it (so it'd clear my 7' door) get some pics taken. 3 pieces of iron crying out for some TLC and to be brought back to their glory. lathe is a 100ee, 1941 with taper attachment chucks etc. electrics were removed but gearbox is still there and it came with a AC 5hp motor, VFD needed, mill is an 80's solid ram bport series I cnc. A beast. may get the boss 5 working, may let it sit until i want to spend the big bucks on a servo conversion. T&CG is Taiwanese but decent quality. taking the airbearing off my bench top T&CG and it has motorized work head so should be able to grind about anything. Found a spot for the shaper so maybe it stays.

at the end, snapped a couple of pics will up on top the mill putting it back together - this has become one crowded shop!




09-19-2009, 10:57 PM


09-19-2009, 11:53 PM
man i like that shop! tons of stuff in it, but still room to get around.

andy b.

09-20-2009, 02:26 AM
wow, i never realized chevalier was a taiwanese company...

09-20-2009, 08:18 AM
School Green?

That Std Modern is looking a bit on the small side so the Monarch is truly a "beast". I didn't realize how hefty they are.

Congratulations on some nice additions to your shop.


09-20-2009, 08:54 AM
thanks guys,

man i like that shop! tons of stuff in it, but still room to get around.

hehe, there's a few pinch points where you have to turn sideways, I'd love more space and dislike having everything so jammed, but I'd dislike not having the machine more. I definitely had the sense on this last round that I've gone too far

wow, i never realized chevalier was a taiwanese company...

oh yes , complete with chinglish typos...I believe all their stuff is made there. this is my second chevalier grinder not bad, better than mainland and not as good as Brit/Cdn/US old stuff. my plan is through restorative efforts and maybe even spindle bearings replacement to treat it as a set of castings :)


09-20-2009, 09:52 AM
Wood chunks,, Bicycles ,, and lawn nutrients ,,fertilizers DO NOT belong in youre Machine Shop. You need a Garden shed for that stuff. I can see with some rearanguing you would have room for one more Machine .l.

09-20-2009, 10:11 AM
Nice shop, but a little modern as compared to mine. I am almost lost if it doesn't have a cone pulley. ;)

09-20-2009, 12:13 PM
There is still open floor there!

Congrats on the new equipment. As for the Boss, you might play around a little with it and see if it runs. I wouldn't do too much if you think that you will be converting it. I keep trying to get to a conversion project on mine but work keeps popping up. Maybe this winter. Oh to dream about cuter comp.


Roy Andrews
09-20-2009, 10:28 PM
he has more empty floor space than i have space!

09-20-2009, 10:44 PM
So that's why there's no room for the shaper. If you'd have asked, I'd have been happy to store that Monarch in my shop for you! :)

09-20-2009, 10:59 PM
Who are you kidding, Mcgyver - you don't have room for that 10EE. Tell ya what, because I'm feeling generous, I'll drive all the way up to Canada with a drop deck and take it off your hands. I won't even charge you for the service. :D

That 10EE sure is a beauty. I can't wait to see what you do to it - if it turns out half as nice as the Atlas, it will be beautiful.

Nice haul for sure! I hope you can hang onto the shaper, too! Then you will have a damn near complete shop.