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torker
01-28-2012, 06:11 AM
Things are lookin up...got back on my photobucket account...got it figured out how to download pics on new computer again...going south to my house today...and buying an old used 8" rotary table. Got rust on it...just how I like em...buyin my shop back...one piece at a time. Guy has a nice verticle mill with 40 taper nose...$4800...have the cash...tryin hard not to buy it just yet...lol!
Russ

camdigger
01-28-2012, 06:13 AM
Good luck Russ!

Just remember, "the crap that doesn't kill ya makes you stronger!"

wierdscience
01-28-2012, 01:45 PM
Good news Russ,with any luck you'll be back up to your neck in swarf before long:)

Mcgyver
01-28-2012, 02:49 PM
Things are lookin up...got back on my photobucket account...got it figured out how to download pics on new computer again...going south to my house today...and buying an old used 8" rotary table. Got rust on it...just how I like em...buyin my shop back...one piece at a time. Guy has a nice verticle mill with 40 taper nose...$4800...have the cash...tryin hard not to buy it just yet...lol!
Russ

good on you Russ, knew it was only a matter of time. You're sitting in the best province in the Dominion to be hanging a welding/machiningg shingle out.

davidh
01-28-2012, 03:56 PM
we'll be watchin' fer ya !

sasquatch
01-28-2012, 07:12 PM
Congrats Russ, great news!!

(Wishing you a bunch of "bonus" finds!):D

dewat
01-28-2012, 07:12 PM
Good to hear Russ, looking forward to you running at full steam.

Oldbrock
01-29-2012, 01:53 AM
I knew it. Just couldn't keep away from the tools could you? We are all watching and waiting for your next post. Peter

rohart
01-29-2012, 06:37 AM
Don't leave the welding kit till last !

torker
01-29-2012, 07:17 AM
Wow! Ok...I'm a little embarrassed to admit to my US friends(paid $125Cnd)...but I got the rusted ol Rotab...he he...works slick and smooth....just looks a little rough...but it's a real Palmgren cross slide rotary table.

torker
01-29-2012, 07:20 AM
This is the table...wow...I guess I didn't do too bad. Didn't know they were so pricey new
http://www.palmgren.com/product_info.php?cPath=13_14&products_id=48

mike4
01-30-2012, 03:32 AM
As Sir John would say lucky Bastard!
Keep up the recovery and good luck.
Michael

torker
01-30-2012, 06:38 PM
Here's the sorry lookin thing...lol! Looks bad...feels good....lol! Won't be much of a job to get the rust off it...has a small milling boo boo on the top...but no big deall
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/005.jpg

Lew Hartswick
01-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Does that have an X Y built in under the rotary? Looks like it weighs a ton.
...Lew...

torker
01-30-2012, 06:47 PM
Ya Lew...it does...but...to be honest, I'm a little bothered by how light it is. I thought it would be heavy also. Won't know til I get to mill something on it.

Bob Ford
01-30-2012, 07:37 PM
Torker

I bought a new one in the mid 70s. Trying to use a 1/4 end mill would move all the parts. If I snugged the gibs couldn't move them. The rotary table was loose and at the time I did not have a lathe big enough to fix. I gave it away a few years back. Think it would work OK for use on a drill press to drill holes.

Bob

BadDog
01-30-2012, 07:43 PM
Hope it doesn't disappoint, but that is mostly intended for use on something like a drill press for doing bolt hole circles. The only thing you can do with the cross slides is to offset the center of rotation, which sets the radius of the bolt hole circle. And it's really far to light for any but the lightest milling. I had one and sold it quite a long time ago.

Now the Troyke and Advance(?) versions with cross slide on top are absolute jewels for manual milling machines. With those you can cut all sorts of shapes. I have a 9" Troyke model that weigh at least 100 lbs (or so it seems).

torker
01-30-2012, 08:16 PM
LOL! Come on guys...you know who you are talking to...I'll just make it into something cool...a wild endmill sharpener...just for you Russ! :D
Believe me...I had a big ol R/T that came with my VN...that thing weighed at least 200 pounds....

Bill736
01-30-2012, 08:54 PM
Nice rotary table ! But hmmm...I was wondering what you would call a rotary table with an XY movement too. The rotary movement isn't the Z axis....but what is it in machinist lingo ?

torker
01-30-2012, 09:33 PM
Bill...they call it a Rotary Cross Slide table....
I'm thinking it would have little value on a mill...why would you need double feeds? And the tiny lil hand wheels...????
I once made some aluminum "billet" exhaust hangers..that looked like little connecting rods...I know for a fact I could make those on this table. So...it will have some value for something.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/trukstuff004.jpg
Like this...it'd work...