View Full Version : Emco V13 Basement move thread

09-27-2012, 08:20 PM
This is a continuation on my Emco V13 saga. It started out here:

I got a DRO mounted on it here:

Not it is time to prepare for the big move. I still have the 3/4" ply skid mounted to the bottom. I plan on laminating the bottom of the skid with some of the prepainted tempered board to make it smoother for dragging. I hope to drag the lathe with my lawn tractor across the lawn to the back basement walk out. From there, lay down a couple of 3/4" ply sheets to support an engine hoist, and work it into my basement.

To move it across the basement, I wanted build a set of dollys that will remain on the lathe. I bought some leveling casters, (Footmaster GD-120 http://www.footmastercasters.com/caster_leveling_top_plate_GD-120F.html) good for 4400lbs. The frame was built from 2"x1/4" angle iron. The casters were bolted to the dolly as centered over the leveling screws as possible. I sized them to fit the headstock and tailstock ends of the base. I got them painted up and ready to go yesterday.

I probably won't start the move process for another week or so, (bow season starts on monday :).

09-27-2012, 08:55 PM
If you need a hand let me know as I have lots of rigging/lifting stuff. I can't do much/any lifting but my head still works(most of the time). I'll be glad to help.
I'm not looking forward to moving that Gorton 2 headed tracing mill I bought. A sng head 2-30 tracer weighs 6300# so this will weigh 4 ton, but so did the Boye & Emmes lath.

09-27-2012, 09:28 PM
Hello AiR GuNNeR,

New member here and have been following your Emco thread.
I also live in Brighton and would like to offer assistance if you need it when moving.
I too have some rigging equipment that may be of use, such as a folding engine hoist, small winch, chains. Problem is I don't drive but, if you have a truck and/or trailer we can get it there. If you just need a hand I can ride over on my bike depending where you're at.

At some point I'd like to see if you can help me understand the Sino DRO for my lathe. A search for an readable owners manual linked me to your profile here.

Those skids look great! Nice job!
Please feel free to send me a PM if you'd like any help since I do live in the same area.