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QSIMDO
07-13-2018, 04:44 PM
ONE owner, low, LOW mileage, never raced, wheelied or laid down!

No, really, the gentleman who owned it since new is a T&D maker with scrupulous and impeccable work and maintenance habits
and the machine has been only lightly used the last 12 years.
Yup, included the vise and DRO.
The rest of the equipment in his cellar shop is testimony to tool maker pride and I'd have bought the whole place
if it was for sale...oh, and had enough scratch.
This will certainly last me 'til end of my days.

https://i.imgur.com/ugZK2l3.jpg

Mcgyver
07-13-2018, 05:11 PM
well done, looks like a clean machine.

reggie_obe
07-13-2018, 05:43 PM
Excellent looking machine. Tooling included?

kev74
07-13-2018, 06:16 PM
That thing is beautiful!

Good luck with it.

Arcane
07-13-2018, 06:46 PM
Congratulations on your great score!

Toolguy
07-13-2018, 07:10 PM
Yep - you can make anything you want to on that one!

RichR
07-13-2018, 09:03 PM
Wow, that's a lot of machine you got yourself. Congratulations.


Tariff's start tonight but machine tool folks got antsy, ran the price out of my range what with shipping. :(

At least I got my initial purchase money back.
Looking used now, NO sin at all but ...you know how it is.

I think you owe those "machine tool folks" a nice thank you email. They did play an important role in your journey to acquiring that beauty.

Sparky_NY
07-13-2018, 09:16 PM
Very nice machine ! You will love using it.

flylo
07-13-2018, 09:31 PM
Glad you found a nice one. I have a 3HP Taiwan made, large bed, with brand name DRO & power feed with under 50 hours that's gotta go.

dmartin
07-14-2018, 12:27 AM
I have been following your other threads on looking for a new mill, glad you found a good one. Dang that's looks good. I'm glad it finally worked out for you. And it seems to have worked out quite well. Enjoy it, I'm sure you will.

Tim The Grim
07-14-2018, 01:12 AM
Really glad this worked out in your favor. Looks like a real prize with lots of good years left on it. 👍

3 Phase Lightbulb
07-16-2018, 02:15 PM
ONE owner, low, LOW mileage, never raced, wheelied or laid down!

No, really, the gentleman who owned it since new is a T&D maker with scrupulous and impeccable work and maintenance habits
and the machine has been only lightly used the last 12 years.
Yup, included the vise and DRO.
The rest of the equipment in his cellar shop is testimony to tool maker pride and I'd have bought the whole place
if it was for sale...oh, and had enough scratch.
This will certainly last me 'til end of my days.

https://i.imgur.com/ugZK2l3.jpg

Looks good for a 25 year old machine. If it was only used for 12 years, what was it doing for the other 13 years?

3 Phase Lightbulb
07-26-2018, 02:23 PM
Yikes, how is that thing working out?

http://www.bbssystem.com/pictures/yikes.jpg

QSIMDO
07-26-2018, 05:12 PM
"Yikes"?
Whad'ya' mean, "Yikes"?
Nothing to be afraid of here.

It'll be here 8/1 if this monsoon takes a break.
And you must have better things to do than ghost me around.

3 Phase Lightbulb
07-26-2018, 07:13 PM
"Yikes"?
Whad'ya' mean, "Yikes"?

Sounds like you'll find out on 8/1. Good luck.

garagemark
07-26-2018, 08:24 PM
Looks sweet to me. I don't care where or how you got it. Hope mine turns out 3/4 that well (see the Enco thread).

You going to need a frequency drive for it? I'd be interested in what you find for a 3 horse motor cause I'm in the market for one myself.

Cheers,

3 Phase Lightbulb
07-26-2018, 09:00 PM
Looks sweet to me. I don't care where or how you got it. Hope mine turns out 3/4 that well (see the Enco thread).

You going to need a frequency drive for it? I'd be interested in what you find for a 3 horse motor cause I'm in the market for one myself.

Cheers,

Should turn out better than new if you sink $5600 into it.

mattthemuppet
07-26-2018, 10:21 PM
stop being a jerk 3ph

QSIMDO
07-26-2018, 10:31 PM
How do you know if I paid that or not?
That's just an asking price and that included $1k worth of Kurt swivel vise and a DRO.

Let's just say I ended up paying less than a POS Grizzly so...GFY.

3 Phase Lightbulb
07-26-2018, 11:21 PM
How do you know if I paid that or not?
That's just an asking price and that included $1k worth of Kurt swivel vise and a DRO.

Let's just say I ended up paying less than a POS Grizzly so...GFY.

That's awesome!

https://static1.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/Blank+_7071e1451d65469f6a96fa0c1103c8cd.gif

mattthemuppet
07-26-2018, 11:48 PM
I think that 3ph is just bored and trolling, possibly overexcited by that auction he posted about. Sadly he's part of the low signal:noise ratio on this board, think of him as the "thermite" of homeshopmachinist.

3 Phase Lightbulb
07-26-2018, 11:53 PM
I think

No you don't.

QSIMDO
07-27-2018, 12:10 AM
I think that 3ph is just bored and trolling, possibly overexcited by that auction he posted about. Sadly he's part of the low signal:noise ratio on this board, think of him as the "thermite" of homeshopmachinist.

Termite?
Oh..."THERMITE"!
I think termite would be more correct.
Thermite is actually useful.

I guess it would be difficult to experience such a high degree of public humiliation without reacting badly.
Surprised he came back.

thaiguzzi
07-27-2018, 02:05 AM
I think that 3ph is just bored and trolling, possibly overexcited by that auction he posted about. Sadly he's part of the low signal:noise ratio on this board, think of him as the "thermite" of homeshopmachinist.

And how big his house is.

Mcgyver
07-27-2018, 09:06 AM
think of him as the "thermite" of homeshopmachinist.

Ouch! thermite might need more than a band aid after that

3 Phase Lightbulb
07-27-2018, 09:14 AM
Do any of you guys watch CS's Roast Battles?

QSIMDO
07-27-2018, 10:57 AM
And how big his house is.

Well, you do need to pity a guy who can't recognize when a general contractor is puttin' the screws to him.
That cellar door fiasco was inexcusable.
Makes you wonder what else is sub-par.

mattthemuppet
07-27-2018, 11:15 AM
No you don't.

that put a smile on my face :)

3 Phase Lightbulb
07-27-2018, 11:26 AM
Well, you do need to pity a guy who can't recognize when a general contractor is puttin' the screws to him.
That cellar door fiasco was inexcusable.
Makes you wonder what else is sub-par.

I wish! Only the really good contractors insist on screws. Unfortunately they use nails for almost everything.

J Tiers
07-27-2018, 11:43 AM
I wish! Only the really good contractors insist on screws. Unfortunately they use nails for almost everything.

True. they nail you to the wall, and then extract the wallet.

As in the case mentioned.

nc5a
07-27-2018, 01:02 PM
"Yikes"?
Whad'ya' mean, "Yikes"?
Nothing to be afraid of here.

It'll be here 8/1 if this monsoon takes a break.
And you must have better things to do than ghost me around.

Well done QSIMDO, even at the listed price.

It looks to be a fine machine and should serve you well. From my perspective anytime a guy can get a clean full size 3 hp knee mill with a Kurt vise and DRO in the $5000 range you're ahead of the game. I would like to do as well one of these days. Congratulation.

Ron