New Mill, Finally and Big Steel
Well, I finally got delivery, sorta, of my Grizzly G0484 after waiting about 9 months. I say "sorta" because I had it dropped off at a local company which does machinery moving. I was not able to lift it (3 feet above ground) into my shop myself. They should be delivering it to me tomorrow if the rain stops. I hope to take some pictures of the arrival. So far, I have only seen the crate so I am anxious to lay eyes and hands on the actual machine. More later.
But for the Big Steel part of the title. I went to the company where it was delivered this morning to discuss the final delivery and had to wander through one of their buildings to fine the right guy. It is a fairly large factory building they took over from a company that did things like cranes and monorails. As I walked between two rows of various machines that were larger than my truck, I spotted a stack of steel parts on the floor. Don't know what they were but they were machined and had three large holes in them. The SMALLEST dimension, the thickness was 12 inches or more. They must have been about 12 feet long and three or feet wide. Heaven only knows what they weigh. I think there were 8 or 10 of them. Just one of them is more steel in one lump than I will probably use in my entire life. I'm sorry I didn't have time to ask what they were and if they could part with one for a dozen donuts or two. Probably for the best as it wouldn't fit in my truck; heck, it would flatten my truck. If I go back, I will definitely take my camera.
Last edited by Paul Alciatore; 10-10-2009 at 04:05 AM.
Make it fit.
You can't win and there is a penalty for trying!