New to this forum but not quite new to old machines and Tools. Just obtained an old Benchmaster Milling Machine and in the process of restoring it back to its old new self. I've always enjoyed bringing an old machine into my small shop and restoring it for reuse. Ive been wanting a mill to use but can't afford the larger machines nor do I have room for them so when I stumbled onto this small mill I jumped at the chance. I know there's some modern small bench mills on the market but I've always preferred Old American Iron over Chinese made crap. This is the mill as found. After buying and getting it home I did some research and found this had been modified from one of Benchmaster's very early Production Models. Ill try to show the changes that were made as I go along. Right now I'll just show what it looked like when I found it. I'm in the process of tearing it down so more to come and explain...so stand by.
P.S. I'll continue once I can figure out why my photo hosting site isn't working.........stay tuned