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    My new mill (a Craftex from BusyBee Tools) arrived today. I brought it home in my pickup truck and offloaded it with my cherry picker engine hoist. It looks quite robust for a hobby mill, with a bed that measures 7" x 19.75", and it weighs in at about 300 pounds. I just took inventory of my angle and square tubing left over from other projects, and it looks like I have enough to build a base for it this weekend. ---Let the fun begin----
    Brian Rupnow

  • #2
    Looking good, put that 4" 'Kurt type' milling vice on it, and you are in business.

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    • #3
      Very nice machine!! enjoy JIM
      jim

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      • #4
        That's a darn sturdy column and table compared to mine - http://grizzly.com/products/G8689. Congratulations!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by brian Rupnow
          It looks quite robust for a hobby mill, with a bed that measures 7" x 19.75", and it weighs in at about 300 pounds.

          Just wait 'till you see a K&T or Van Norman mill!

          That's pretty exciting. Have fun getting everything set up.

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          • #6
            Nice mill. Looking forward to seeing the base you come up with for it.
            Mac

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            • #7
              Having now seen the mill you were talking about in a previous link, I think the recommendation I gave for a 4" griplock style is not a good one. Much better would be the low profile one http://busybeetools.ca/cgi-bin/pictu...2&NTITEM=B2108 . As well it is on sale right now

              It is well made and solid. You could mill a key slot in the bottom for quick setups - your first project.

              Hope to see photos of the stand when it is finished by this afternoon!

              Geoff

              (just to the south of you).

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