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    Geezuz...sometimes I just need to wind up and kick my own self in my own butt.....
    I almost wrecked my back trying to lift that damm old dividing head up on the table of my Ohio.
    I couldn't get it up without banging it up so had to put it back down. I hate that...sukker is so heavy...once was all I had left.
    Dumma$$$...it's a frikkin knee mill. Why didn't you just let the table down...oh say... about a foot...brilliant!
    Then...while catching my breath..I'm standing there trying to figure how to angle the dividing head so I could copy the helix on the gear I want to cut. Set it up with angle finders...protractors...blah blah...
    Geezuz mother of god...it's a universal mill...
    Sometimes i just have those dumb days...today was a gooder...
    Russ.
    I have tools I don't even know I own...

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    Hang in there and keep the posts and pictures coming, we enjoy them. JIM
    jim

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    • #3
      Torker you take care, Your back is your best friend till it goes, & then it ain big time! , At the smallest section of it, their is not a lot to support heavy dividing heads etc, + you dont want to drop and wreck a good dividing head either! The same care is needed in looking after the front of your body, I have in the past given myself two hernias, Trust me they are not funny things to get, and they leave a weakness The human body is not the strongest structure on the planet.
      Rig up some lifting tackle it is worth it Dont be a hero going it alone, We have all been down that road & wish we hadnt.

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      • #4
        Russ, why don't you build one of those mill hoists like Lane and John built? With your welding skills, you can probably knock one out in less than an hour.

        I was thinking about using this for the hoist part. They're usually on sale for $49:

        http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=99630

        "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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        • #5
          You'll have a hard time of that if you get a bed mill!


          For an X3, I think that the preferred vise is 4 inch, Kurt clone maybe a 3 inch. That weighs 48 pounds. The bench is too high. The car is about 18 inches back.

          Am starting to look less favorably on a mill upgrade. Nowehere near as bad as you, but a bit troublesome....

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          • #6
            yeah I tend to do the same stupid things. I just wrestled the 180lb 3 ft long gilman slide ontop of my x3 mills table this morning as I had to machine some clearance for the stepper motor. I can feel a little shoulder soreness already.

            The thing is my son who is quite strong could have given me a hand. But nah, silly stubborn me just did it by myself.

            Steve

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            • #7
              Right now I read things for my parents.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by torker
                Geezuz...sometimes I just need to wind up and kick my own self in my own butt.....
                I almost wrecked my back trying to lift that damm old dividing head up on the table of my Ohio..
                Hey, I'm 51 and I work maintenance, I use machines to lift. One magic pop and I'm screwed. Your superman days were over at 25 or so.

                Clutch

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