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  • I got the mill turned around on the trailer so it will come off with the most weight facing the rear. Hardest part was man handling the I beam up onto the trailer rails. I'm used to working alone, but could have used some help with that one. Rigged a come-a-long/chain hoist to the I-beam to lift the mill enough to slip some 1/4" plates under it to make it slide. Hope to get it off the trailer and in to the garage today if I can get some help to man one of the come-a-longs. One will pull and the other will ease off a little at a time to keep it from moving too fast when it starts down the ramps.



    The chain hoist would not act right and had to spend an hour tearing it down and replacing all it's balls. I was trying to hurry and didn't think to take pics.
    “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

    Lewis Grizzard

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    • The notch where you put the come along hook. Use that notch for prybar.
      A 4 or 5 foot bar and shims can easily pick up one side of the mill at a time, then pop shims under or your plate.
      To lift back end , extend ram past the base , then use a small bottle Jack and a 4x4 to lift up the back end.

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      • Originally posted by 754 View Post
        The notch where you put the come along hook. Use that notch for prybar.
        A 4 or 5 foot bar and shims can easily pick up one side of the mill at a time, then pop shims under or your plate.
        To lift back end , extend ram past the base , then use a small bottle Jack and a 4x4 to lift up the back end.
        Tried a 4 foot crow bar, but it didn't lift enough. I didn't have anything else that would do the job. A toe jack would have been nice too, but didn't have one of those either.
        Last edited by Dave C; 04-10-2019, 02:05 PM.
        “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

        Lewis Grizzard

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        • jeez louise be careful. that looks dicey
          san jose, ca. usa

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          • When moving a bridgeport or similar, its best to lower the knee all the way, it keeps the center of gravity lower which is important. (in the pic the knee appears raised.),

            Bridgeports are quite top heavy, I don't know how steep your ramps will be BUT extreme caution is advised, that sucker could tip forward going down the ramps. A come a long to a high point would be a real wise idea to prevent any bad surprises.
            Last edited by Sparky_NY; 04-10-2019, 02:35 PM.

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            • The bar has to go in about 2 inches hold it up at an angle, then insert shims or blocks about 2 inches from the casting.
              That is your fulcrum, now you got at least 10 to 1 leverage..

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              • If you can get an engine hoist up on that trailer, I’d pull off the head and turret before trying to unload.
                The hoist handles those pieces with no problem and removing them will greatly lower your center of gravity and total mass. Then you can clean and check your mating surfaces and grease the gears that rotate the head. Having all that stuff clean and lubed helps tramming later on.
                Putting in a 4” riser was a move I made a few years back with no regrets.
                Illigitimi non Carborundum 😎
                9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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                • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
                  Nice job Lugnut. The kids want to make a copper rose for mum for mothers day. I don't think it will turn out as nice as yours, but I'll post up when we finish it. I probably have 100lbs of copper pipe, and wire from the basement reno to experiment with, so we'll see how it goes.
                  Dan, if you do a Google search for "make a copper rose" there are patterns for making a nice rose. Thanks for the nice comment.
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                  • I clicked on this thread just to find out what was everyone had for lunch.
                    Signed, Hungry in Windsor.

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                    • Originally posted by Tungsten dipper View Post
                      I clicked on this thread just to find out what was everyone had for lunch.
                      Signed, Hungry in Windsor.
                      I had an interesting lunch... It started by biting into a bacon-cheeseburger that was normally frozen but was thawing out in the fridge. I tossed it into the microwave and brought it back to my office and started eating it... I started to taste mold so I gagged up what was partially being swallowed...

                      It turns out, that bacon-cheeseburger was put into the fridge weeks ago and was quickly hidden behind other items... When I saw it there today, I thought it was one I just moved from the freezer a day or two ago... NOPE.

                      The wife made me some grill cheese sandwiches for lunch instead.

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                      • Replied to a kijiji add for about 500lbs of 6x8" plates, in various thicknesses from 1/8" to 1/2" for $100. All brand new steel he cut for a customer, and they abandoned it for 2 years. I thought it was a decent deal for a bunch of random stuff I can make things out of..... He asked if I wanted anything else and said he was trying to clean up the place a bit and just wanted all the random off cuts gone. I offered him $40 (the only cash I had left in my wallet) for all the steel in the corner, about another 300 lbs. He helped me load it

                        All brand new, not rusty off cuts of some pipe, angle, square tubing, a lot of flat bar, channel and some small plates. Just a really good random mix of stuff that's nice to have around here. He was happy, I was happy, and he said he'd call me when the corner gets full again lol.

                        I was finally going to buy some steel to build a belt grinder next payday, but there's enough in this lot to build 10. Guess I better start a build thread, I've got all the pieces now....
                        Last edited by Dan Dubeau; 04-10-2019, 11:33 PM.

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                        • Finished up Federal and state taxes tonight and teased the cats a little bit

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                          • Over the past few days, more yard cleanup. Removed lots of leaves and nasty Multiflora Rose, and left the Forsythia and other more friendly shrubs:


                            Filled the cart with nasty thorny stems, and raked up a pile of leaves, bark, and other stuff:


                            Used the B&D cordless 36V electric mower to mulch the leaf pile. Worked as well as a gas mower.


                            After all that hard work, nothing quite like kicking back and dining on some tasty corn dogs! I thought I'd try some, after hearing how nasty they are. Now I know - they really are!
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                            Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
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                            • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
                              I was finally going to buy some steel to build a belt grinder next payday, but there's enough in this lot to build 10. Guess I better start a build thread, I've got all the pieces now....
                              Sounds like an amazing deal. Post me some and I'll make one of the ten grinders! Transatlantic shipping of heavy steel is cheap, right?!

                              Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                              After all that hard work, nothing quite like kicking back and dining on some tasty corn dogs! I thought I'd try some, after hearing how nasty they are. Now I know - they really are!
                              I suspect that you're doing it wrong Paul. I reckon they're like kebab shop kebabs....only tasty - or indeed safe - after you've had a number of beers first....for protection!

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                              • Don't knock the corn dogs, guys, they are an ecological necessity.

                                All that pink slime has to be digested before it can enter the sewage treatment plant.

                                3ph is doing his part, hold your noses, pitch in and help.

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