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Emco V13 Basement move thread

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  • Emco V13 Basement move thread

    This is a continuation on my Emco V13 saga. It started out here:

    I got a DRO mounted on it here:

    Not it is time to prepare for the big move. I still have the 3/4" ply skid mounted to the bottom. I plan on laminating the bottom of the skid with some of the prepainted tempered board to make it smoother for dragging. I hope to drag the lathe with my lawn tractor across the lawn to the back basement walk out. From there, lay down a couple of 3/4" ply sheets to support an engine hoist, and work it into my basement.

    To move it across the basement, I wanted build a set of dollys that will remain on the lathe. I bought some leveling casters, (Footmaster GD-120 good for 4400lbs. The frame was built from 2"x1/4" angle iron. The casters were bolted to the dolly as centered over the leveling screws as possible. I sized them to fit the headstock and tailstock ends of the base. I got them painted up and ready to go yesterday.

    I probably won't start the move process for another week or so, (bow season starts on monday .
    Eric Sanders in Brighton, Michigan

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    If you need a hand let me know as I have lots of rigging/lifting stuff. I can't do much/any lifting but my head still works(most of the time). I'll be glad to help.
    I'm not looking forward to moving that Gorton 2 headed tracing mill I bought. A sng head 2-30 tracer weighs 6300# so this will weigh 4 ton, but so did the Boye & Emmes lath.
    Last edited by flylo; 09-27-2012, 09:03 PM.
    "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
    world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
    country, in easy stages."
    ~ James Madison


    • #3
      Hello AiR GuNNeR,

      New member here and have been following your Emco thread.
      I also live in Brighton and would like to offer assistance if you need it when moving.
      I too have some rigging equipment that may be of use, such as a folding engine hoist, small winch, chains. Problem is I don't drive but, if you have a truck and/or trailer we can get it there. If you just need a hand I can ride over on my bike depending where you're at.

      At some point I'd like to see if you can help me understand the Sino DRO for my lathe. A search for an readable owners manual linked me to your profile here.

      Those skids look great! Nice job!
      Please feel free to send me a PM if you'd like any help since I do live in the same area.
      Last edited by DaFabricata; 09-27-2012, 09:50 PM.