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Scott V 01-12-2019 12:08 AM

Old mill, but really not that old..
 
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1972..

I traded a plasma cutter for this mill.. Worked out for both of us. I bought 3 Amazon Plasma cutters, and traded one out, and sold the other one. Kept one too.. Anyway, bit of a project to get here, and unloaded. 3 phase power with 3 motors in this one.. The guy I sold the second cutter to gave me a nice 15hp motor for a rotary phase converter setup.. All done except changing the fluids in the mill. Everything works as it should too.. It's a Universal mill, and it fits my needs, and space perfect.. It was a bit of a work out for my old F-150, although no real issues getting it here. 500 mile round trip..

When i sold my house 11 years ago, i had to let a perfect Clausing 8450 go down the road.. This makes up for that one.. :cool:

This is a #2 Cincinnati Universal.. Came with arbor supports, and one Arbor for Horizontal stuff.. Needs a drawbar for it.. Originally has a qiuckloc setup on it..#50 taper, and #40 in the Head.

PS the 15 HP rotary runs very quiet, and is balanced well..

Pic heavy, but just a few from start to finish..

Scott V 01-12-2019 12:20 AM

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Few more.. The mill was from a US Air Force base. (March Field) Which Is cool because my dear old friend was there in 1939-41 sometime..:cool:

digr 01-12-2019 07:50 AM

Very nice mill!!!!!

Scott V 01-12-2019 01:16 PM

Seems to be..

If I would of posted a pic of a Wrong Foo Mill- Drill/HF setup. it would have a thousand comments here.. You know, make Taiwan great again.. After the round ram fix that is..:devil::D

toprecycler 01-12-2019 02:31 PM

Pretty big mill for a home garage, but I’d take it.[emoji4] nice find.


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Scott V 01-12-2019 03:05 PM

Foot print is really pretty small for what it will hog out. That is what I like about it.. Fit's the space I have left..The 1000 lb Clausing 8450 was about 2/3 the ft.print, and weighed 1/5 as much. Certainly no bigger then my 65 ton Ironworker..

I guess one side benefit was forcing myself to build a 15hp RPC. Cost was about $350.00 total,and runs very quiet too.. Pulls about 5.4 amps of 240 power idling, so not a huge hit when I need it..The guy I got the motor from could of got me a quality VFD, for around there, but I wanted old school right now.. He knows his stuff, since his whole shop is solar, and runs a bunch of 400-500 amp Lincoln migs..(25 workers there at times)

cutter 01-12-2019 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott V (Post 728180)
Seems to be..

If I would of posted a pic of a Wrong Foo Mill- Drill/HF setup. it would have a thousand comments here.. You know, make Taiwan great again.. After the round ram fix that is..:devil::D

No, not these days. If you're after clicks & enthusiastic comments you should have set it up to self destruct with lots of smoke & noise and of course, a running, gleeful commentary from 3 or 4 buddies with a keg. :)

That really is an impressive chunk of a mill. https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums...ons/icon14.gif

Scott V 01-12-2019 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by cutter (Post 728188)
No, not these days. If you're after clicks & enthusiastic comments you should have set it up to self destruct with lots of smoke & noise and of course, a running, gleeful commentary from 3 or 4 buddies with a keg. :)

At my stage of life I am just trying to keep the smoke in on the things I own. Besides, I don't have a Patreon account to sponsor all the fun.

This guy is certainly milk toast (down to earth) , but I think does a real good job on old school stuff..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efdCYNE9ioA

Scott V 01-12-2019 04:17 PM

Another reason to like this Mill....:cool: In case you don't know some of the history of this company..

https://www.libraries.uc.edu/busines...k-v-geier.html

cutter 01-12-2019 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott V (Post 728192)
Another reason to like this Mill....:cool: In case you don't know some of the history of this company..

https://www.libraries.uc.edu/busines...k-v-geier.html

Wow. That was a good article about a lot of facets of the family and the business.
Thanks.


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