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Old 05-15-2018, 08:40 AM
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I have a small one man operation here and although I would not pass on a good deal for a smaller table I would not choose one over my 16" model.

I made a cart to store all my mill accessories. It has high capacity swivel casters and screw jacks all around to secure it to the floor. It has two shelves with plywood surface. One shelf is at a height just above the upper limit of my mill table, the other is just above the lower limit.

It's not too difficult to slide the heavy accessories on and off my mill with this set up, I highly recommend it.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:13 AM
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I’m watching for a hydraulic scissor lift style cart for the shop in time. Much higher range of lift height, and will set up shelving for mill accessories. I may even cheat and add rollers to the cart and shelves, same as we do for handling dies and molds in a lot of shops. It just means a shelf becomes a dedicated space as it has to have brackets to hold and lock things in place.


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Old 07-06-2018, 10:10 AM
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May have a lead on a deal, off to go check it out. Updates later.


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I’m watching for a hydraulic scissor lift style cart for the shop in time. Much higher range of lift height, and will set up shelving for mill accessories. I may even cheat and add rollers to the cart and shelves, same as we do for handling dies and molds in a lot of shops. It just means a shelf becomes a dedicated space as it has to have brackets to hold and lock things in place.


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Nice thing about having dedicated shelf space means everything has a place, and more likely to be replaced in storage correct and always able to find it when needed.


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I have a 6”, a 8” and a 10” rotary tables, all that have matching chucks if needed, they are the reason I put the jib-crane on the Infamous Franken-Mill, the thought alone, of lifting them up to the mill table, causes my back to ache.

I would love a bigger rotary table, but I’m running out of storage space.
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the thought alone, of lifting them up to the mill table, causes my back to ache.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:27 PM
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I’d heard about a shop cleaning out surplus lathe parts. Ended up buying a batch of stuff, so now have some extras that I won’t need. Oh well, not like they go ‘bad’ as long as they’re oiled up.

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Old 07-06-2018, 04:34 PM
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I thought, hey, nice little batch of stuff, let’s check it out. Figured it’s on a pallet, if I get it, have them sit the pallet in and away we go.

Turns out it wasn’t a standard size pallet.....it was closer to 4’ x 7’. The large round in the centre? It’s 22” dia, 2” thick. I didn’t calculate the weight until AFTER I unloaded it.

Turns out it weighs in right around the 200 pound mark.

There are three steady rests, and three follow rests, look to be roughly for 18-20” swing lathes.

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Old 07-06-2018, 04:40 PM
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A 10” three jaw, with a d1-6 mount, it’s a polish made chuck, complete with both sets of jaws.

There’s two, 12” four jaw chucks, also both with d1-6 spindle mounts.

A 10” backing plate, also d1-6.

A 12” backing plate, with a d1-8 mount. Never been drilled for a chuck to be mounted.

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Old 07-06-2018, 04:45 PM
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And last, there’s a 10” rotary table, a 6/7” table with a 6” three jaw (there’s a bunch of indexing plates that I’m thinking are for this) and a tailstock, that is set up for the smaller rotary, but is adjustable, and should also fit the larger table if needed.

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