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  • #16
    Have it's spot in the shop all cleaned out and ready.

    Right off the bat I can't go wild on tooling, and the machine is for pretty specific repeated tasks. Will have to get just what's needed for now.

    Who do you guys buy mills/bits etc, from?

    I'll pick up a quality keyless chuck, some 1" and 1/2" endmills, some larger drill bits, center points, the basics for now.
    Two Dynasty 350's with Wireless pedals
    Victor O/A
    Profax 250 weld positioner
    Bridgeport mill
    Logan Turret lathe
    RMD tubing bender
    Enco vertical saw
    Baileigh Auto cold saw
    IR 80 Gal dual stage compressor
    Misc Fab equipment

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Checkered Flag View Post

      Who do you guys buy mills/bits etc, from?
      Ebay and http://www.jtsmachine.com/ ...Bob
      Bob Wright

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      • #18
        I have had good luck purchasing end mills and other tooling from Shars:

        http://www.shars.com/

        I bought my Kurt 6" vise, my Interapid indicator and some other stuff from the craigs list. The fellow that I purchased my vise from had purchased 5 truck loads of machine tooling equipment. He had 10 kurt vises. He reground the vise and replaced the bearings so it was like new.

        Good Luck with your new Mill.

        Don
        Miller Thunderbolt
        Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
        Miller Dynasty 200DX
        Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
        Lincoln LE 31 MP
        Lincoln 210 MP
        Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
        16" DuAll Saw
        15" Drill Press
        7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
        20 Ton Arbor Press
        Bridgeport

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        • #19
          The above two companies and when is comes down to it Enco, MSC and Rutland tool. Fortunately I have an independent tool dealer close and the can get me anything I want at very good prices. I had no idea they had a web site. Talk to John or Larry
          http://industrialtoolsupply.com
          Last edited by kcstott; 04-24-2010, 09:50 PM.
          Miller Syncrowave 200 W/Radiator 1A & water cooled torch
          Millermatic 252 on the wish list
          Bridgeport Mill W/ 2 axis CNC control
          South bend lathe 10LX40
          K.O. Lee surface grinder 6X18
          Over 20 years as a Machinist Toolmaker
          A TWO CAR garage full of tools and a fridge full of beer
          Auto shades are for rookies
          www.KLStottlemyer.com

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          • #20
            When I got my 1966 Bridgeport I was told they were a dime a dozen in LA because everyone was upgrading to CNC leaving the manual machines to rust. I paid $1000 and it had a freshly rebuilt J head and a digital X-Y readout. I LOVE that thing!

            It's amazing how often you'll use the mill now that you've got it.
            Miller Diversion 165
            1966 Bridgeport Mill
            Leblond 15x 35 Regal Servoshift lathe
            Solberga SE 1425 Drill Press
            Bigass Bandsaw
            Hydraulic press
            small surface grinder
            Belt sander
            Tons of grinders and hand tools
            Knife edge Balancing rollers
            Heat and AC in the garage

            Jags and racing Triumphs

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            • #21
              They can be pretty easily moved around by-hand with a couple guys rolling on small diameter pipe or 1-inch round bar stock if you have a decent concrete surface.

              Takes about 4 rods total, as one rolls out from under the machine just pick it up and place it back in on the backside...

              Make the pieces long enough to have them sticking out about 6" per-side and with that you can bang the rods with a hammer to actually steer the machine left/right toward the new location.

              Once you have arrived at the location in your shop where the machine will be simply use a bar with a flat-tip to remove the rods
              Last edited by Alaskan; 04-25-2010, 01:34 PM.
              Syncrowave 350LX...
              Dynasty 200DX...
              Maxstar 200DX..
              CoolMate 3's on each..
              CK torches
              Lincoln Precision Tig 185 w / Miller Coolmate 1
              Bridgeport & Clausing
              SEMA #136

              Machine, fishing...Harbercraft 33' with twin Mercury Verado 300's

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              • #22
                Everything went very smooth, forked it on, and slid it off. $90 bux and 45 minutes from meetup the mill was put in place.

                Was very happy with the move. Spent some time cleaning it up, here she is..

                Tooling is on the way, but still on the fence with a DRO choice, any oppinions?
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                Two Dynasty 350's with Wireless pedals
                Victor O/A
                Profax 250 weld positioner
                Bridgeport mill
                Logan Turret lathe
                RMD tubing bender
                Enco vertical saw
                Baileigh Auto cold saw
                IR 80 Gal dual stage compressor
                Misc Fab equipment

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Checkered Flag View Post
                  Everything went very smooth, forked it on, and slid it off. $90 bux and 45 minutes from meetup the mill was put in place.

                  Was very happy with the move. Spent some time cleaning it up, here she is..

                  Tooling is on the way, but still on the fence with a DRO choice, any oppinions?

                  http://www.dropros.com/?gclid=CPSNuY...FRA2gwodey69Dg
                  Miller Syncrowave 200
                  Homemade Water Cooler
                  130XP MIG
                  Spectrum 375
                  60 year old Logan Lathe
                  Select Machine and Tool Mill
                  More stuff than I can keep track of..

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                  • #24
                    Newall DRO's are just about the best and it shows at $1400 each.

                    DRO Pro's on ebay for about $800 is as good as you can ask for in a non name brand unit.

                    Then there's anilam and acu rite each about $1200.

                    Used units in good working order are hard to find.

                    I have an old 3 axis display Acu Rite that will take the DRO PRO's glass scales. You would have to figure out the plug interface. $200 plus shipping for the display I have all the manuals and paper work for it to. But I'd be willing to bet that for the cost of three scales and my Display you be right at the cost of a new unit.
                    Miller Syncrowave 200 W/Radiator 1A & water cooled torch
                    Millermatic 252 on the wish list
                    Bridgeport Mill W/ 2 axis CNC control
                    South bend lathe 10LX40
                    K.O. Lee surface grinder 6X18
                    Over 20 years as a Machinist Toolmaker
                    A TWO CAR garage full of tools and a fridge full of beer
                    Auto shades are for rookies
                    www.KLStottlemyer.com

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                    • #25
                      I just picked up an entire shop of machines, several were new and unused.

                      In the mix was a new Grizzly Mill (Bridgeport copy) and a new Grizzly 13x40 lathe

                      Both have DRO's...they say Grizzly or them, one 2-axis & one 3-axis, I suspect someone else makes them for Grizzly....they work very well and the quality is amazing

                      Anyone know anything about them...

                      http://grizzly.com/products/searchresults.aspx?q=DRO
                      Syncrowave 350LX...
                      Dynasty 200DX...
                      Maxstar 200DX..
                      CoolMate 3's on each..
                      CK torches
                      Lincoln Precision Tig 185 w / Miller Coolmate 1
                      Bridgeport & Clausing
                      SEMA #136

                      Machine, fishing...Harbercraft 33' with twin Mercury Verado 300's

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