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New toy errrrr.... i mean tool!

Discussion in 'Milling, Drilling, & Cutting' started by derickm, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. derickm

    derickm New Member

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    Hey guys, I have been away for a long time but I thought I would share my Christmas present to myself. It is in relatively good shape considering its a used piece of machinery thats almost 50 years old. Anyways it's a Bridgeport milling machine with the smaller M head. I decided I would take it apart and give it some TLC. What a job considering the pieces are soooo heavy. The machine weighs in at just under 2000lbs. Hopefully I will have most of it ready for primer on Thursday. I have a tight schedule because I want to get this bad boy going! It has a 3 phase 1/2 hp motor but I will be swapping that out for a single phase 1hp as soon as it arrives from automation direct. Thanks for looking and if anyone is interested I will keep updating. Derick

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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Wow, great looking machine! They don't build them like that anymore.
    How the heck did you get that downstairs?

    Dan
     
  3. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Hahah I was on the same train of thought. How did you get that beaut downstairs!? Would love to have a milling machine! Great project and yes let's see that thing in action
     
  4. derickm

    derickm New Member

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    Unfortunately it is out in the non insulated shop. It has natural gas heat but its not much use turning it on when its below -10. There are video out there of people putting them in their basements but the shop is more practical for me. There hasn't been much work done to it the last couple days because mother nature isn't co-operating with my schedule! So I have just been looking for cheap tooling online.
     

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