Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Another Big Tool

(edit: maybe not so big, lol -> look here)
Went to a local auction the other day and and a big hunk of iron followed me home...

After the forklift loaded the lathe, they tipped the deck down and loaded the forklift so it could be unloaded at my house :)

A 4000lb shop crane was able to lift the 3000lb lathe fairly easily. Now getting it to roll was a different story. Nothing a 2x4 as a pry bar wouldn't fix. ( BTW, the crane was also picked up at the aution for cheap :)

In position with only a small dent in the wall ( and my shin )

Pretty gunked up, but usable, so I'll just give it a good cleaning, flushing, and fill it with new fluids.

Removed the tailstock, and started in on the carriage and cross-slide.

I need a parts washer and more GOJO ...

The Mill was brought in last fall ( Click on the thumbnail for more pictures):