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Old 02-07-2004, 07:16 AM
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New Toy for the Shop

Have we been lucky in our old age!! My Bud, the master tool and die maker, and I have been looking for a vertical mill for years. Another friend ran across one and bought it for a drill press!! We bought him a good new drill press and now we have the 2000# mill sitting on the shop floor waiting for a corner to be cleaned out and table set up. This mill has been used very little and has less than .01 thousand wear!!!! The table is 24'' long and 12" wide, 12 speed: 150 to 2500RPM. Unfortunately, not auto feed, but hey, for the price of a good drill press? It came with lots of collets and a vice, but we already have a better one and let our friend keep it. We have a great assortment of tools from a hobby machine shop we bought our several years ago. Now we can tackle all those parts that are expensive to buy, but easy to make if you have the skills and tools. I am a little old to learn new tricks, but my Bud is going to TRY to teach me the basics. We just might build one more car, just to play with our new toy!!

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Old 02-07-2004, 07:30 AM
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:39 AM
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Arn't you going to have to build 2 cars? One for you and one for your buddy? Let us know when the plan comes together on your next project. You do have a digital camera, don't you?


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Old 02-07-2004, 06:36 PM
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Tazz, if we do another one, we will probably sell it since we have more than we can maintain now. Yep, have a digital C.

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Trees,

We all know your itching for another project. Shoot, can't let the new toys collect dust in the corner to long, you know?

Great find, my father-in-law has some "Genuine old car American tools" waiting for me. I don't have a clue what or how many tools. Too much anticipation.

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Dutchman, the itch will always be there but the old joints don't let me scratch all them any more. Tomorrow AM, its "bright lights and cold steel" time for the right knee that lockedup on me about 3 weeks ago when getting out form under a 36 3window coupe I am helping a friend with. Thank goodness for the modern day scopes. Had to have the other one done a few years back so I am anticipating full recovery. Still, the rest of the old joints are worn out .

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Old 02-08-2004, 07:24 AM
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Without power feed, that thing is worthless. So, now you need to give me your address so I can run down and pick that worthless piece of junk up.
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