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Forum topic by Xtreme90 posted 04-07-2010 03:16 AM 930 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2010 03:16 AM

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after a long process of getting the mighty vertical mill broken down and lifted off the trailer it is now strapped securely in a strong!! made up sled to slide her slowly down with the john deere tractor. the mill was picked up from here with our large ford tractor and moved to the back of the house to our shop entrance.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest


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#1 posted 04-07-2010 03:25 AM

the shop entrance. a 3/4” ply wood ramp that has been used for just about every heavy machine i have was placed on stairs to strengthen the stairs. also 4×4 post under every stair to the floor for a strong strong strong and i mean STRONG stairway for the beast. if you look close you can see the side of my sled and the mill already down in the shop.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#2 posted 04-07-2010 03:30 AM

lots and lots of parts!! every lil bit of weight that was removed helped us to manage this machine down in our shop.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#3 posted 04-07-2010 03:36 AM

Wow, and I thought getting my table saw in the basement was a pain lol.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#4 posted 04-07-2010 03:36 AM

the head, the ram, the table with saddle and ram way plate. all of which helped reduce weight for us.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#5 posted 04-07-2010 03:43 AM

with the nerve racking part of my expensive wood mill being slid down a 45 degree slope over, the fun part should start to begin. putting it all back together. :) with the machine all setup and operational it will open doors to our woodworking which i’m very appreciative for.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#6 posted 04-07-2010 03:55 AM

how will you deal with sawdust and grease ?

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#7 posted 04-07-2010 03:56 AM

nice job !!!!! – being a tool maker by trade I can relate how heavy a mill can be !!!!

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#8 posted 04-07-2010 01:00 PM

Patron,

your right.

it isn’t easy taking such a grease monster in an environment of dust. The machine we be maintained and kept up just about weekly depending on use. Unfortunally I’m so fussy with my stuff that I just won’t tolerate dust being caked on lubricated leadscrews or something. Also good DC will be hooked up to this monster. :)

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#9 posted 04-07-2010 02:15 PM

I hope this “monster” has settled down its permenant home and soon be ready to serve you well.
Wish you very success in every venture you endavour to take. I know it’s no picnic job. Remember this saying “a step forward is a giant leap for generation”...Good luck!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 04-07-2010 02:31 PM

Woodworm,

Me too. :) I look foreward to keeping you all updated on what exact doors it opens for woodworking. Thanks a million for your support.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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