Show us your milling machine!

Discussion on all milling machines vertical & horizontal, including but not limited to Bridgeports, Hardinge, South Bend, Clausing, Van Norman, including imports.

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Show us your milling machine!

Post by AllThumbz » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:17 am

Ok, here we go...to kick things off, let's see what type of lathe you use in your shop....

I have a Burke #4 in my tiny shop, with the master gearhead motor and vertical milling attachment:

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Let's see what you have in your shop...

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Nelson
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Re: Show us your milling machine!

Post by tsph6500 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:45 am

I'm fixing up a Gorton 8-1/2D that was rescued from a scrapyard.
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Re: Show us your milling machine!

Post by BobWarfield » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:47 am

Industrial Hobbies Mill converted to CNC:

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Re: Show us your milling machine!

Post by Russ Hanscom » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:03 pm

Here is my Gorton 1-22 with a senior Autocon Delta 40 CNC. Just for frustration(?), it uses the Kwick Switch tool holding system
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Re: Show us your milling machine!

Post by Fender » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:49 pm

Here is a picture of my Index model 55 vertical mill, still in the equipment dealers warehouse. I had to fix several defects, including the bent Y-axis handle, missing Z-axis handle, and a burned-out power feed motor, but the price was right.
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Re: Show us your milling machine!

Post by seal killer » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:05 pm

Russ--

Gee. That (Gorton 1-22) is a good looking mill! How much does that baby weigh?

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Re: Show us your milling machine!

Post by Russ Hanscom » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:10 pm

The Gorton is roughly 3500-4000#. Not an official weight but I did have to get a tandem axle trailer to bring it home. It is a very solid piece of machine. The seller threw in an old pallet jack so it was amazingly easy to move into the shop. A considerable change from the Fray 7B it replaced.

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Re: Show us your milling machine!

Post by Davo J » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:08 am

Hi,
Here is mine a HM52 equal to the Grizzly 3617, 3 axis DRO and 3 power feeds. I have pulled it down and cleaned all the sand and grit out of it. I have another DRO scale for the quill ,I just haven't re fitted it to this machine. After having problems with my first 2 machines I finally have one that's accurate.
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Re: Show us your milling machine!

Post by Harold_V » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:06 am

seal killer wrote:Russ--

Gee. That (Gorton 1-22) is a good looking mill! How much does that baby weigh?

--Bill
The Gorton I-22 is the sleeper amongst drop spindle mills. They are to a BP what an EE Monarch lathe is to a Graziano.

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Re: Show us your milling machine!

Post by MikeA » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:26 pm

OK, but no laughing! Comparing my milling machine to the heavy metal is a bit difficult - your vise probably weighs as much as my machine!

But...it fits into the area I have and handles anything I want it to do. A 'vintage' (euphemism for really old) early 1940s' Benchmaster MV1 I bought last year in rather poor condition and restored.

I considered what machine would work in my situation and it was either a small Chinese mill or the Benchmaster. As most of you probably know, these were made in California from the 40's through perhaps the 60's and aren't readily available but highly regarded for their capabilities. I'm pleased with mine.

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Re: Show us your milling machine!

Post by JackF » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:52 pm

Here is my Comet 3KV mill with a 10X50" table. Bought it as a basket case for $600. Some before and after shots.

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Re: Show us your milling machine!

Post by Dozer56 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:42 pm

All this heavy equipment in here, I'm embarrased to show my little machine.... Everyones looks great. This is they day I got mine set up about 6 weeks ago. been able to get through a few projects so far, next is a DRO that is arriving thurs.
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