Recreational Rigging--Moving a Mill

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ed_h
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Recreational Rigging--Moving a Mill

Post by ed_h » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:26 am

I bought a knee mill a few weeks ago. I was really concerned about how difficult it would be to move. This and a few other sites gave me the courage to give it a try. Here's how it went (plenty of pics):

http://bullfire.net/Mill/Milling%20Machine.html
For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

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Re: Recreational Rigging--Moving a Mill

Post by Multitasker » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:33 am

Very impressive! Nice mill too. You did all that by yourself? How long did it take to get it down the stairs?

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Re: Recreational Rigging--Moving a Mill

Post by JimGlass » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:50 am

WOW...A JET mill. Is it a 9 x 49? I also have a JET mill, step pulley. 9 x 46 I think.

Can I assume when you sell the house the mill goes with it? :D

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Re: Recreational Rigging--Moving a Mill

Post by JackF » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:54 pm

Nice work Ed, you are one heckofa rigger. As mentioned earlier, do you plan to take it with you if you move?

Jack.

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Re: Recreational Rigging--Moving a Mill

Post by dly31 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:31 pm

It is really nice to see how you did that with a lot of good planning leading to a safe and well controlled move.
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Re: Recreational Rigging--Moving a Mill

Post by ed_h » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:53 pm

Thanks for the comments, guys.
Multitasker wrote: You did all that by yourself? How long did it take to get it down the stairs?
Multi--
I was the Lone Ranger once it got to my house. It was a day or so to get the ramp and sled ready, a day to move all but the column, and most of a day for the column. This included a lot of standing around thinking, and trips to the store for hardware and such.

JimGlass wrote:WOW...A JET mill. Is it a 9 x 49?
Jim--yes, its a 9 x 49.

JackF wrote:do you plan to take it with you if you move?
Jack--
I can't move now. Its here for the long term.
For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

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Re: Recreational Rigging--Moving a Mill

Post by stevec » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:34 pm

ed, I guess you're sorta like me and my wife, we agree, the next move is to an urn (unless we win big on the lotto, then the paid minions will do our bidding from the canopied sedan chair). :wink:
Oh, BTW nice job on the solo op. I find I'm often doing big things solo.

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