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by liveaboard
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 74
Views: 1881

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

I've found that once they're outbid, people will suddenly decide that an object is worth more than they thought before. I spend a few days considering my top bid, especially with these machines, as it's quite complex. I have to add or subtract accessories and of course transport costs. That can vary...
by liveaboard
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 74
Views: 1881

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

It's a luxury machine for sure; but stripped bare. No cutters, no vice, attachments are missing. So due to the costs of those things, I'll only buy it if it goes cheap, which is unlikely. There are several bidders already. I only bid in the last 10 seconds, but it will probably go past my ceiling pr...
by liveaboard
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 74
Views: 1881

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

A big west German made duplex is on zero reserve ebay auction. those other girls meant nothing, this is true love... Not really, is comes bare bones no attachments at all. On the positive side, they have a forklift. https://www.ebay.de/itm/Hochwertige-Frase-Reckermann-mit-Ditalanzeige/274551893892?h...
by liveaboard
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 74
Views: 1881

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

Seller said he'd check the metric / imperial issue and get back to me; but I stripped the pictures from ebay, put them in photoshop and enhanced. Imperial for sure, I think 4 tpi. He's made an offer though; 10% off, 940 GBP, about 1,020 euros $1,222. US It would cost me a little more than 1/2 of tha...
by liveaboard
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 74
Views: 1881

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

What tells you it's metric? Looks to me like it could be 5 TPI Imperial. Thanks, that's the alternate view I wanted. I'm not going to bring an imperial machine all the way here; it would just be the wrong machine for me. There are some of each in the UK, and one I found had definitely been converte...
by liveaboard
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 74
Views: 1881

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

If you look at the 6th pic, it looks like a metric dial.
I emailed the seller to confirm; he wrote back "I'm sure it's imperial."
Have a look; can that be?
by liveaboard
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 74
Views: 1881

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

So guys; This one is going for a good crisis price, and I just got a quote from a mover that is quite usable; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VERTICAL-MILLING-MACHINE-USED/174487694511?hash=item28a046ecaf:g:j6sAAOSwf4pfjy8X I'd given up on it because it's way out in the middle of nowhere and weighs over ...
by liveaboard
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 74
Views: 1881

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

Not sure; Reviewing, I realize that almost all the machines I've been looking at have no spindle extension. These are under 1 ton and can be handled by regular freight service. Ones that have quill extension need to be heavier; so there is one on ebay, and the price is ok. But it weighs 2.3 tons and...
by liveaboard
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 74
Views: 1881

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

Because of what Spro said, I lowered my maximum bid; and did not get the machine.

So I have NOTHING and it's all SPRO's fault!




[thanks by the way]
by liveaboard
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 74
Views: 1881

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

Your advice is timely; in 15 minutes I should make a bid on a machine that has no quill movement.
It has a lot of tools with it though.
My budget makes my choices very limited.
The vertical model;
http://www.lathes.co.uk/aew/
by liveaboard
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 74
Views: 1881

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

When I order anything from outside the EU, it gets stuck in customs and will not be released until I supply paperwork that may or may not exist, then pay the import + value added tax. The value added tax is 23% of the purchase price + import tax + shipping cost. Second hand items bought from shops p...
by liveaboard
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 495
Views: 161842

Re: Patio's projects

Always nice to see your work.

I'm working on obtaining a milling machine, that I might get to do things like that one day.