Newbie getting in over my head?

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Careful Harold, or you will begin to catch up to me...
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Bill Shields wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:57 pm Not possible
Chuckle!
Well, I thought I'd hit bottom, but I seem to just keep digging.

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At least it is with a hand shovel and not a jackhammer
Too many things going on to bother listing them.
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What thickness sheet metal for the back splash? .071" okay?

Rotex mill any good? Seller wants $1500, which seems like too much. But...this is So Calif, where everything is expensive. It's a dedicated vertical. A number of similar horizontal units were converted back in the day.
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I think it is a bit much...
Too many things going on to bother listing them.
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Bill Shields wrote: Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:14 pm I think it is a bit much...
I agree, but what small mills should I target that can be had for less? Are the Chinese drill/mills worth considering?
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Do not know exactly.

Suggest something with an R8 spindle and more z height would be my recommendation.

I have an ROC mill...built 2 steamers with it, and is ok but just that.

Suggest avoiding round column if possible.

Do not be in a hurry
Too many things going on to bother listing them.
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