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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 10-25-2017, 08:06 AM   #1
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Life goal achieved, I have scored a deal on a really nice mill.

Well it was a long day Saturday 10/21/17 of driving and dissembling and loading, and another long day today of unloading, rigging, and cleaning Sunday. I have a lot more work to do, but I'm the proud new owner of a 3 axis cnc Bridgeport mill!

Starting this thread to document the whole setup.













First things first, had to make space. Lucky for me, trading in my small mill worked out well in my favor considering what I paid for it. Loading it up was fun...



I had to push it out, then tow it uphill, then hoist it up and back the truck under







The drive home with the heavy load through NYC traffic was interesting


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enjoy the zen of the slow mo chipping

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Hnnng. Much cool stuff coming.

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I hired a coworker who recently bought a big tractor to come over and lift the pieces and set them in front of my shop door. We set it on 1/2" black pipe and rolled it in.



With the help of my son and copious amounts of WD40 and Simple Green we got the parts cleaned up real nice. It really is a beauty for being over 20yrs old, this was a light duty mill!









It will sit roughly here:





I plan to remove the enclosure and relocate to the wall next to the mill.

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Machine didn't come with the forged eye bolt to lift the head, so had to make one







So with that and a couple helpers the head was lifted on



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You're going to be tracking a ton of chips through that door.
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Good thing that doesn't go to the house

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Last night I could barely keep my eyes open, so did easy stuff like scrub the table, started reassembling the handwheel and motor, and dug around in the box of cnc equipment.

Table is not perfect, but not bad either. There are a bunch of "hieroglyphs"... tsk tsk, poor setup boys... definitely was cutting elevator button panels like I was told though! lol












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This is the Dell computer, Flashcut motor drive box, and the drive for the Precise high speed spindle.


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You're spending too much time cleaning it. As soon as coolant hits the machine it will be forever dirty. Make some chips!!
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