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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #540 on: May 29, 2017, 08:39:47 AM »
Zee don't worry yourself about moving the mill: It will be much easier than you think. As Hugh mentioned add a set of rollers (3 off bar or broom handles just wider than the mill pallet) to the kit you already have and you are ready for its arrival  :cartwheel:.


Just don't try moving it on your own :hellno:

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« Reply #541 on: May 29, 2017, 09:40:58 AM »
Hi Zee,
 Don't sweat the small stuff! I spent the day lifting our spa pool up onto 4x4 post,laid flat, cause that's what I had, cut up a length of 1 1/2" dowel into 5" lengths. Put these on top of the posts & rolled the spa forward as far as it would go, blocked it up moved the posts repeat, including moving it sideways. Not fast but I got there.....my hound wasn't any help, he went in side & had a sleep!
 R got home & said, is that all you've done all day..... :Mad: :Mad:
Had to move it again, after I got the deck built, R was home that day & relished how much work went into it!
Like Jo said some rollers built the pyramids! 

We are all sure you will find a way.....after all there's an engine to build!

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« Reply #542 on: May 29, 2017, 10:19:20 AM »
When I rebuilt my workshop I use some lengths of pipe, the type used for Pony pipe clamps, could push the lathe along with one finger. To protect the drive cut an 8x4 in half, lay pipe onto that and drop the mill onto them, roll onto second half of the ply, move first half etc and just work your way up the drive.


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« Reply #543 on: May 29, 2017, 12:36:27 PM »
Only one more day to wait Zee. I am excited for you and I am sure the move will go well with all the good suggestions above. Pictures are a must of course!!

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« Reply #544 on: May 29, 2017, 02:11:59 PM »
Just don't watch the old Laurel and Hardy episode of moving the piano up the hill to the house before moving the mill.... :hellno:

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« Reply #545 on: May 29, 2017, 04:32:11 PM »
Most likely it will be on a pallet and driver will use a pallet jack.  500 lbs on a pallet jack is not going to make an impression on a concrete drive.  And if you ordered the stand, it may or may not be a separate pallet.

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« Reply #546 on: May 29, 2017, 07:31:12 PM »
Thanks guys.

BTW it's an asphalt driveway. Maybe 3 weeks old.
If I do have to go over it...I hope it's a bit cool to keep it hard enough.

Hopefully I don't get too excited and forget pics.

I've already got a grin and my hands are starting to get raw from wringing them together in anticipation.

On the down side...it's going to be a long time before I can make anything with it.
Putting the shop together and getting the house back in order is taking a long time.

Still...I'll be able to twiddle knobs.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #547 on: May 30, 2017, 10:50:07 PM »
The angst and stress of getting that mill into the garage.
All the suggestions on how to do it.
All the ideas I had to move it.
Truck driver hops out of the truck and says "Hi. You want it in the garage?" and pallet jacks it in. Boom. Done.
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Gave him a tip anyway. Told him half of it was for a loved one of his.

Here's the truck.



In the garage.



Stand unpacked. I was surprised by the vise. It's huge! I hope it's a good one. Looks a whole lot better than the one I had.
Which, BTW, I intend to remove the base that allows the vise to rotate. I've never needed/used it on the old one. Any thoughts?



Looking inside the crate. Oh boy oh boy oh boy.



The mill. Still all folded up.



Some goodies that came with. I like the tool box that came with it.
11 R-8 collets. (I had 7 for the old mill).
And a clamping set.



Everything arrived in excellent shape.
Thanks everyone for your interest and help.

I won't be able to get this into the shop until this weekend.  :'(
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #548 on: May 30, 2017, 11:32:00 PM »
Happy Birthday To Me ... Happy Birthday To Me .... Oh ... right ... that's your house, and your garage. OOPS
I was cut out to be rich ... but ... I was sown up all wrong!

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #549 on: May 31, 2017, 12:17:34 AM »
Didn't have time to check all day and spent all day wondering how you made out.  Very glad it went well for you.  I have a real horror story regarding UPS Freight that I didn't want to share with you before you got yours delivered!
I have the same mill only the Grizzly version and I am very happy with it.  It replaced a mini-mill I had and the difference is night and day.  I have the same engine hoist also, very handy.
Glad it went so well.

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« Reply #550 on: May 31, 2017, 12:20:14 AM »
Ohboyohboyohboy.....!


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« Reply #551 on: May 31, 2017, 12:29:09 AM »
Great news Zee, safely delivered, in place and most importantly no pulled backs or strained muscles. Were you expecting all the goodies that came with it or was that a surprise? Looks good and am happy for you. Maybe until the weekend arrives, you can go out and fondle it a bit. How long till the lathe arrives??

Bill

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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #552 on: May 31, 2017, 12:42:16 AM »
Congrats Zee!
I'm glad everything went well for you; it looks like a very nice addition to the new shop.


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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #553 on: May 31, 2017, 12:46:29 AM »
Thanks all. Very exciting.

@wagnmkr: Nope. Right house. My birthday.

@John: I'm glad you didn't tell me. And yes...the difference with the mini-mill is tremendous. It's amazing.

@Chris: Watch your elves around Christmas time. T's cookies are a contender.

@Bill: The tools were not so much a surprise as the box they came in. And the vise was a big surprise as I expected something small. The lathe is something like 5-8 weeks out.
Fondling has begun. I've been out to the garage, seems like every 10 minutes, checking something out, moving a knob, or trying to figure out what this or that is for.

@Dave: Thanks!

Overall the surprise was the quality compared to the mini-mill I had. Vise has smooth surfaces, tools are nicer, collets look higher quality, paint job looks great. I'm pretty pleased. No doubt it will be a pleasure to run.

Had a scare too. I was reading the manual and it talked about a 230V motor. What!?!? I'm not set up for that. It scared me because I realized I hadn't really checked the specs for that on the website. And guess what...I couldn't find it. But the plug is 110 and a little googling confirms 110V.

Hands still smell of oil and grease. Wonderful.
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Re: Zee's Shop Beginnings
« Reply #554 on: May 31, 2017, 01:33:26 AM »
Cograts Carl.  I'm looking forward to your first project with it.

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