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Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« on: November 26, 2017, 12:25:37 AM »
Everything lined up for me to get a Clausing 8520 mill.  The mill is in decent shape and was complete.  Both quill handles are there.  Original drawbar, quill stops, Z axis handle and table locks are all there.  It came with: a full set of collets that are mostly Royal, import 3 inch vise, both  single phase and three phase motors and box of goodies that include 2 Jacobs drill chucks, etc.

A good friend helped get it home and then the fun started for me.  I moved everything in by myself. Up four steps to get in the house and then down the basement stairs from hell.  The picture shows the original owner's handy work.  It's a small landing zone with that little obstruction jutting into it.  It makes for great fun when there is some real weight on the handtruck.  Everything is in the basement except the column.  It is temporarily parked in my son's bedroom. 

I had a triple baptism to go to this afternoon that cut into this project.  The plan is to get the column downstairs tomorrow.  I don't know when I'll get it put together because I have to work tomorrow afternoon.  So, now I have two projects hanging over my head this week.  Finish my Tiny build and reassemble and tune the mill. But I am happy to have said projects!

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Re: Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 12:29:41 AM »
Awesome!!!    I can help with questions and such....

Keep us posted!!!

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Re: Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 12:43:53 AM »
Thanks Dave.  Out of anybody, you know how long I've been trying to get one.  I know you are the go to guy with questions.

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Re: Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 12:48:33 AM »
Fantastic Bob. I am happy for you. Can't wait to see it all back together in your shop. But anxious to see Tiny running too. Sounds like you have most of it moved in now, just be careful with that last piece my friend.

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Re: Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 12:49:04 AM »
Thanks Bob, I'm sure I'm not the only one here with one, but I'll help anyway I can.

Bearings are pretty easy, and the down feed gears get stripped easy, but I have gear stock to fix it..

Let me know what you find when you get into it.

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Re: Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 12:58:24 AM »
Thanks Bill.  Oh yea, the column is going to be fun.  There is a base that is bolted to it that bolts to the cabinet.  I'd bet it weighs around 50 lbs.  I hate to unbolt it; but, better safe than sorry. 

I know that your not the only one Dave, but I also know that you have been into yours and that you know your stuff.

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Re: Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 01:01:01 AM »
Hi Bob,

Nice score on the mill and also a nice addition to your shop!
Like Bill,  I too I'm happy for you.

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Re: Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 01:24:24 AM »
That is a nice machine. I have had a 8530 for about 40 years. Not sure what the difference is.

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Re: Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2017, 01:29:10 AM »
Thanks Dave. It will be nice to have a bigger work envelope.  The turret should allow parts to hang off of the table if need be and it will be nice to have a quill.

Thanks Larry.  The 8530  is a little heavier construction and has the two speed gear box on the x axis.

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Re: Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2017, 02:31:57 AM »
That is a wonderful new addition to your shop Bob!  No doubt you're happy about it! :)

Enjoy the process of getting to know your new machine!
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Re: Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2017, 07:30:16 AM »
Had to go over to lathes.co.uk to look this machine up as they don't often appear in the UK.. Looks like a nice Milling machine for the home workshop  :)

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Re: Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2017, 12:38:13 PM »
Thanks Kim.

Jo you are correct; they are a nice size for a home workshop.  They can be broken down into easily managed parts for transport, yet are capable machines.

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Re: Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2017, 05:48:59 PM »
For those who like pictures, some progress:

The column is now in the basement and the knee is back on it.  This is as far as I am taking it today because of work.

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Re: Finally, I own A Clausing 8520.
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2017, 06:25:47 PM »
That is some progress Bob. Now you just have to get all that up on the stand !!

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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2017, 02:07:34 AM »
Getting it on the stand shouldn't be too bad Bill. I disassemble an engine crane and carry into the basement for these situations.  Clearence to the floor joists might be tight for this lift; but it should be okay.

 It looks like this project will be on hold for a few days.  I got a pretty decent cut from broken glass on my right trigger finger at work today. It definitely needed stiches but I was able to get it to stop.  It opened backup when I unplugged an electrical plug at home; so, I'll have to give it a couple of days to mend a little better before I move heavy objects. I'll probably try to work on "Tiny" instead.

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