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Thread: Bullard VTL
09-17-2009, 06:04 AM #21
Jon was the operator of that machine. Gray hair, gotee, Harley shirts. Wait a minute, that's about 2/3s of the guys in the shop.
I know you make some big stuff, I just really wanted to know what you were telling your wife. You know, something I might be able to use at a later date.
I just had a scarey though, what if our wives got on here and figured out what really goes on. We'd all be in deep S#%t.
09-17-2009, 06:41 AM #22
Anyone has a old vertical boring mill for sale i need 72" and above chuck size and height under the rail should be 72". if you know some one like to sale, please pass on my email address firstname.lastname@example.org or my phone # 201-218-6930
09-17-2009, 07:25 AM #23
09-17-2009, 09:18 AM #24
JR- AHHH JON, sure send HIM out. You refreshed my memory of WHICH goateed, Harley shirted worker he was. For a UNION worker, he seemed pretty decent. I'd trade a day of Jon in my shop, for a day of me in your shop. But for me a day, usually is 12 to 14 hours! Of course IF I came equipped with a large portable mill, I'd have to get a little extra for the machine. You don't have to lie to your wife- you've got the best equipped toy box known to man-at work.
Some may bemoan schools getting rid of their shops, but getting these big machines out of the school made perfect sense. The machine shop in this school is going in a different direction. Forty years ago, maybe these tools were okay in a high school. Today, it's an invitation to an accident. They STLL have some pretty good sized lathes, and mills however.
10-20-2009, 04:10 AM #25
Howdy, all. Fascinating read. My current employer runs the pants off three machines, a Bullard 36, a Bullard DynAuTape 56 (NC removed) VTL, and a Webster & Bennett 36". It's my first exposure to them, and they sure are good at what they do.
Since you guys seem to know a bit about these machines, is anyone familiar with the drum controllers used on the DynAuTape for traverse and feed rate control? I have some questions on them, and our documentation does not really match our machine.
I'm also working on replacement of Vickers D1L solenoid valves on this machine, and would like to talk to anyone who has fought that battle.