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    With the pictures I got, this was among them... I would say this is the facing head manual feed..

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    You sir SUCK

    You are giving me terrible envy, I have never even seen one... let alone touched one... Like a Uni-corn!

    Congrats!

    Mick

    PS,, just wanting to help you out with carrying it home, send the facing head to Pennsylvania and it will be much easier to carry! Of course I will pay the freight

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    Its fairly amazing how many of these HBM's survived considering the age. They built what, 600 ish (thats what G+L said on phone. I own one without the tailstock, another in Charlotte FS. Plus those in this thread that own one as well.

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    Hi guys
    I have two of them and I did get a set of blue prints from G and L for the machine .I will have a look at what ser # they have .
    Collector

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC99 View Post
    With the pictures I got, this was among them... I would say this is the facing head manual feed..

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    Yeah, that looks like it. Regards Tyrone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by collector View Post
    Hi guys
    I have two of them and I did get a set of blue prints from G and L for the machine .I will have a look at what ser # they have .
    Collector
    Can you scan any info they sent you and add it to the thread or send a PDF? I had no luck getting any info from G&L on mine.

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    Hi Grigg.
    The one that I have is ser # 148 and the other one is covered up . The drawing that I have are very big if I recall 3 x 5 feet . I had sent a copy to a pm ember that has one also in Washington state . What I found to move the table and head fast was to put it in j and k and with the clutch you can move the table back an forth faster the by hand .The facing head feeds are to course I find .
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    g-l-boring-mill-001.jpgoctober-10-002.jpgHi guys
    Here are the 2 I have and there are 2 more around I know of .

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    Very nice, thanks for sharing.
    All this discussion lately makes me more eager to work on mine.
    Glad there are a number of them still out there!

    My kind of truck in the background too.

    Grigg

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    [QUOTE=collector;2254177]Hi Grigg.
    The one that I have is ser # 148 and the other one is covered up . The drawing that I have are very big if I recall 3 x 5 feet . I had sent a copy to a pm ember that has one also in Washington state . What I found to move the table and head fast was to put it in j and k and with the clutch you can move the table back an forth faster the by hand .The facing head feeds are to course I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grigg View Post
    Very nice, thanks for sharing.
    All this discussion lately makes me more eager to work on mine.
    Glad there are a number of them still out there!

    My kind of truck in the background too.

    Grigg

    That's the thing with bolt on facing slide feed rates, they're either too coarse or much too coarse. You can't beat the built in facing slides with a whole gearbox full of feed rates. Regards Tyrone.

    Mm, don't know what happened there. A bit of a mix up in posting. Regards Tyrone.

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    I guess it is all a compromise then...

    In my situation for example, I have no large swing lathe... 15" is the largest diameter I can swing.... It no doubt would be feasible to remove the facing head, install a chuck and use the HBM as a large swing lathe...

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    Well RC,

    There is no sense you tripping over that cumbersome facing head, I can hold it here for you until you need it.... I can even send you a chuck to use in the meantime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC99 View Post
    I guess it is all a compromise then...

    In my situation for example, I have no large swing lathe... 15" is the largest diameter I can swing.... It no doubt would be feasible to remove the facing head, install a chuck and use the HBM as a large swing lathe...
    I wouldn't worry too much. As I said a bolt on facing slide is miles better than no facing slide. You'll evolve ways of working around the minor inconvenience of a relatively coarse feed rate. My late pal Jimmy Scott could make a Hor bore talk.

    Regards Tyrone.

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    Yes I am still happy I bought it, although it is still 700km away and I am still undecided on how I will get it here... Well getting it here is not complicated, getting it here without getting any grey hairs is.. I will have to have a talk with the seller, to see if I get a third party to deliver if he can do things like try to take some weight off the counterweight, in case the chain decides to snap in transit.... Things like that...

    Lifting should not be complicated with the two big lifting holes in the base for a couple of bars.... I was talking to Machtool about it and he recommended something like 1 1/2" minimum to 2" diameter bars... BMS would be adequate he thought...

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    It's wise to secure the balance weight inside the column before you begin moving the machine. Good Luck, Tyrone.

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    F.Y.I.

    I have the original bill of lading with my machine and it is said to weigh 10,500 lb.. When I got it to my shop via a roll back truck, I tried initially to put it on a 5,000 lb. pallet jack and a 6,000 lb. forklift on the other end... crushed the pallet jack. So, I used the Egyptian method to get it near the resting place and once I got it on concrete I was able to push it into place with the forklift.

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    Should the tailstock be removed prior to transportation as well? I have a third party doing the transportation and while I do trust them, I also just wonder...

    It just looks a bit weak and exposed to being hit by something where it is..

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    Remove or run it up to the table choked up to the spindle, That would aid in not letting it stick out like a sore thumb! I would not let it stand out in the back like a flag pole..

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    Yea OK.... I guess I do have a professional machine tool moving company doing the initial moving and the final long distance transport will be done by a person whom I trust, so whatever they think should work out...

    Just get a bit nervous when things ilike this move more then 4 inches off the ground... Read so many stories on here of broken things from improper rigging...

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