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    Another I found pretty interesting as looks like a giant jig borer, is a Giddings & Lewis 350T, part of what they called their Horizontal boring, Drilling and Milling Machine line.

    I looked and found the catalog for this line on Vintage Machinery:
    Giddings & Lewis Manufacturing Co. - Publication Reprints - Horizontal Boring, Drilling & Milling Machines - Catalog | VintageMachinery.org

    The PDF:
    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/2282/23530.pdf

    The cover and some specs on the 350T:

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    Some pics of the shipyard's machine. Its a beast, specs say it weighs in at 34,000lbs :

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    More pics of the G & L:

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    Thanks for the thread! It's always fun to see manual machines in the industrial wild.

    OT, but what kind of lumber are the duck-boards made from? I've been needing to make some to replace a few rubber livestock mats that always curl and melt when they get cutting fluids on them for too long. We have lots of pine 1x4, but I don't know if I should hold out and get some hardwood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.B. Naegle View Post
    OT, but what kind of lumber are the duck-boards made from? I've been needing to make some to replace a few rubber livestock mats that always curl and melt when they get cutting fluids on them for too long. We have lots of pine 1x4, but I don't know if I should hold out and get some hardwood?
    I don't know. My guess is pine or fir, nothing too expensive, but I'm really not sure.

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    My welding table is actually an angle plate from a lil bigger G&L machine
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    I didn't get to spend too much time at the machine shop there. Once the boat was ready, we had a pair of main propulsion engines to swing. These are Cummins KTA38's. They're a V12 diesel engine.

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    We can see the engine beds here, with engines removed. Marine gears stayed in place, so wheel shaft alignment and gear alignment remain intact. Only need to align engine to the marine gear during the installation:

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    The old engines removed and set off to the side for the time being:

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    One of the new engines getting unwrapped and prepped for crane service back into the boat:

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasgunsmith View Post
    There is a 25N I did get some pics of. From 1953, top end 405rpm. One interesting thing it has two Monarch data tags. Not sure the purpose of the 2nd tag, but I'm curious the "Spec Mil-L" in the label.

    Attachment 328073 Attachment 328074 Attachment 328075 Attachment 328076
    The second tag was required by the Government contract. Newer Serial number plates was taller and had fields for this info. Interesting picture as I never seen the blank tag that was then filled in before.

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