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  1. That makes a lot of sense. In that case, I...

    That makes a lot of sense. In that case, I probably shouldnt detach the column from the base.

    Heres an album with pics of the old girl. Rockford Planer - Google Photos
  2. As an update, it turns out that this unit IS a...

    As an update, it turns out that this unit IS a Planer-Mill originally. Turns out that the unit that the bridgeport J Head is attached to is actually a factory rockford Spindle assembly.
  3. thanks for the good replies. Do I need it? Not...

    thanks for the good replies.

    Do I need it? Not really at the moment.. I have 2 particular uses for it in mind...

    1: Long fully keyed shafts.
    2: Decking large engine blocks and cylinder heads...
  4. Glad to see Tyrone chip into this conversation. I...

    Glad to see Tyrone chip into this conversation. I have read some of your threads on planers elsewhere here on PM.

    I do believe if I take off the arm, column, bed and pumps that it should be an...
  5. Rockford Shaper - How far apart do they come?

    so, I have an opportunity to get a Rockford Openside Planer, free for the hauling. It's a 42x42 unit, sounds like a 14' model... The brochure on VintageMachinery.org says this machine tips the scales...
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    Pratt & Whitney R6/R8 grinder help

    I picked up a P&W Radius Grinder, either an R6 or R8.. Not sure which. I got it cheap at an auction a while back, and now have some time to give it attention. It didn't come with a vise or tool...
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    I got a new lift chain on the counterweight, and...

    I got a new lift chain on the counterweight, and got the machine wired. Hoping to make some chips tomorrow.
  8. I got the machine running... Turret is still off,...

    I got the machine running... Turret is still off, but have the carriage is back on and I used it to make a part yesterday. Only issue I've run into is that the forward clutch slipped so much, the...
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    For my purposes, this will be for mostly doing...

    For my purposes, this will be for mostly doing bores on things that I would otherwise try to use a portable line bore rig on or jig up in my radial drill press. So I'm thinking I'd be ok. What sort...
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    Yes, this was the mill on Facebook Marketplace in...

    Yes, this was the mill on Facebook Marketplace in the Cinci area. I'd say it is around 7-8k lbs. I used our JCB 540 Telehandler to unload it, and it's specd at 8k lbs at 24" load center. It unloaded...
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    I wish! Shop isn't mine, it's actually part of...

    I wish! Shop isn't mine, it's actually part of the truck/heavy equipment shop that I work at for my day job. I rent some space in the corner. There is an all-concrete building on the property that...
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    Attachments dont seem to be working for me right...

    Attachments dont seem to be working for me right now, so here's a link to a Google Photos album:

    G&L HBM - Google Photos
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    G&L No 0 info

    So, had a discussion from a Facebook group where a gentleman who worked for G&L for a number of years and now works for a machinery refurbisher.. He indicated that this machine likely dates from the...
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    G&L No 0 Horizontal Boring Mill info

    Anyone have any info on a Giddings and Lewis No 0 HBM? I just bought one yesterday, got it fairly inexpensively. planning to use it in my shop for doing repairs on farm equipment castings mostly....
  15. These are good things to know. Thank you all.

    These are good things to know. Thank you all.
  16. Lets keep on topic vs arguing please. :) This...

    Lets keep on topic vs arguing please. :)

    This is all good info to know. I'm reaching out to Phil, see what is up.
  17. Pardon my ignorance, but what's a facing slide?...

    Pardon my ignorance, but what's a facing slide? Is that one of those units that's like a boring head, but you can index it out while it's revolving?
  18. If you'd like that 20 ton shit collector gone,...

    If you'd like that 20 ton shit collector gone, let me know.
  19. As for demand, it definitely would not be an...

    As for demand, it definitely would not be an "every day" sort of thing. But, what I'm looking at is there is nobody within 2 hrs drive of me that does this sort of 1-off work. There is a lot of...
  20. 50 taper would be awesome for me as my mill (K&T...

    50 taper would be awesome for me as my mill (K&T 2CH) takes 50T tooling. But, MT5 is easy to find tooling for too.

    Good things to look out for. I'm going to see if I can go inspect the machine in...
  21. Looking to buy an HBM - pointers to look for

    Hey guys, I do repair machine work in my shop. I'm located in a building with a trucks/heavy equipment repair facility (that I also work for as an employee, separate from my shop when I'm not busy)....
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    Jones and Lamson #5 Collets

    I have a whole bunch (probably half a 5 gallon pail full) of J&L Collets for #5 lathes. I aquired them at an auction with some other lathe tooling, and being I don't have one of these lathes, don't...
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    While good podcasts, both of these are aimed more...

    While good podcasts, both of these are aimed more at the manufacturing segment than the small shop segment.
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    Podcast for Small Job Shops

    Question, would there be interest here from shop owners/employees for a podcast for small machine shops/job shops? There seems to be good resources for large production type shops, and then there's...
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    Thanks. Im continuing to peck away at it...

    Thanks. Im continuing to peck away at it...
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