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    I'll look into it depending how much it's going...

    I'll look into it depending how much it's going to cost, and how much of the original control is salvageable.
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    Would it work though on a mill that has 5 axis's?

    Would it work though on a mill that has 5 axis's?
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    You still live in the area? Maybe when I get it...

    You still live in the area? Maybe when I get it working, you can give me a few pointers. :)
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    I believe it does say "Delta" on the front panel...

    I believe it does say "Delta" on the front panel of the control pod.

    Here's hoping it's easily retrievable.

    The owner did say he has 2 CRATES of Ring binder manuals for this thing... So that's...
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    That's quite interesting. The control itself...

    That's quite interesting.

    The control itself is not what you see hanging on the swing arm. That's just the CRT and panel. There's a cabinet hanging on the side of the electrical cabinet that...
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    I'm not against keeping the Dynapath. I just...

    I'm not against keeping the Dynapath. I just figured it would be cost prohibitive to do so. I didn't know they were PC based. I'll find out what version it is on my first day there to disassemble.
    ...
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    Moving dates have been finalized as the first two...

    Moving dates have been finalized as the first two saturdays in February. I'll be removing all the wiring and the smaller electrical cabinets, etc on the 6th, and moving the main mill on the 13th.
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    Im not 100% sure what it had. It has a DynaPath...

    Im not 100% sure what it had. It has a DynaPath control panel hanging on the machine, but the previous owner said something about it being retro'd to utilize a PC based control or something, and that...
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    Wotan Rapid 1 HBM mill - moving

    Hi all, I'm in the process of aquiring a Wotan Rapid 1 CNC Horizontal Boring Mill for my shop. Long story short, it's free for the moving, needs a new CNC control computer as the one that was on it...
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  17. 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....
  24. These are good things to know. Thank you all.

    These are good things to know. Thank you all.
  25. 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.
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