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l r harner
11-09-2012, 10:56 PM
its in the works cant wait (tho im not sure how im movin git yet
R8 tooling so all lmy mini mill tooling swaps i l have to run it off my VFD but thats good news too
also as luck woudl have it its the small table that i have been looking for (32 inch long )

pictures when its in the shead

i got alot of readinng to do on the extra stuff that can be done on a bridgeport and then make my crappy little mini mill into a drill presss

HHH Knives
11-09-2012, 11:10 PM
Congrats Butch. Bridgeport is a very nice machine!

11-09-2012, 11:27 PM
Very cool, we will definitely need pictures!


11-10-2012, 01:14 AM
Used to use Bridgeport lathes and mills at works---NIIIIICE!

l r harner
11-10-2012, 09:21 AM
its goin g to be like stepping up from my dellta 1x42 belt sander to the KMG or my HF 4x6 saaw and then the 14 inch roll in saw that i got (i sooon shouold have all my base tools )

guess that means i can stop looking for new tools right :)

Marko Tsourkan
11-10-2012, 09:53 AM
Bridgeport is a cool machine. Congrats.

l r harner
11-10-2012, 10:24 PM
see if this works for a picture (tricky for me to not load from my site

11-11-2012, 12:26 AM


11-11-2012, 10:44 AM
guess that means i can stop looking for new tools right :)[/QUOTE]

....for teh time being before the itch comes and we rationalize that we can be more productive , efficient and produce better adn nicer products.... as a justification to spend on what we desire

Have fun & stay Sharp..


11-11-2012, 12:17 PM

Thatīs a nice looking machine! Congratulations!

I worked my way through college running a Bridgeport and a Hardinge lathe. My old, crusty boss used to say, "Son, Iīve pretty much made one of everything there is to make.":laugh:

So I know youīve got a list of projects that have been running around in your head over the last couple of years. Whatīs first to make?

If you need some enabling on tools to buy, a Digital Read Out on that machine would be very nice along with power feed. Thatīs the cool thing about Bridgeports, easy to upgrade.


The New Mexican

11-11-2012, 01:50 PM
Very nice, I want to see a wip of you moving it. Lol