Anybody Into Machine Tools?

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This thang popped up on my local c-list, rare bird Rockwell Vert/Horiz........

Rockwell 21-120 Vertical/Horizontal Milling Machine
That is very cool. I don't recall ever seeing a combined vertical and horizontal mill. I want one.
Goddam Tim, yer up in the short and curleys of the rust belt up there. Color me jealous. They extend the auction to cockblock your smokin deal or wat?
Yeah. I got the mill for what I thought was a decent price. Figured I better get the lathe while I was making the trip. The bidding on the lathe kept goin and it became a not so good deal. I'll just have to spend more time makin it purdy. It was $2400 for both after fees and taxes. The mill is missing the quill pinion shaft and feed handle. I've been shopping the shaft and found a new one for $65. Instead, I found a 2J head in a basket, missing some parts for $300. I'm hoping I can build one good 2J head using parts from the 1J, upgrade the mill and sell off the extra pieces.
 

dieselfitter

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How bout some tool porn. Pics of the lathe and mill I picked up a few weeks ago and some other chit I picked recently.

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I picked up a nice Cushman 10" 4 jaw check that will fit the Clausing lathe.
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The Bridgeport I bought is a 1J, stepped pulley drive. It was missing a few parts for the head. While chasin down the missing parts, I found a 2J head in a basket. I think I'll put the 2J head on the mill and save the 1J for a portable boring project.
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Nice magnetic base drill with wheeled storage cabinet. Bux magnetic base with a Black and Decker model 516 5/8" drill. It runs 375rpm. I'd love to keep it but my finances are in limbo, gonna have to re-sell it.
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Davis #2 keyseater, 120volt. I wonder how well it will work to get the corners cleaned out on the AR 80% lowers I have planned. I wasn't really planning on buying it but the bidding stalled at $80.
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dieselfitter

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What in the hell is doing to these ...and why ?

Sawhawgz , ruining the internet since 2012...
They've been failing without warning at random times.
A few things we've considered.
The plastic is hollow where it failed. The plastic is a lower quality too. The original part seemed to have fiberglass strands within the plastic. The rubber sealing washer is to hard. The plug needs to be over-tightened 3/4 turn before it will stop leaking.