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    Do you need a Bridgeport?

    Jay Lynn Gore is giving up BR. He has a lot of BR stuff for sale. His Bridgeport is a 42" step pulley with power feed and a Mitutoyo DRO. It comes with some tooling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    Jay Lynn Gore is giving up BR. He has a lot of BR stuff for sale. His Bridgeport is a 42" step pulley with power feed and a Mitutoyo DRO. It comes with some tooling.
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    I have a mill from a recently departed group shooter to get rid of. It is an Induma brand. Just like a Bridgeport only one size larger and with a #40 spindle nose. The #40 takes mill shanks up to 1-1/4".



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    I have someone in Arkansas looking for a mill. Where are these located?

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    Jay Lynn lives outside of Greenville, Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilGunsmith View Post
    I have someone in Arkansas looking for a mill. Where are these located?
    The Induma is located in East Tennessee, Kingsport.


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    A good mill

    is well worth driving to. No sweat trailering a milling machine. or in a pickup bed, for that matter. I got a tiny Grizzly mill I wish was a Bridgeport. I don't have the facilities for a Bridgeport or would have one.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    is well worth driving to. No sweat trailering a milling machine. or in a pickup bed, for that matter. I got a tiny Grizzly mill I wish was a Bridgeport. I don't have the facilities for a Bridgeport or would have one.ete
    You once said mass isn't everything and I agree with you, but a heavy accurate machine will do the same job easier and faster.......you can even make blue chips,but how important is that in the Gunsmith trade?

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    I'm not a smith so what do I know.
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    Some nice things about a Bridgeport

    DOWN FEED, Spindle Travel, Heft, Table Travel. A KNEE, Power, Just a few. Well worth the trip.

    I worked in the Machinetool Rebuilding trade for about 7 years back in the late 60's and early 70's. I did the mechamical work to rebuild three or four Bridgeports, I don't remember for sure. Every shop I ever worked in, either as an employee or vendor had Bridgeports in them. I even got to use the one in our shop sometimes. A very classic item, regardless of the series. a true WORKHORSE.

    I work out of a wood floored garden shed Sooooooooo. I'm 74 yoa and split my time between two residences, Sooooo. If I could go back 5 years I would have built a building I could have supported a BRIDGEPORT in. Hindsight being what it is, I would have looked for a derilict Industrial building and built an apartment in it when I retired and had mostly Shop Space. Tom Lipton, who lives in the San Fransisco Bay area has exactly that. I envy him. He makes some fantastic YouTubes.

    Pete
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    I am starting to lean that way ( like Lipton ) as the property tax and school taxes situations are way out of hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    is well worth driving to. No sweat trailering a milling machine. or in a pickup bed, for that matter. I got a tiny Grizzly mill I wish was a Bridgeport. I don't have the facilities for a Bridgeport or would have one.

    Pete
    Depending on the size f the mill it may be a little heavy for a half ton pickup.

    For the most part mass dampens vibration.

    Fine work requires tight setups and minimal vibration.

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    It is gone.

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    Well, yes

    Quote Originally Posted by brickeyee View Post
    Depending on the size f the mill it may be a little heavy for a half ton pickup.

    For the most part mass dampens vibration.

    Fine work requires tight setups and minimal vibration.
    I have an 87 C-20 so I blive I could haul it on but a half ton don't have the springs, mebby, although I've hauled a ton of farm produce on an old Chevy in the past because I had to and it took it but the front wheels were mighty light. Right on the rear frame bumpers, she were.

    Pete

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