I saw that message go past, so I thought the casting would probably be
gone. When/if the time comes I'll certainly take you up on both borrowing
the pattern and buying some DuraBar, and avail myself of the manual you
posted. Again, what a great group!
On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 1:40 AM, winkel <winkel@...> wrote:
> Sorry, someone snapped up the casting but I still have the pattern and you
> are welcome to borrow it. The CottonTail foundry in Pennsylvania is where I
> had my casting made and they are an interesting Amish outfit so you deal
> with them by mail only. Perhaps being Amish accounts for their very
> reasonable prices; I paid $18 for the casting which I thought was a bargain.
> I would guess your experience will be like mine. As soon as I bought my
> vertical TM I ordered some DuraBar rod and had the bracket cast. And then
> years went by without me needing the horizontal. Then it came time to make
> some gears where I would need the horizontal but by then I'd acquired a UM
> horizontal. Bottom line, if I only had one mill I would like an overarm so I
> could use it in both the vertical and horizontal configurations and that
> probably fits your situation as well but you don't need to rush into the
> When, and if, you want an overarm borrow my pattern. I have plenty of
> DuraBar left over (I had to buy a 6 ft length) and will sell you a chunk for
> an arm at a very reasonable cost.
> Don't forget to explore the groups documentation and expertise - there's
> lots of help out there. I posted a high quality scan of the Hardinge manual
> and parts list. I've also overhauled my vertical head and meant to post
> something about it but never got a round to it, maybe later.
> On Feb 20, 2010, at 1:53 , John Hopkins wrote:
> > David:
> > Thank you and all the others who replied very much for the information.
> > pondering now, and may go ahead with this particular mill. If I do, and
> > haven't sold it, I'll want to buy that casting for sure. About the
> > I don't have a lathe - that will be next on my list, which probably means
> > next year at the earliest. So I'd hope to find the overarm for sale, too.
> > Thanks again to all,
> > John
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