Monday, October 29, 2007

new tools=happy boy

Just scored a Burke horizontal mill. It's gonna need a little love before it contributes to any bicycle frames though. It came with a tiny dividing head and a tiny rotory table with an x and y axis, but very few other tooling bits. It took about two hours to disassemble it enough to know that i'm missing a few parts. There is a whole following, with chatrooms, devoted to these little machines. "They may be small but those #4's are real metal movers!" It's good to find yourself knee deep in in something a lot of people feel such affection for.
It took a few hours to get the smell of thirty year old stagnant grease out of my olfactories, though.

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