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It's been a very long day, but I will be using a Cherry Picker, (engine hoist), to move the lathe. I have to rent it and a pallet jack. They also have to deliver it here and pick it up, so it will cost more to move the lathe, than to make the bench. Oh, well, life is what it is. I am a loner, in real life and do not know, or wish to know, anyone in town. Even if I did, I would not want to have people try to pick it up. One false move, someone gets hurt and I get a law suit, no thanks.  Strange how I am so different in an anonymous forum...

Anyhow, The lathe comes in on Thursday AM and the cherry picker and pallet jack come in Thursday afternoon. I have purchased slings/straps to lift with and I will be doing it all by myself. I will have to pick the lathe up, in the back section of the floor, where it's level and then push the bench under it, lower it, align and bolt it down and then use the pallet jack to move bench and lathe back to the far wall, (where the regular work table is now) and slide the bench/Lathe back into the slot where it is destined to be.  The floor, at the back of the garage, has no slant, that's why I have to move it all at that end, where the floor is all flat and then slide it along the wall, to where it will be. The wife says if I kill myself, she's going to beat my arse. Kind of like beating a dead horse.Laughing

Should be an interesting day and fun for y'all when I put up the video. Hell, that means I have to wear clothes that day!Tongue Out

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Hell, that means I have to wear clothes that day!

That reminds me of another lathe safety tip… don’t lathe in the nude… or solder in the nude… We don’t want see your grubbins splattered against the wall. Hmmm… or do we?

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Maybe I am being naïve, but wouldn’t the delivery people be able to help you get it on to the bench? It would save you a big task, and some money.
I also agree with the statement above, and I was going to post this before:
You should change your user name to just “Lumens”, because you sure don’t look old. Maybe all the hard work is keeping you young.

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Lots of different ways to get jobs done. Best to use what you know. Good luck

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How did the truckers bring in the lathe put it on the truck and how do they plan to unload it from the truck? Can’t you borrow those equipment and muscle power when they deliver?

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They may have a Tommy gate and pallet jack or possibly one of those tail gate fork lifts but not a cherry picker and it’s usually curbside only for liability reasons. It should be crated as well and need unpacking/unbolting from it’s pallet first anyway. It would be wonderful if it were the last delivery of the day with a curious and helpful driver but not very likely. At least not around here.

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They may have a Tommy gate and pallet jack or possibly one of those tail gate fork lifts but not a cherry picker and it's usually curbside only for liability reasons. It should be crated as well and need unpacking/unbolting from it's pallet first anyway. It would be wonderful if it were the last delivery of the day with a curious and helpful driver but not very likely. At least not around here.
Liftgate, pallet jack, to set it on the curb. Yes, for liability reasons, they normally don't do more. The driver will set it in the garage, I already conned them for that much, but that's all. I am not concerned about doing it myself. In fact I prefer it that way. It will all be fine.

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You should change your user name to just "Lumens", because you sure don't look old. Maybe all the hard work is keeping you young.
Looking young runs in the family. To me, I look 60 and that's my age, so it looks like what it is. To me, it's old enough. Average age expectancy in the family is 62-65.  Grandma was the only one to ever make it farther, but she was a mean old bird, LOL.

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Hopefully the engine hoist straddles the bench from one of the sides—it’s sure not going under those bottom 2×4s—you might have to borrow some ones weight on the lift—if you boom out further than the front wheels they tend to tip forward—ask me how I know— every hurricane scare I have to load my 15k generator with(you guessed it a motor hoist) in my p/u

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Hopefully the engine hoist straddles the bench from one of the sides--it's sure not going under those bottom 2x4s--you might have to borrow some ones weight on the lift--if you boom out further than the front wheels they tend to tip forward--ask me how I know-- every hurricane scare I have to load my 15k generator with(you guessed it a motor hoist) in my p/u
It's one of the biggest hoists I've seen. Pulled enough motors to know just how much fun they are. This one will lift over 8' and the legs are wide enough I can slide the bench lengthwise in between them, so the hoist can be stationary and I can slide the bench in place under the lathe, lower the lathe on it, slide the hoist away and then move the bench/lathe with the pallet jack. Should be fairly straight forward. 

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All this hoopla over a little ol lathe. Geesh. Silly

I drove a 20’ flatbed lumber deliver truck for 20 years. Had to unload woodburning stoves, refrigerators, 24” × 48” concrete culverts, all sorts of things. By myself. Many times at the end of a long hot day. And sometimes I had to pick those things up for returns. Down is much easier than up, when the bed of the truck is 52” off the ground. Back then I weighed 135 lbs. :bigsmile:

You find ways, and a lot of times that someone trying to be helpful but having no idea what they’re doing is the one thing that gets something broken, or someone. Sure, a forklift is nice. When you have one. Bubba is handy to have around sometimes as well, doesn’t know his own strength. But putting up with him the rest of the time isn’t worth any of it. Silly

We all know Justin is creative, I’m pretty confident he’s gonna figure it out and be just fine. Wink

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08/05/15 - Updated the OP, Drill Press and Foredom Clone are up and ready to go.

Lathe comes tomorrow!Laughing

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The wife asked me when things were going to go back to normal…   I didn’t reply, after all, what could I say that wouldn’t piss her off.

That you got the vibratey attachment for the grinder? Party

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Hon, this is the new normal. Love

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Tell her it will return to normal when the money runs out. :bigsmile:

Honestly, how could she be upset about strangers on the internet giving you nearly $4k to buy tools to help you earn some income? Seems like a weird thing to complain about.

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Had I but only known, I could have given you a nice solid old jeweler’s drill that is much better than that one you just bought. It was given to me some 18-20 years ago and barely used.

Nice that you got one though, You’ll love it, much better control with the variable foot pedal, it’ll be come the go to fine detail tool in the shop. Wink

What are you going to do with the smaller drill press? Keep it or sell it?

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Nice. I'll be around soon to run the new tools in for you. I'll start by drilling random holes in the table on the drill press. Tongue Out

 

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What are you going to do with the smaller drill press? Keep it or sell it?
I am going to keep it for a week or so and make sure the new one is working properly. Once that happens, I will post to see if anyone close to me, wants to come and get it. I think it should go to a fellow member, if someone is close enough to make it worth while picking it up.

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Write me down as interested, it’d be worth the drive to me as the piece of junk we have here has been bad pretty much from day one, 27 some-odd years ago. Dad and I have cursed it many a time, and yet we keep it here for some reason, beats me.

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08/06/15 The lathe is here!! Added a "starter video" in the bottom of the OP.

 

More to come, LOL.

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really enjoying this journey… PLEASE be safe!

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w00t!

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I just added a bunch more photos, in the OP, that the wife took, of the arrival. I was amazed she came out and took photos, since she hasn't wanted anything to do with this whole thing. Women, never have figured them out.

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OMG! That is one serious looking piece of machinery!

Watch out, the chips are gonna be flyin soon! Silly Very nice Justin, congratulations… it’s a BOY! lol

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Looking young runs in the family. To me, I look 60 and that’s my age, so it looks like what it is. To me, it’s old enough. Average age expectancy in the family is 62-65.  Grandma was the only one to ever make it farther, but she was a mean old bird, LOL.

I hope you will be an exception, it would be a shame to wait 60 years for a lathe and then die just 2 years after you got one!

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The entire planet has been on pins and needles right with you(well, at least a few people around the world anyways), excitement abounds.

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Justin, none of us have ever figured women out, and I doubt we ever will.

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thanks for all the updates and letting us follow you along this ride! Steve

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08/06/15 Final video of the lathe being installed, posted in the OP. Short and sweet, easy as could be.

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