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The Machine Shop! Bringing old machine tools back to life and putting them to work!

Sheldon EXL-56 Lathe 1956 Sheldon EXL-56 10" x 36" Lathe
Part 1: Discovery and purchase
Part 2: Repairing stand legs and adding adjustable feet
Part 3: Adding remote start/stop buttons for the VFD
Part 4: Repairing and painting the stand
Part 5: Modding the oil drip tray
Part 6: Carriage oilers, depth stop and belt drive
Part 7: Enclosing the base cabinet
Part 8: Whipping up a chip drawer

Logan Lathe 1956 Logan 955 11" x 24" Lathe
Part 1: Pickup and preliminary cleanup.
Part 2: Adding a quick coolant system
Part 3: Upgrading the cabinet for coolant, part 1
Part 4: Upgrading the cabinet for coolant, part 2
Part 5: Upgrading the cabinet for coolant, part 3
Anayak Exacto Mill Anayak Exacto Vertical Mill
Part 1: Pickup and preliminary examination
Part 2: Initial disassembly and evaluation
Part 3: Cleaning and painting the main castings
Part 4: Installing the knee and lift screw
Part 5: Cleaning and installing the saddle
Part 6: Machining replacement leadscrew nuts
Part 7: Installing the new nuts and both leadscrews
Part 8: Table and handwheel cleaning and installation
Part 9: Saddle oil pump and way locks
Part 10: Initial disassembly of the head
Part 11: Painting and beginning reassembly of the head
Part 12: Power downfeed mechanism and depth stop
Part 13: Power downfeed key and clutch mechanism
Part 14: Backgear engagement handle and linkage
Part 15: Spindle drive pulley and motor installation
Part 16: Evaluating and repairing the spindle
Part 17: Reassembling and reinstalling the quill
Part 18: Re-reassembling the spindle, again
Part 19: Making a junction box cover for the motor
Part 20: Finishing and installing the box and wiring
Part 21: Installing the VFD and the start-stop switch

Logan CNC Lathe Logan conversion to CNC
Part 1: Disassembly and beginning of the carriage modification
Part 2: Machining a new cross slide base
Part 3: Machining and fitting the cross-slide gib
Part 4: Wiring the cross-slide stepper motor
Part 5: Starting the cross-slide stepper mount
Part 6: Refining the mount and adding the pulley
Part 7: Preliminary mounting of the Z-axis ballscrew
Part 8: X-axis stepper motor mounting block
Part 9: Z-axis stepper motor mounting brackets
Part 10: Machining a new carriage "apron"
Part 11: Machining Z-axis ballnut mount
Part 12: Machining Z-axis ballscrew cover
Part 13: X-axis drive belt cover
Part 14: Adding T-slots to the cross-slide
Part 15: Stepper and controller wiring

Arboga E-825-L Drill Press Arboga E-825-L Gear-Head Drill Press
Part 1: Purchase and preliminary inspection
Part 2: Initial head disassembly
Part 3: Gearbox and motor disassembly
Part 4: Base prep and making adjustable feet
Part 5: Column assembly and crack welding
Part 6: Head and gearbox reassembly
Part 7: Quill reassembly and table repair
Part 8: Table cleaning and reassembly
Part 9: Spider handle modification and install
Part 10: Rewiring the hi/low speed range controls
Part 11: Remaking the broken gear selector handles

1948 DoAll LHF Bandsaw 1948 DoAll LHF 16" Bandsaw
Part 1: Pickup and preliminary cleanup
Part 2: Fitting a new table-blade insert
Part 3: Removing and disassembling the gearbox
Part 4: Rebushing the central shaft
Part 5: Reassembling the gearbox
Part 6: Drive wheel spacer and shifter linkage
Part 7: Drive wheel crowning and new guide buttons
Part 8: New gearbox shaft seal
Part 9: Improved speed control linkage
Part 10: Wrap-up and a speed check
Springfield Lathe
1943 Springfield 16" x 56" Gear Head Lathe
Part 1: The ignoble beginning, a wrecker and a quick check
Part 2: A couple preliminary fixes and a quick powered test!
Part 3: Disassembly, inspection and cleaning
Part 4: Beginning assembly of the bases and bed
Part 5: Installing and painting the headstock

Jet Mill-Drill 1985 Jet 8" x 24" Mill-Drill
Part 1: Dusting off a long-dead project
Part 2: Reassembling and installing the spindle
Part 3: Installing the quill springs and downfeed gear
Part 4:
Part 5:
Nichols Hand Miller 1962 Nichols Horizontal Hand Miller
Part 1: Pickup and preliminary inspection
Part 2: Continuing evaluation, certification by ShopCat
Part 3:
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Rockford Drilling Machine 1909 Rockford Drilling Machine
Part 1: Discovery, picking up and hauling home
Part 2: Analysis and disassembly
Part 3: Derusting with reverse electrolysis
Part 4:
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Grizzly 4027 Vertical Mill 2003 Grizzly 9" x 42" Vertical Mill
Part 1: Pickup and preliminary cleanup.
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Christensen hydraulic press 1968 Christensen 40-Ton Hydraulic Press
Part 1: Dragging it home and checking it out
Part 2: Painting and preliminary plumbing
Part 3: Machining a new HP pump shaft
Part 4: Machining a new LP pump piston

Stockbridge Shaper 1905 Stockbridge Shaper
Part 1: Pickup and preliminary cleanup
Part 2: Immediately regret purchase
Part 3: Consider stuffing into Salvation Army donation box
Part 4: Google "Can shapers be turned into something useful?"
Part 5:
Covel Type 15 Surface Grinder Early Covel Type 15 Surface Grinder
Part 1: Disassembly and preliminary painting
Part 2: Reassembling the spindle
Part 3: Installing the motor and mount
Part 4: Installing the knee and lift screw mechanism
Part 5: Installing the table and reciprocating wheel
Part 6: Fabricating a new cross-slide screw

Springfield Lathe Grizzly MiniMill CNC Conversion
Part 1: Oh, God, why?!?
Part 2: Resigning myself to fate
Part 3: Contemplating that move to Tibet
Shapeoko CNC
Shapeoko 3 CNC Router
Part 1: Unbox, assemble, Hello World!
Part 2: Building a dust enclosure
Part 3: More enclosureousness
Part 4: Forming first Plutonium hemisphere


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