Wells Index 857 Vertical mill. Finds its new home!
New to me is this mill. Found her on Craigslist.
Only pics I took whilst loaded up. Many thanks to Mr Rick for helping me bring her home!
Got her home…
Time to measure for a stand….
Wanted to see what condition the paint was in so I buffed out a small section on the top of the column (see the shiny part?)
Stand in the making… Thanks to “SuperJoe-D” for all the welding / hook up!
I prepped and painted the lower section of the mill in preparation of setting her in the stand. Once in the stand I’ll not be able to paint that portion. at least not easily.
Paint color is 7786 Smoke Gray
And now in the Stand!
STAND: Tech Specs
Constructed from 2″ x 5″ x 3/16″ Rec tubing 45’d and completely welded closed. Leveling feet on all corners, Wheels are 800-900 Lb Caset steel with Urethane belt/tire. 2 straight and 2 swivel. Sanded painted Rust-oleum.
Concept. Roll when needed. Park lift up remove wheels. lower onto stand use levelers for tweeking. reverse operation for future moving.
Also. Thanks to my wife for putting up with my obsessions… ThanX Lisa :0