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Meunier01/03/2017 20:08:13
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Not really mumble and groan but.....

Hi I'm DaveD and I've been finally nudged out of lurkerdom by another member not only ordering - but actually receiving a WM18.

It appears that this member has snagged the last WM18 stand this side of the China Sea so I shall have to wait for the ship to come in !

Congrats Petro1head, it looks even more impressive unpacked than it does on their website. Am enjoying the write-up and the photos, good job.

p.s what did you use to clean the protective coating off the table ?

p.p.s how many hours are there in JasonB's day ?

DaveD

Chris Evans 602/03/2017 08:55:36
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Welcome DaveD, no more lurking for you now you have joined in !

mechman4802/03/2017 09:50:27
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Welcome DaveD, I have the younger brother... WM16... nice machines...I'm sure you'll have lots of fun.

George.

John Stevenson02/03/2017 10:14:25
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Posted by Meunier on 01/03/2017 20:08:13:

p.p.s how many hours are there in JasonB's day ?

DaveD

25, He usually works his dinner hour

Bazyle02/03/2017 13:33:21
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Posted by Meunier on 01/03/2017 20:08:13:

It appears that this member has snagged the last WM18 stand this side of the China Sea so I shall have to wait for the ship to come in !

Don't they have breeze-blocks in France? Way cheaper and more solid with a few layers of plywood on top.

Meunier02/03/2017 21:08:00
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Thanks all for the welcome - nice one JS, that explains it.

I would have built it Bazyle but hope to be moving in future so prefer a portable version this time round.

DaveD

Howard Lewis03/03/2017 16:06:58
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At the risk of being though tight, rather than careful, why not make a stand from angle iron? Gives the opportunity to include storage drawers as well. Include tappings in the feet to aid levelling if you wish.

Clad it in sheet steel and paint it to make it really bespoke.

You'll need a crane or some strong friends to lift the machine onto it when complete; unless you enjoy jack and pack routines.

Howard

Meunier03/03/2017 20:45:34
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Howard,

You and Bazyle make good points but I'm 73 next month and what with all the folks who have popped their clogs this last year I have come to the realisation that time is like a toilet roll - the closer one gets to the end, the faster it runs out. Having always wanted one I have decided to go for it, get myself a mill and buy things that I would previously have spent time making !

Will have the pallet delivered - eventually - and dropped off in the garage and chain hoist it up on a beam onto a rolling platform and up two steps into the workshop where I have fitted two thick-walled scaffold tubes across two more beams and chain hoist it up onto the stand.

DaveD

Russell Eberhardt03/03/2017 21:00:02
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Bienvenue Meunier - A good name for someone who has just bought a mill.

Russell (in Pyrénées Orientales)

Meunier04/03/2017 19:12:51
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Russell, better make that a second mill then...living in one and waiting for the other.

DaveD

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