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Bruce Page
07-01-2011, 2:57 PM
Probably not many will get misty eyed with this but heres my new 8 rotary table for the metal working side of my shop. I have a 14 big brother to this guy but it weighs in at 200+ pounds and is a hassle getting on & off the mill. This little guy weighs in at 66 pounds so I can just lift it on & off. It took an hour to clean off all the cosmoline and another hour to file off all the razor sharp edges but it is going to be a nice addition to the shop.
Anyway, just thought Id share.

mickey cassiba
07-01-2011, 4:16 PM
That'll come in handy...The big ones can be a pain.

Keith Outten
07-01-2011, 7:52 PM

How about sharing the source for the new rotary table.

Dan Hintz
07-01-2011, 8:10 PM
That's one piece I haven't felt the overwhelming need to pick up yet... but I know I'll need it in my repertoire of tools sooner or later.

Bruce Page
07-01-2011, 8:19 PM
Keith, I bought it off of eBay. Search: Vertex HV-8 8" Horizontal/Vertical Rotary Table and it will come up.

(The picture shown is actually of their 10" table)

Bruce Boone
07-01-2011, 8:54 PM
I have a 12" one. I used to make bike chainrings including very large ones, and I used to do the bevel for the teeth on the rotary table before I did them with specially ground endmills on the machining center.

Terry Beadle
07-03-2011, 12:34 PM
That's a nice setup. I was wondering about the blue vice shown in the third picture....who makes it and where is it sold?

Also, I was wondering what mill you are using?

Thanks for any info !

Chris Fournier
07-03-2011, 1:18 PM
I love using a Rotab! Nice acquisition!

Bruce Page
07-03-2011, 2:21 PM
Terry its a 6 Kurt Anglock Precision Vise, probably the best manual milling vise around. I had a Bridgeport vise before the Kurt the Kurt is superior in every way.

Kurt Vise (http://www.amazon.com/Kurt-Vise-KV-D688-Anglock-Precision/dp/B002RNVJNA/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1309711454&sr=1-1).

The mill is an old Lagun FTV-4 that I added digital readouts to. Its great for a garage shop but I wouldnt want to make a living with it.

Here's an 12/08 YouTube shop tour I did:

Shop Tour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l9WxC-kJUs).

Terry Beadle
07-04-2011, 11:58 AM
Thanks for the info.

Now THAT's a man cave !

Too cool and color me green!

Bruce Page
07-04-2011, 5:43 PM
Thanks Terry. I just wish it was bigger.

Gerald Wubs
07-06-2011, 12:32 AM
Bruce, IMO Kurt means machine vise - others need not apply. Nice rotary!

Scott T Smith
07-06-2011, 12:39 PM
Bruce, GREAT SHOP and nice score on that rotary table! You've got a great combination of WW and MW tools.


Bruce Page
07-06-2011, 2:23 PM
Thanks guys. I have a cool little cast iron steam engine build coming up after I finish a few honey-do's (that cabinet is one of them...:rolleyes:) I’m really looking forward to it. The little rotab is going to come in real handy.