Lathe Hoisting

With the lathe arriving at the house last week, I needed to formulate a plan to get it up onto the bench.  I borrowed a 1 ton chain hoist from one of the guys I mountain bike with, so all that was left to do was work out the precise details of where to hang ...

Lathe! 2

Back in May I ordered a Grizzly G0602 metalworking lathe, expecting it to arrive within a week or so.  Unfortunately they were out of stock, but about 2 months after I placed the order, it arrived at the UPS Freight terminal near Manchester airport in NH.  The arrival was a bit of a surprise, as ...

The Eagle Has Landed 2

The machine arrived at the Manchester Airport UPS Freight terminal in the wee hours of the morning, and I arranged to have it held so we could pick it up.  Dave graciously offered his expert “moving-heavy-stuff” services as well as his truck.  We drove up and picked up the machine without a hitch – they ...