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I got another new toy!!!
« on: September 14, 2016, 04:21:29 PM »
Ow ya now it's time to party! Now how in the Hell am I going to get that PIG up on the stand???
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Re: I got another new toy!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 04:24:06 PM »
Nice! Is that a precision mathews?
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Re: I got another new toy!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 04:42:47 PM »
 Bolton BT-1440-1
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2016, 06:31:16 PM »
Momma get one end you the other and sling it on up there :D  Really nice
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Re: I got another new toy!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 06:31:52 PM »
I will offer the same advice I gave to rocker once -
get about four of your knuckledragging friends and bet them a case of beer they can't lift it on the table....

or...

engine hoist?
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2016, 06:51:30 PM »
I moved mine with an engine hoist and worked great.
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Re: I got another new toy!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2016, 08:55:49 PM »
Ow ya now it's time to party! Now how in the Hell am I going to get that PIG up on the stand???
Well at 1300 pounds I would recommend a quality engine hoist and well build bench to hold it.  Can you rent a hoist somewhere?  If not I have one you can borrow.  Send Shawn!
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Re: I got another new toy!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2016, 10:14:06 PM »
My PM1440 arrived already bolted to the stand.  We just slid a straight pick thru the holes and used a pair of jacks to lift up one end and then the other.
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2016, 10:19:42 AM »
My PM1440 arrived already bolted to the stand.  We just slid a straight pick thru the holes and used a pair of jacks to lift up one end and then the other.
Im not so lucky and im not sure and engine hoist would crank this up.
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2016, 12:30:54 PM »
My PM1440 arrived already bolted to the stand.  We just slid a straight pick thru the holes and used a pair of jacks to lift up one end and then the other.
Im not so lucky and im not sure and engine hoist would crank this up.

We weren't so smart when it arrived.  We used an engine hoist and the bucket on my tractor to lift it off the pallet.  Engine hoist on the heavy end and and front loader on the light end.  One caveat.  Our pallet was much larger than the lathe so we couldn't get the legs around it to support it properly.  Instead I parked the back wheel of my truck on one back support leg of the engine hoist so it wouldn't tip forward.  Fortunately like I said mine arrived bolted to the stand, and the stand has holes through it just for running a piece of bar for lifting.  When I moved it out of the way to build the new machine room we just used a farm jack and a tall screw jack (beam jack?) the same height as my farm jack to lift one end and then the other onto furniture movers where it sat for almost two months until we rolled it into the new machine room and lowered it the same way. 

One thing that will help with balance, although you probably already know this, is to lock your tail stock on the very end of the ways, and then run your carriage all the way up against the tail stock.  The head stock end will still be a lot heavier, but it will help.  Also remember that its top heavy and will twist around on you if you try to do something like a simple heavy rope sling. 

I hope your Bolton is as good of a machine as my PM1440 has turned out to be.  I had to do NOTHING to the PM1440 to fix it.  I set it on the ground and leveled it.  That's it.  My dad was over when I was doing some test cuts, and it turned from doing test cuts to a lesson in basic turning for my dad.  A decent middle/heavy weight machine is such a joy to work with that I find myself making parts I could buy for pennies just because I can.  When the only tool you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail.  Well I kinda feel that way about my lathe.  I really hope yours turns out like that after you get it onto the stand and get it leveled.

P.S.  I was freaked about leveling until I watched a video of a guy doing with it a beam and a plumb-bob.  Its a little tedious, but dead nuts easy if you take your time.  When I realized why you have to level it and that you only have to level one end relative to the other it just clicked for me. 









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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2016, 02:40:23 PM »
looks great! can't wait to see what great things it creates  :)
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2016, 03:07:51 PM »
Bob, I have the same lathe, PM1440 and so far really enjoying it.  Mine had too much run out with 3-4 tho over 5 inches but we got that adjusted to half a tho over 5 inches - thanks to Doug.  I think a good machine for the money.
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2016, 08:57:56 AM »
Up and running
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Re: I got another new toy!!!
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2016, 09:08:55 AM »
Looks great, Let the chips fall where they may.   A cookie sheet works great for collecting chips!

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Re: I got another new toy!!!
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2016, 10:25:29 AM »
You will love having those DROs.  That alone makes turning so much faster.  I still measure and creep up on final dimesnions, but getting to that point is an order of magnitude faster. 
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