1 (edited by billy bee 2021-07-15 08:31 AM)

Topic: UPDATED: Free to Good Home!!! CNC mill in Lompoc, CA

OK, I have gotten authorization from the War Department to give this mill away. There are some strings:
--This goes only to a Lemons Team. Don't contact me if you are a fringe player and don't sign up for this forum just thinking you are going to score a free mill.
--You cannot re-sell it. Of course, I'm not gonna police your mill-selling exploits after you haul this thing away, but don't be a douche and try to profit off my brother-in-law's death.
--You gotta move it, which is no small task.

Here's the back story:
My brother-in-law recently died and left a garage full of machining tools. We have liquidated just about everything except for this. He used it to make parts for telescopes and had a nice little business going. You would use it, of course, to make cheaty parts for your janky race car. My brother-in-law would have approved.

I do not know a lot about the mill. Just what he told me before he died. He also had a few details up on a website. The milling machine is a 3 axis bed mill that was integrated by Webb. It's a Topwell 96 chassis (Taiwan) and it has a DynaPath Delta 40 CNC controller. The mill has a 5hp motor.

Mill is in operational condition although it may need new bearings in the head. New bearings come with it. My brother-in-law crashed the head into the table on two occasions. He was concerned that he bent the shaft; however, he later said the shaft was fine. I dunno.

Must be moved from a garage. Will require a fork lift and a big truck or trailer. No tooling comes with it. Just the mill.

I have this listed on CL for $2500. I am sure a thoughtful Lemons team could negotiate with the executor for a better price. The executor wants it gone. (The executor is my other brother-in-law.)

--bb

https://sites.google.com/site/davestelescope/_/rsrc/1468858324234/webb-cnc-mill/webb-01a.jpg

https://sites.google.com/site/davestelescope/_/rsrc/1468858323011/webb-cnc-mill/webb-03a.jpg

https://sites.google.com/site/davestelescope/_/rsrc/1468858323408/webb-cnc-mill/garage-01.jpg

https://sites.google.com/site/davestelescope/_/rsrc/1468858325243/webb-cnc-mill/moving-09.jpg

Re: UPDATED: Free to Good Home!!! CNC mill in Lompoc, CA

Delta control is quite capable and easy to program at the machine (no g-codes required). 
GLWS

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Re: UPDATED: Free to Good Home!!! CNC mill in Lompoc, CA

The mill will also come with a 10hp rotary converter and some minimal tooling that is specific to that mill, including one vice.

We are getting quotes on moving it locally. It is located in Lompoc, but once we get it out of the garage and loaded in a truck, it would be easy to move to other towns in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties...or anywhere in SoCal, I suppose.

--bb

Re: UPDATED: Free to Good Home!!! CNC mill in Lompoc, CA

Some fresh pictures:
https://photos.smugmug.com/Cars/Lemons/i-LC8Qc5R/0/ddc778a2/XL/IMG_0341-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cars/Lemons/i-JLZrk96/0/748edd7f/XL/IMG_0343-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cars/Lemons/i-HCLgNMD/0/3547ff9c/XL/IMG_0342-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cars/Lemons/i-57FvDjS/0/40f93898/XL/IMG_0346-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cars/Lemons/i-75wSZFT/0/ffeb98e6/XL/IMG_0347-XL.jpg

Re: UPDATED: Free to Good Home!!! CNC mill in Lompoc, CA

If I didn't have to transport it clear across the country I would seriously consider this. Hope it finds a good home.

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6 (edited by duthehustle93 2021-07-15 01:25 PM)

Re: UPDATED: Free to Good Home!!! CNC mill in Lompoc, CA

Shot you a message, if you didn't get it you can reach me at b.holt1293@gmail.com

I was wondering if you have a rough idea of how much it weighs and the dimensions of it. Also, what type of tool holders does it take?

Thanks!
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Re: UPDATED: Free to Good Home!!! CNC mill in Lompoc, CA

I'd love to get ahold of it. Lemons for sure. Also we'd be making parts for telescopes too (really!) Have pictures of Lemons cars and telescopes if needed (can't tell if my previous post got in) freds4hb@gmail.com

Re: UPDATED: Free to Good Home!!! CNC mill in Lompoc, CA

We're throwing bags of sand in and out of the truck bed to ballast, and y'all are out here making spaceship parts and telescopes, guess we'll get comfortable in class C    :-)

Seriously impressed by some of the things folks in this series can do, and also major thumbs up on the XR dirtbike in the pics.

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Re: UPDATED: Free to Good Home!!! CNC mill in Lompoc, CA

That_Noise_Is_Normal wrote:

We're throwing bags of sand in and out of the truck bed to ballast, and y'all are out here making spaceship parts and telescopes, guess we'll get comfortable in class C    :-)

Seriously impressed by some of the things folks in this series can do, and also major thumbs up on the XR dirtbike in the pics.

Trust me...more folks are making do with real junkyard fixes that you think (those giant brakes on our van...the mounts are made with a grinder and a drill press and mocked up with OSB).  Some folks have jobs/other hobbies that involve these high tech things.  One team captain is literally a space plumber!

Re: UPDATED: Free to Good Home!!! CNC mill in Lompoc, CA

OnkelUdo wrote:
That_Noise_Is_Normal wrote:

We're throwing bags of sand in and out of the truck bed to ballast, and y'all are out here making spaceship parts and telescopes, guess we'll get comfortable in class C    :-)

Seriously impressed by some of the things folks in this series can do, and also major thumbs up on the XR dirtbike in the pics.

Trust me...more folks are making do with real junkyard fixes that you think (those giant brakes on our van...the mounts are made with a grinder and a drill press and mocked up with OSB).  Some folks have jobs/other hobbies that involve these high tech things.  One team captain is literally a space plumber!

Space plumber???  Bit the first rule is "it won't run uphill"?   Kudos to him for being able to unlearn the first rule LOL

I may have to do something to get in your team's good graces for October so that I could take a lap in that van, couldn't believe it but we actually built some of our strategy on following the same line as the Pontiac Transport, never thought that would be a thing for us in a race, and is why this series is awesome.

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Re: UPDATED: Free to Good Home!!! CNC mill in Lompoc, CA

Everybody wants to know how big it is. It's big. Here are the dimensions:

Make: Webb
Model:  TW-96
manufacture date: 1997  MFG#867127

dimensions:
   68" deep - including computer cabinets & chip skirt (semi-best case)
      81" if the monitor is swung forward (worst, but most realistic, case for transport, not use)

   68" wide - w/ motor still attached to the mill bed (semi-worst case, worst case when monitor swung wide))
      52" wide @ the computer cabinets
      approx 52" w/ mill bed centered and table motor removed (best case)

   99" high - w/ motors attached and the mill head near the top (worst case)
      82" high w/ mill head lowered and top motor removed (best case)