How UnPatriotic of me.
The Wifely Unit is also less than amused as you can imagine.
I have been wanting a Mini Mill for about four years now and I stumbled across this last night while doing some window shopping at Grizzly.com.
Grizzly G0727 – 5″ x 18″ 1/2 HP Mini Horizontal/Vertical Mill
View (2) Reviews$1,098.00+$129.00 Freight
- Motor size: 1/2 HP
- Table size: 18-1/8″ x 4-3/4″
- Longitudinal travel: 11-7/8″
- Cross travel: 3-11/16″
- Spindle taper: R-8
- Number of speeds: Variable
- Max spindle to table distance: 6-1/2″
- Max spindle to column distance: 12-7/8″
- Shipping weight: 268 lbs.
You can take the motor and drive mechanism off and go from a Horizontal milling machine to a more conventional overhead Milling Machine.
The top slides back and forth and the head swivels .
In stock and only $1100 plus about $130 shipping.
They had a huge sale over the holidays and all of their conventional column mini mills are out of stock and back ordered from the Land of Bat Soup.
Not so with this particular model, plus it’s about $500 cheaper than the other one I was looking at and more versatile to boot.
Ah well, a guy can dream can’t he?
A huge cash outlay and the resulting marital discord may not be the wisest move at this particular point in time, if ever.
Speaking of stimulus checks, the Wifley Unit just informed me that The Kid already got $600.
I told her if they show up in our account to stick it in the savings.
I keep hearing it’s going to be a Dark Winter.
In the mean time I have a friend of mine trying to make me a wider base for the tail stock on that damn Mini Lathe in his spare time. I gave him the spare base to use for measurements.
That little fucker will keep me busy the rest of my natural life just trying to make it work like it should anyway.
Well, it was a nice dream anyway.
|GOP-led Senate rejects vote on $2,000 stimulus checks|
|Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shut the door on President Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, declaring Congress has provided enough pandemic aid as he blocked another attempt by Democrats to force a vote.|
The GOP leader made clear he is unwilling to budge, despite political pressure from Trump and even some fellow Republican senators who demanded a vote. McConnell’s refusal to act means the additional relief is all but dead.