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Discussion in 'MACHINE RESTORATION & WAY SCRAPING' started by expressline99, Jun 3, 2017.
OK great I will see if I can get a 6"
A 12" . 0005 per foot level is plenty accurate and precise enough to level your plate. Without a good foundation isolation pad, your concrete floor will move the plate more than that.
I ordered the Shars 8" .0005 level. I am picking up 2" .120 square tubing to build my stand Monday. At least with the level and a 3 point support system I should be able to check it occasionally and fix any movement that happens. I've got to do the same with my lathe once I have the chip pan done....and the mill also. I hope to scrape both in but I will need some large squares also to get that done. After I make the straight edges. If I got done this year with one machine I'd be happy.
We used to call this a Gasoline overhaul, clean, flake, paint
You can do a lot using the tailstock base, a precision level and an indicator.
Just out of total curiosity what is a foundation isolation pad? I don't have that I've got a 43+ year old concrete floor that isn't level.
I can tell you the logan and the bridgeport didn't get any kind of overhaul. the BP was a total mess and still going. But until you guys told me about it I wouldn't have guessed people did this.
Getting closer everyday. The replacement level is here(first one was broken in shipping) and I got an indicator base that is adjustable enough to get where I need it...I think.