Bridgeport Mobile Base

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jgrady1982, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. dblacknj

    dblacknj Master of the Obvious

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    I give, what is the black bike on the left ?
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  2. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    2004/2001 Yamaha fz1 modified slightly.:D

    Btw my garage is much cleaner now. Still can barely walk around.
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  3. Daryl_Stamp

    Daryl_Stamp Been here awhile

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    That mobile base is nice, made one almost 20 years ago to move a B-port from one end of a garage to another so I could load it on a truck to move it three blocks. Then my wife said, 'why don't we just push it the three blocks to our house?'

    So we did, three stop signs, 1 set of railroad tracks and one 4-lane street later it was entering my drive-way; :) :) :)

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    Used the same setup 3 or 4 years ago with a CNC knee mill (no pics of that) and this past spring to move a nice Harrison M300.

    Going onto the trailer
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    The nice retired German machinist I bought it from and his family and me
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    Coming off the trailer
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    Now all 3 are in my basement; small spaces can be advantageous for the sake of making you stay organized and limiting your collection to things being used now vs things being saved for 'someday' (but I am still working on that part)

    Nice work on those mobile bases, you'll probably never regret making them. And two thumbs up on painting them; paint always makes thing like that look professional.


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  4. groundrules

    groundrules Long timer

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    hold on now. either you've got a walk out basement, or the rest of these trailer photos and stuff are just the tip of the iceberg.
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  5. jgrady1982

    jgrady1982 Been here awhile

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    yeah!:freaky

    Got any pics of that????
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  6. Daryl_Stamp

    Daryl_Stamp Been here awhile

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    Std house door to 5' of straight hall, down 4 steps, low overhang above steps. Will shoot some pics when I get home :) :) :)


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  7. Daryl_Stamp

    Daryl_Stamp Been here awhile

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    Basement entrance pics;
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    Made the hoist support on the first move, but it was all free standing and a pita, when the lathe went in I bolted it to the floor. Lathe was most challenging, as there was no convenient means to dis-assemble.


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  8. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    That hauling and rigging deal can be a real chore in itself. Makes getting creative quite the challenge sometimes.

    As a nOOb I dropped/tipped over a lathe once. Boss wasn't very happy. :eek1
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  9. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    you may be interested in this to complement moving machinery especially if you want to save prime floor spacein a small shop.. for fabrication etc.. its a 3 phase plug with a strain relief... verrry effective for use on things especially a cut off saw... even without unplugging the saw i can move it 8 feet in any direction from where the plug hangs from the ceiling...

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    20140909_072627 by freewillieklr, on Flickr

    feeding this thing with hospital bed casters at $5.00 a pop

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    20140909_072716 by freewillieklr, on Flickr







    best of luck with your shop

    Bill
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