Milly cleaned and primed!
Took a while to get to this point because there was so much rust and grease that needed removing.
Still lots of work to do: gotta replace one of the grease lines, flush all of the grease lines and get the new grease packed into the bearings. Might have to re-pack one of the rail trucks with new balls as well.
Previous owners ran this machine with the incorrect grease which caused a few issues. They also ran it with synthetic coolant which stripped of all the paint, caused galvanic corrosion in a few places and lots of rust everywhere else!
After the table and base are done will be moving onto the head and column!
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Photo by Aaron Gough on February 15, 2015.
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