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Van Norman #1/2

Discussion in 'VAN NORMAN & CINCINNATI HEAVY IRON' started by Nels, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Nels

    Nels Founder Staff Member Administrator Active Member Director

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    Not to be confused with the larger and more modern #12, here are some shots of the 1/2:

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    Very funky looking little machine. I like it! :thumbzup: Tell me though, how is that "arm" with what looks like a dead center on the end of it used?

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  3. Nels

    Nels Founder Staff Member Administrator Active Member Director

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    That's correct- the cutterhead swivels and can be positioned in an arc, either vertical or horizontal.

    Have your boss check out the photos of mine and a couple of other guys on here wrt breaking them down to the base/column/etc. Just do a search for van norman and you will get some hits on it.

    Here are several:

    http://www.hobby-machinist.com/showthread.php?3139-Van-Norman-12-Base-Makes-Trip-Into-Basement
    http://www.hobby-machinist.com/showthread.php?3343-Van-Norman-12-moving-day...&highlight=norman
    http://www.hobby-machinist.com/show...base-amp-column-Split-in-two&highlight=norman
    http://www.hobby-machinist.com/showthread.php?1925-Van-Norman-12-resto&highlight=norman
    http://www.hobby-machinist.com/showthread.php?3673-How-to-wire-a-Van-Norman-12-Mill&highlight=norman
    http://www.hobby-machinist.com/content.php?149-My-van-norman-12
    http://www.hobby-machinist.com/content.php?151-Van-Norman-12-Rebuild


    I would love to see some photos of his restoration process. Please post them when you get them!


    Thanks!


    Nelson
     

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