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Van Norman #1/2

Nels

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

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ScrapMetal

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#2
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?

-Ron
 

Nels

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#3
That thing is cool! I was just talking to my boss about a #12 he just bought last weekend. He was telling me how the head or whatever you want to call it, rotates to make it a vertical or hortizontal mill and explaining the tail stock deal... He is in the process of stripping it down, cleaning it and is going to paint it, once he is done I will post some pictures up here.
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