Really, any experience & pics of any Van Norman no 22 thru 38 is welcome. I like to document things that are of interest. If you discount the dealer that sold mine to the L.A. College Physics Department back in 59 & the dealer that collected it once retired (to make room for more modern equipment): Then I am the 2nd owner. Though excruciatingly slow - given a demanding job that feeds a family of 3 generations (or so it seems at times), a rock n roll band & the luthier, electrical & electronic work I do on demand: I wish to document this very well preserved machine. I'm a car guy at heart - yet my old MoPars must wait until I can afford to reassemble the 5000 sq ft shop I have in pieces. OK, enough of dreams & plans, well the plans are for another story anyway. Seems Kearney & Trecker have the greatest following of USA Mills that are a step above Bridgeport (in terms of rigidity & centralized motors) & Cincinnati has the largest (that a casual observer will find); but the Van Norman that I found (when comparing price, weight, ability) kept on winning out for the needs I thought right for me.
As advertised is above. Fitting into the garage:
Sorting the drawbars:
Fitting the overarm supports:
Next installment tomorrow!