There's a place here in Cincinnati called C. W. Wood Machinery that
sells new and used machinery. Despite the name, it's mostly
metalworking tools. (Named after its founder) I go there
occasionally just to sightsee. There's a huge lathe there: the
diameter of the chuck is the length of my arm, roughly 2.5 feet,
maybe a little less. The bed is around 30 feet. I'm not sure what
it was used to make. Airplane parts, maybe.
Some big bandsaws there, too. I laughed at the sign on one of them.
I don't remember how many wheels it had or how big they were, but it
was about 8 feet tall and at least 6 feet wide, and probably weighed
as much as a small car. Maybe more, as it was mostly solid steel.
The sign over the table said "Watch your fingers". Ya think?
(In case you're interested, here's the URL: http://www.cwwood.com/ )
At one time Cincinnati Millicron was the largest machine tool builder
in the country, and there were several other machine tool builders in
Don't have a clue if they are still in business.
If they are, and you can get invited for a tour, it is an absolutely
Note that there is an unused idler wheel on the upright. And a stack of
wheels sitting just at the riser. I see the cover plate ... but I don't
see any mounting studs for it. It's got a mighty small table for suck a
big throat. Something here looks odd to me.
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