This week I managed to locate and purchase a new milling machine. A Rockwell International 21-120.
This will take some work to bring back to life. It is missing the motor, mount, arbor arm support and all tooling. A previous owner converted it to a Vertical mill by mounting a Rusnok milling head to the arbor support arm.
I plan on using the Rusnok head until I can locate and mount a Bridgeport M head on the system. This is the conversion I would like to emulate.
For now this is sitting in the garage until I can find the time to dismantle it an move to the basement. Having moved a South Bend 10″ lathe down the basement stairs I am very confident that this will not make the trip safely in one piece.
On one hand I want to wait until warmer weather so I can dismantle and paint the mill before moving. On the other hand I would hate to see it languish in the corner of the garage for 4 months.