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jhovel

Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Started on: 29-Mar-18, 12:50 »
Hi all,
as many of you know, I'm also into restoring vintage machine tools...
I have a 1940s Melbourne made Cash Milling machine and found a matching age Cash milling vice for it - and bought it.
Unfortunately for me, it is located in Bowral/Mittagong in NSW and I have no other cause to go near there for a quite a few months at least.
If someone here happens to be travelling from - say - Sydney to Melbourne by car, and is prepared to make a slight deviation from the freeway, I'd really appreciate having it picked up and transported a bit closer to me....
Anyone travelling that way in the next few ways and interested, please let me know by email or PM.
Thanks in advance.

Mins Man

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #1 on: 29-Mar-18, 19:00 »
Lousy timing Joe, 3 weeks ago I would have been all over it.

jhovel

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #2 on: 30-Mar-18, 20:52 »
Thanks mate. I was in Bowral at least 5 times late last year.... that's how the cookies crumble....

jhovel

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #3 on: 22-Apr-18, 22:20 »
May I please bump this thread?
I still can't find anyone driving South through or past Mittagong...
Anyone here got any plans for the foreseeable future in that direction?

Seagrass

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #4 on: 23-Apr-18, 07:38 »
Joe if I can get it to Melbourne is that any good to you?

I am heading to Melbourne for work in two weeks (by plane but there is a Van making the trip that I may be able to get it loaded on, no promises)

I would have to get down to Bowral to pick it up before hand though.

Seagrass

jhovel

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #5 on: 23-Apr-18, 19:28 »
Joe if I can get it to Melbourne is that any good to you?

I am heading to Melbourne for work in two weeks (by plane but there is a Van making the trip that I may be able to get it loaded on, no promises)

I would have to get down to Bowral to pick it up before hand though.

Seagrass
Hi Cephas,
That would be great, but it sounds like a lot of trouble to go to for you to get it....
I don't want to put anyone out.
If it's at all inconvenient, don't.
Thanks for the offer though!
Cheers,
Joe

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Seagrass

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #6 on: 23-Apr-18, 20:32 »
Joe I have very strong memories of you going out of your way to help me purchase my Honda Deauville few years ago and I am happy to help out if I can.

It sounds like there might be some room in the van but I need to know roughly what size the vice is.

Could you give me approximate dimensions?

The van is heading to Melbourne on April 29th and returning to Sydney on Friday May 4th so I would have to pick the vice up this weekend

Seagrass

jhovel

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #7 on: 24-Apr-18, 21:10 »
Hi Cephas. The vice is approximately 12" long, 7" or 8" wide and maybe 4" or 5" high. 2 nuts removed will take it off it's rotary base and will make it into 2 smaller and ligher pieces...
I sent you a PM.

werewasi

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #8 on: 25-Apr-18, 12:49 »
Joe,
just a piece of info for you.

I am going to Adelaide via the Newell in early-mid june (joining it at Parkes ) so if you saw any machine tool stuff that you considered buying, then i could bring it back to Bendigo for you, because i have a CX to pick up in Melbourne.
Could be reasonably large because the bike trailer will be empty until Adelaide. travel line is Lismore, grafton, Armidale, tamworth, Dunedoo, Wellington, Parkes.

So Go Gumtree

jhovel

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #9 on: 25-Apr-18, 21:05 »
Joe,
just a piece of info for you.

I am going to Adelaide via the Newell in early-mid june (joining it at Parkes ) so if you saw any machine tool stuff that you considered buying, then i could bring it back to Bendigo for you, because i have a CX to pick up in Melbourne.
Could be reasonably large because the bike trailer will be empty until Adelaide. travel line is Lismore, grafton, Armidale, tamworth, Dunedoo, Wellington, Parkes.

So Go Gumtree
Thanks for the response.
I don't have any plans to buy anything on your route, but you never know.
But someone else might be able to take up your offer.

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Seagrass

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #10 on: 25-Apr-18, 21:20 »
I am planning to pickup the vice from Bowral on Saturday and transport it to Melbourne arriving Monday.

Is there anyone in Melbourne that could grab it from me on one evening next week, between Monday and Wednesday, and keep it until Joe can pick it up a week or two later?

Thanks Seagrass

BUFF7454

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #11 on: 26-Apr-18, 06:55 »
Hmmmm, Cephas, Sounds like something I may get some use out of in my shed if you could kindly drop it off just 16 k west of Sarina until Joe can pick it up. Should work out nicely------ For me

Mins Man

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #12 on: 26-Apr-18, 11:41 »
Yeah I could do with another vice, although some people think I already have enough. 2funny
I'm on the wrong side of town for Joe, but I can pick it up for him if there's no one closer.

Seagrass

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #13 on: 26-Apr-18, 15:35 »
Thanks Harry I will let you know if nothing else works out.

Seagrass

jhovel

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #14 on: 26-Apr-18, 19:12 »
Yeah I could do with another vice, although some people think I already have enough. 2funny
I'm on the wrong side of town for Joe, but I can pick it up for him if there's no one closer.
Thanks for the offer Harry. I don't mind which end of town you live. Happy to come and visit you anyway!

Cheers, Joe


Richo

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #15 on: 27-Apr-18, 10:14 »
Hello All,

Richo here, I live in Seymour and could possibly help with the situation. Where will you be located during your stay in Melbourne Seagrass?

Richo.

Seagrass

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #16 on: 27-Apr-18, 15:10 »
Richo thanks for your offer.

I will be staying at Southbank apartments on City Road, not far from the casino. I arrive about 8pm on Monday evening and will be there Tuesday and Wednesday evenings after work.

I picked up the vice today and it is safely in the van which is heading off to Melbourne on Sunday.

Seagrass

Richo

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #17 on: 27-Apr-18, 19:48 »
Hi Seagrass, that's not a problem. I am happy to help if I can.

I don't suppose the van is going to be going past Seymour on the Hume Freeway and able to meet me somewhere.  Possibly the Tallarook road house.

If not we will come up with another plan.

Regards,

Richo.

Seagrass

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #18 on: 27-Apr-18, 20:28 »
Richo the van will be going past Seymour BUT a colleague is driving and I could be stretching the friendship with the colleague if I ask them any more favours (I will ask as the colleague is very obliging and has transported quite a lot of CX bits and pieces up and down the east cost of Australia over the last 10 years or so)

The plan at this stage is that the van will travel to Yass on Sunday and then onto Melbourne on Monday. I am guessing that would put the van in Seymour between 11am and 1pm on Monday.

Does that suit you to meet up at that time on Monday? Thought I would ask you before asking the van driver.

Seagrass


Richo

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #19 on: 27-Apr-18, 20:51 »
Seagrass, yes that timing would actually be perfect. I drive a special needs school bus and finish the morning run at 9.30am. Then start the arvo run at 2.45pm.

I work then for myself from home motor trimming in between. So I can easily get away to meet him.

That said if your driver was delayed, my wife would be happy to meet him.

If it is as you mention "stretching the friendship" with him, I could arrange to drive into Melbourne to get it from you. I will leave it to you to decide what is best.

Richo.

jhovel

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #20 on: 27-Apr-18, 21:06 »
Wow, thanks very much Cephas and Richo!
This is turning into a logistics saga of proportions I had not anticipated...
I'm very grateful and humbled by the length this community is prepared to go to.
Bloody brilliant!
I look forward to meeting you, Richo.
Please PM me with your phone number sometime before May 16 and I'll call you when I'm home.



Cheers, Joe

Seagrass

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #21 on: 27-Apr-18, 21:38 »
Richo I will talk to the driver tomorrow and send you a PM.

Thanks for being so flexible.

Seagrass

Richo

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #22 on: 27-Apr-18, 22:01 »
That's not a problem Joe. I am happy to help out. I will pm the number tomorrow.

No worries Seagrass, I will await your message.

Richo.

Seagrass

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #23 on: 28-Apr-18, 11:08 »
Richo I have sent you a PM

Seagrass

Seagrass

Re: Transporting a 35-40kg cast iron lump
« Reply #24 on: 30-Apr-18, 14:01 »
I have been advised that the machine vice is now in the hands of Richo so the CX transport network is still working pretty efficiently.

Thanks again for helping out Richo.

Seagrass

 


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