I’m in the process of building a new shop, and when it is done and filled with all my junk and tools it will not have a Bridgeport in it. Why? Because I don’t own one. But I sure want to at some point! I’m no machinist, but the things you can do with one can be really handy when building cars or anything else for that matter. One thing that is really cool about a Bridgeport, or any other milling machine for that matter, is the fact that with the right skills you can make almost every mechanical part inside one, with the milling machine itself. In other words, if you had a Bridgeport’s large cast pieces, you could make everything else with just a pile of steel and another Bridgeport.
In this series of videos you’ll see Bob taking apart and restoring his Bridgeport Mill, using a cool gantry crane that he build in his garage too. Bob is cool, having completed a 5.3 LS Swap in his cool CJ7 Jeep. I’m pretty impressed with his workshop, and his ingenuity, as this Bridgeport is big and daunting. But Bob seems to know what he’s doing, so watch, and learn and enjoy.