I’m looking for advice on how to get a used Durston rolling mill
from an auction house in Hayward, CA to my residence in Kentucky. I
am also interested in what others have had to spend to maintain a
rolling mill in good working order, assuming proper use and care.
The one I’m trying to bring home requires picking it up at the
auction house, packaging it, and then shipping it. The first quote
that came in was $330, which seems reasonable considering labor and
ground shipping expenses. I’m just wondering if I can get it home for
any less. UPS will ship a 100lb box for $95, but that still requires
finding someone to put the rolling mill in the box.
I also posted a request at Uship.com where anyone looking for extra
money can bid on a shipping job.
At this point, I have $63 invested with the condition of the mill
unknown. It appears to be an older 100mm combination model, gear
reduction, a t-handle instead of a hand wheel, body not cast, and
with some scuff on the rollers. If I don’t have it removed from the
auction house before November 16th, then I will gladly release my
paid invoice to any member of this forum who is interested in picking
up a free rolling mill.