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Offline Roger B

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Re: My space
« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2016, 09:08:44 PM »
My employer is changing part of the workshop stores over to a Kardex system so a load of the old plastic bins were available at 50 Rappen (pence, cents, all much the same at the moment  ::) ) each. I bought 32 and used them to rearrange my raw materials storage. I also bought a selection of tool racks from Conrad to keep the common tools near to where they are used.
The actual locations will be optimised with use, but at least everything is much more visible (no more buying something I already have  :headscratch: )
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Re: My space
« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2016, 12:00:23 AM »
Nice score Roger. Very tidy and well organized.

How are you liking the BF400 mill?

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Re: My space
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2016, 03:18:08 AM »
Hi Roger, do you have the keys for your neigbours cellar boxes also ?
I could imagine that sometimes some things or tools are trying to escape to the other side of the fence.
Well organised.
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Re: My space
« Reply #48 on: December 11, 2016, 05:46:01 AM »
Roger,

I just had an enjoyable time reading back through your thread. Good score on the shelving. I like what you've done with your space!  :ThumbsUp:

Jim

 
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Re: My space
« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2016, 01:30:26 PM »
Thank you all  :ThumbsUp:

I am very happy with the milling head. This is from TECO who currently manufacture the Hobbymat lathe. The column does not seem to have the play and stick/slip that Jo's Saupe(?) badged version does. The lathe slideways don't have the bearing area of a true milling machine but as long as you are cautious with depth of cut and feed rate it works well. If I had the space I would happily buy the milling table to go with it.

None of us lock the inividual boxes but I haven't had any escapees yet. There is a valve spring collar from my horizontal engine somewhere in my bit  ::) I found the spring in the bag I keep my electric drill in, but even after the sort out no sign of the collar  :headscratch:
« Last Edit: December 14, 2016, 07:49:42 PM by Roger B »
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Roger

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Re: My space
« Reply #50 on: December 17, 2017, 07:11:01 AM »
Having thought for a while and asked a few questions I decided to add a Proxxon MF70 micro mill to my collection. It is small, it is low powered, it is high speed and it seems to work with the Proxxon cutters. It also fits into it's space on the shelf  :)
I am already thinking of a few modifications/improvements. These will appear in a separate thread.
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Re: My space
« Reply #51 on: December 17, 2017, 07:51:10 AM »
Hi Roger, I am sure it will be very helpful if you will use it carefully.
You will save a lot of time, if you do not need to change the set up on your lathe for any small milling operation.
 
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Re: My space
« Reply #52 on: December 17, 2017, 10:13:33 AM »
Hi Roger, I have been thinking about one of these little mills as I need something appropriate to mill out the cavity on very very small slide valves and cut the ports which are under 1.5mm. There seems to be a reasonable range of different carbide end mills with 3mm shank dia available here in Australia, so I expect you Europeans would be spoilt rotten with choice and price. I recently had to pay $25 (Australian) for a HSS 1.5mm ball nose from a local supplier! Please let us know how the machine performs for you. Regards, Paul Gough.