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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2013, 06:08:27 PM »
It was set up to diamond turn the facets in jewelry with a finished as cut surface that didn't need polishing I suspect.

You can do that with a VERY good spindle, and appropriately nice diamond tipped tool.   With industrial versions of diamond turning lathes, you can achieve sub nanometer (.000000001 meter Ra) surface finish...you could probably do 100 times that with the Sixis ball bearing spindle, but it will still look like a mirror....which for the jewelry trade is fantastic.   It would save MANY hours of delicate finish work by hand ....if it was even possible.

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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2013, 06:27:00 PM »
I only remember having 2 of the three feed handles.....don't know which ones....I'll look

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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2013, 06:50:48 PM »
Check your PM.

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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2013, 06:57:38 PM »
Hey Jo

You may find this interesting:
http://passion-usinages.forumgratuit.org/t1556-sixis-101

There you can find some information about your machine.

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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2013, 07:00:09 PM »
Well....I do have a F1 manual...this is true


Compressed....it's 118MB.....and too big to email......I may try to host it somewhere...unless someone has a better idea....

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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2013, 07:00:46 PM »
Here you can find also a f1 manual, already on the net:
http://passion-usinages.forumgratuit.org/t1073-aciera-f1

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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2013, 07:02:32 PM »
That might be way easier Jo.....

Thanks Florian!

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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2013, 07:12:41 PM »
 8) Thanks. I will have to wait until I am on a link with more than two mice running round the wheel providing the bandwidth :lolb:

If anyone is interested I have up loaded the two Sixis adverts to my photosuckit account:

http://s214.photobucket.com/user/jothoms/library/#/user/jothoms/library/Workshops_and_tools/Sexy%20Mill?sort=3&page=1&_suid=138530844707806021920942294564

I will pull off images as the build continues  ;)

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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2013, 09:14:37 PM »
 :wallbang: I must read the manual better, Sexy needs to sit out from the wall to get at the handle at the back and let the head move in and out.

I have found how the feed handles work: each of the lead screws has a clamp on the end with an allen screw that you just loosen half a turn allowing the lead screw to slide out as the handle is operated  :whoohoo:

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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2013, 09:42:35 PM »
Just mind the curtains!
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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2013, 09:53:39 PM »
 :embarassed:

I just spotted that one as I was closing them   :cheers:

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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2013, 12:32:43 AM »
Jo

I probably should have spoken up earlier, since you are almost finished with the paint removal, but did you consider using a heat gun to soften the paint?  A square edged putty knife or scraper with a heat gun makes quick work of old paint and the cleanup is easier because there are no little chips flying around.  I have not used it on machine tools but I have used it on other surfaces, both wood and metal.  It takes a bit of trial and error to get the right combination of heat and scraping edge angle but once found the work goes very fast.

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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2013, 12:38:03 AM »
Excellent point there Jerry!.....I am sure that is a favorite ship board.


With small grimy and rusty parts that need to be cleaned and painted, I mix 2 gallons of "Simple Green" and 2 gallons of scalding hot water in a 5 gallon bucket, and put it in for an hour....A quick scrub with a brass bristle brush, and bare iron is the result.

Works great....and won't burn you (Chemical burn) either.

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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2013, 01:14:04 AM »
Dave, as I said, there is a learning curve, but you learn very quickly that the nozzle on the heat gun gets VERY! hot, and that you don't wipe the putty knife off on your pants leg.

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Re: Sixis 101 House Mill
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2013, 01:15:51 AM »
Dave, as I said, there is a learning curve, but you learn very quickly that the nozzle on the heat gun gets VERY! hot, and that you don't wipe the putty knife off on your pants leg.

Jerry


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