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Offline stvy

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Re: My take on a Kingway tool...
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2018, 08:06:33 PM »
Pete,

Yes ok. The only casting ways I have like that on my bridgeport rebuild project are the back of the knee and underside of the saddle. For the other areas the vials will come in very handy. I used a real kingway to get the twist out of the bottom side of the table just using the vials. Very handy and quick; 15mins in total, and easy to do the measuring, although I spent 3 days solid doing the scraping. 

This thread has reminded me I need to crack on with building my kingway. I am a fair few hours behind you. I have still to do the knuckles, the vial mounts, and the circular disc "foot" to go underneath the ball, but at least I have dug out the box of parts!

Thanks,
Steve

Offline 10KPete

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Re: My take on a Kingway tool...
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2018, 08:53:23 PM »
Steve, post some pics of your Kingway, please. And your Bridgeport! I'd love to see what's up doing.

 :cheers:

Pete
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Re: My take on a Kingway tool...
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2018, 09:59:14 AM »
I finally finished the box!!

Pete
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I seem to have forgotten how to make the pics show properly... :facepalm:
« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 06:01:38 AM by 10KPete »
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Offline Mcgyver

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Re: My take on a Kingway tool...
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2018, 01:53:59 PM »
looks good Pete.

On the level thing, you may not need that function for a mill and as you point out things can be easily added to the beam structure. 

Just for the benefit of the un-initiated trying to puzzle out how it assists with reconditioning, in other situations, that level function is crucial for scraping for alignment.  For example a lathe bed.  With two surfaces of the long V done, using the level is the only way I know to get the corresponding horizontal surface parallel to the V.  With my rendition of the device, I built things that clamp on to the beams so you can place a Starrett 199 level (the accuracy needed for alignment scraping) - you get the function, its not in the way when you don't need it and you don't have to buy more stuff

Offline Flyboy Jim

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Re: My take on a Kingway tool...
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2018, 03:05:59 PM »
Here you go Pete:



I had to resize it so it wasn't too large to post.

Jim
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