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Online Twizseven

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Re: Spot the Difference - It grew a bit bigger
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2019, 03:50:15 PM »
I dont have any scooting room ☹️

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Re: Spot the Difference - It grew a bit bigger
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2019, 07:51:12 PM »
What a great great score Colin  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:. Power drawbar and power feed on X and Y ; a definite plus. I whole heartedly agree on one for the Z also: just makes life easier  :lolb:. I have the 10x54 Jet clone and love it. :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Spot the Difference - It grew a bit bigger
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2019, 10:53:30 PM »
Whiskey,  I have some problems with right shoulder and left forearm so all help is good.
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Re: Spot the Difference - It grew a bit bigger
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2019, 09:58:02 PM »
Jo,

What DA collets to you use and where did you get an R8 to DA collet adaptor

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Re: Spot the Difference - It grew a bit bigger
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2019, 08:26:39 AM »
I don't have any R8 machines mine are 30 Int. 30 Int is a standard CNC collet size and they use DA collets for tool holding so are "common as muck"   ;)

I mainly use the DA 200 collets but also have the 180 and 100 sizes.

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Re: Spot the Difference - It grew a bit bigger
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2019, 03:45:22 PM »
Ah ok.

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Re: Spot the Difference - It grew a bit bigger
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2019, 09:07:06 AM »
What suggestions does anyone have for cleaning the sump of oil/suds. There is about 1/2” of residue in bottom. Would sawdust or kitty litter soak it up so it could be vacuumed out.

I have trammed up the head and now need some decent ‘T” nuts for the Bison vice.   Is it best to have the vice in the middle , or offset to one side so can have a dividing head or rotary table fitted on table at the same time.

Colin

PS. The vice is damn heavy. It was a struggle to pick up. I could just get hydraulic table close enough to make it not too far to lift.
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Re: Spot the Difference - It grew a bit bigger
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2019, 02:04:56 PM »
Anything that soaks up the mess is good, wood chips is probably better as kitty litter is a clay and may just form a thick slug.

I have H set up with a dividing head on one end and the vice set up about a third down the other end of the table.

Jo

P.S. Did I mention my rollerskate makes moving large heavy vices and tooling around easy  :noidea:
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Re: Spot the Difference - It grew a bit bigger
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2019, 03:26:03 PM »
Jo,

Yes you did mention your skate  :)  I used the hydraulic table which helped a lot, but I think I need a nice piece of wood to slide it from one to the other.

I suddenly remembered we had to absorbent Puppy Training Pads  (the cat was getting incontinent, he was 19, and just before he passed away) so thought I would try these.  Worked a dream, so now have clean sump ready for some suitable suds.

Testing the automatic oiler at moment.  It gives squirt every 30 minutes, so have left machine switched on (not running) to get fresh oil around.  I have oil coming out of left hand knee slide and left hand saddle slide, but not from elsewhere that I can see at the moment.  Hopefully nothing is blocked, it may be filling up the pipes if it has drained back since last used.

I have a feeling the safety interlock on guard may annoy me, we shall see.

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Re: Spot the Difference - It grew a bit bigger
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2019, 11:25:19 PM »
Colin,
What I've done at work on the Bridgeport clone is to run the table far enough on the x axis that the oil grooves are open then pump the handle till oil comes out run the table the other direction, repeat. You might find that you cant find the size of R8 you need and an ER style holder and collets like these on the Tormach site would be handy. https://www.tormach.com/store/index.php?app=ecom&ns=catshow&ref=ER_Collets&portrelay=1 I'm not familiar with DA collets.
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