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Offline Shiroth

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Re: Getting shop together
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2019, 02:59:33 AM »
Some small progress and upgrades from nothing to something.

I got a new motor for the mill, got it all re assembled only to find out that some interior stuff is not correctly functioning.

I have to wind my plunger spring a fair bit more, the automatic for it is also not working to its potential, I still have some handles and knobs to buy, along with new XY Nuts. aside from that, it is usable and I tested it on an aluminum ingot I poured awhile back. it still needs to be adjusted to level it all out.

Took apart my vise I got with the mill, cleaned and lubed it. (it was a fair bit rusty)

Got myself a 6" rotary table from busy bee on a sale for $350 ($400) after tax.. but it came with a tail stock and some indexing plates =)

Wifey decided to get me a quick change tool post for the lathe and a shop vac for Christmas.

Permanently "Borrowed" a few bits and collets from my old mans collection. (he brought over a few extras that he doesn't use)

Slowly but surely, its coming along.

Offline propforward

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Re: Getting shop together
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2020, 04:07:39 AM »
Steady progress, that's the ticket.  :ThumbsUp:
Stuart

Offline Shiroth

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Re: Getting shop together
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2020, 04:51:12 AM »
Steady progress, that's the ticket.  :ThumbsUp:

Yup =)

Just got the smaller lathe all wired up and running. It runs fairly quiet also.
Tomorrows project is to finish wiring up the mill. Maybe even make the motor mount and possibly wire up the larger lathe.  :zap:
I even pulled in a small tool box I had in the shed for "extra" sets of tools that I will use for my mill and lathe tooling.

Offline Mcgyver

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Re: Getting shop together
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2020, 10:55:02 PM »

The lot of them came up along with other complete machines, somewhere around 17 lathes and 12 milling machines, along with 2 pantograph machines that my old man got for free.

sounds like Al's stuff.....he just couldn't stop dragging lathes home lol.  Pot and kettle and all -  I guess do the same, but mine are all different....he had like 10 SM's lol

RIP Al

Offline Shiroth

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Re: Getting shop together
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2020, 11:59:07 PM »

The lot of them came up along with other complete machines, somewhere around 17 lathes and 12 milling machines, along with 2 pantograph machines that my old man got for free.

sounds like Al's stuff.....he just couldn't stop dragging lathes home lol.  Pot and kettle and all -  I guess do the same, but mine are all different....he had like 10 SM's lol

RIP Al

Pretty good possibility it was Al's.
Though I did not know him, RIP Al


I have my own collection of scrap lawn tractors, small engines and assorted other motorized toys.
Got to have something you enjoy doing / playing with.


Offline Shiroth

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Re: Getting shop together
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2020, 11:37:01 PM »
Decided to dismantle the Mill head and get it all working properly. it make quite a bit of noise when running. so might as well do it now before anything happens.

The bearings had some grease that had hardened and some things needed fixing.
The excitement to play with it makes it very hard to take my time and do it right. but it needs to be done.

Ended up making myself a little table cover for the mill after work. original plan was just to make it flat but I felt that adding the lip on the sides would help and make it look and function better. I have had a request for me to make 2 more for my dads mills.





Might have to make another one but with the lip on all sides.