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by Jaxian
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: endmills in collets, and using in horizontal mill
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: endmills in collets, and using in horizontal mill

This isn't in a particularly small horizontal mill (No.4 Cincinnati) but you can just scale it to the size of your machine. I had to fix some parts for a guys backhoe that had wallowed out the pivot holes pretty badly. Boring bar I had wasn't rigid enough for the very rough surface and long stick ou...
by Jaxian
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3390

Re: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?

As mentioned earlier Parts and Parts has probably the most parts for old K&T and Cincinnati mills. When I talked to him it was 7 warehouses. The prices at the time, about 4 years ago where staggering. He was used to selling to rail, over the road, oil companies and such. Old business that still had ...
by Jaxian
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: tooling plate
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

Re: tooling plate

Here is my fixture plate. Just uses little plastic plugs. The design has hardened bushings for about 12mm down from the surface so you can use dowels as fences. The plugs fit in the smooth section. A few are missing I need to replace. Fixture plate is too small for my machine but I got it used for a...
by Jaxian
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Monarch lathe
Replies: 39
Views: 7718

Re: Monarch lathe

My guess would be it is a side effect of another VERY useful feature. It seems every time I see a lathe that can run both cross and long feeds at the same time they have a feed reverse lever of some sort on the apron. My 10EE does, my lathe that requires me to change feed direction on the headstock ...
by Jaxian
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Questions about new DRO
Replies: 39
Views: 8642

Re: Questions about new DRO

I am not arguing that DROPros are bad. They are really nice to deal with and their stuff works well. But they are not built to the level of other units and the Jenix ones I use are both cheaper, (I think the 4 axis setup you see on my machine was $695 complete), and made better. Armored cables, cast...
by Jaxian
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Questions about new DRO
Replies: 39
Views: 8642

Re: Questions about new DRO

My own experiences with DRO installation is that you should ignore the installation kit unless it is specifically made for your machine (and they never are) and just put it where it can meet all your needs. This means making custom brackets. This isn't hard but it can be time consuming. The first th...
by Jaxian
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Need a way to turn a 30 tpi screw.
Replies: 93
Views: 18548

Re: Need a way to turn a 30 tpi screw.

Do you know someone with a CNC lathe? They will turn any lead you want.
by Jaxian
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe DRO recommendation
Replies: 29
Views: 7882

Re: Lathe DRO recommendation

I have Korean made Jenix units on my manual machines. http://www.digitalreadoutsystem.com/Jenix/jenix_dro.htm . I have three of them and just ordered another for my Monarch 10EE. As much as I wanted a Newall the cheapest price I could get was $1700, the Jenix was $530. They use glass scales. Lathe o...
by Jaxian
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist's chest drawer lining
Replies: 25
Views: 2814

Re: Machinist's chest drawer lining

Conrad's link is dead on. I bought both the glue and the felt directly from Gerstner when redoing mine. The procedure worked better than any others I have tried for durability. It was kind of an involved process though. Also the green or red felt you buy from Gerstner is about 3x thicker (1/16") tha...
by Jaxian
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Horizontal Mill Spindle Direction?
Replies: 17
Views: 4157

Re: Horizontal Mill Spindle Direction?

Just an observation given there was a picture of a slab mill posted earlier. According to the Cincinnati "Treatise on Milling" when using a helical "slab" type cutter you should always make sure it is set up so that when it is spinning it is trying to "pull" itself back into the column and not tryin...
by Jaxian
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: vises ?
Replies: 79
Views: 19529

Re: vises ?

Now that's one I've never seen even mentioned anywhere before Jaxian. Pretty handy for the right work shapes. How's the clamping force compared to say a straight block in something like a Kurt? I am actually a little afraid to test it. You see the jaws are hardened and have a very aggressive knurl ...
by Jaxian
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: vises ?
Replies: 79
Views: 19529

Re: vises ?

In line with more modern vises I happened to get lucky and run across a complete fixture setup from Chick with two of their dual station vises on it. Here are the vises as I was cleaning them up. VMC vises 002.jpg This picture is them mounted on the fixture plate itself. The plate was for a much sma...