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by wrmiller19
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting oil grooves
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: Cutting oil grooves

When I did the oiling system on my bench mill, I used a Foredom grinder with a 1/8" carbide burr on the dovetails. On the gib side, I drilled through the gib and created channels along the length of the gib so that after wear/adjustment when the two holes no longer align, the oil has a path to the s...
by wrmiller19
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Another Bridgeport for sale.
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: Another Bridgeport for sale.

A knee mill is on my list of wants for when I do the final move/retire. But I'm not interested in moving heavy machinery across multiple states, so I'll stick with my little 900 lb. bench mill for now. Having learned on a knee I do know what I'm missing... :)
by wrmiller19
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Do you use a coolant system ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1907

Re: Do you use a collant system ?

I recently put a FogBuster on my bench mill and like it very much. No coolant mess everywhere (or fog) and it seems to work pretty well so far. I just flip the air switch on just before starting the cut and turn it off afterwards. I've been doing a lot of aluminum work recently so I have WD40 in the...
by wrmiller19
Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: My Bench Mill
Replies: 11
Views: 5487

Re: My Bench Mill

NP317 wrote:Nice,
but too clean...
~RN
I had it buried under a pile of chips the other day. Happens fairly often. :)

It typically takes longer to clean up than to make the mess. To me it's just nice to start with a clean machine when I start something.
by wrmiller19
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: My Bench Mill
Replies: 11
Views: 5487

Re: My Bench Mill

I have been living/working in CO for the last three years, but spent the previous 15 in Tucson. And will be going back as soon as I can pitch this day job. I'm just a gringo guys, and took the usage as proffered. No offense intended. :) The mill is just a RF45 on steroids, but it will suffice until ...
by wrmiller19
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: My Bench Mill
Replies: 11
Views: 5487

Re: My Bench Mill

LOL...

Suggested by a friend. Sounded like a good idea at the time. :)
by wrmiller19
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: My Bench Mill
Replies: 11
Views: 5487

My Bench Mill

It's taken a while, but I think I finally have it set up the way I want it. (that and I'm running out of room to hang stuff...)
by wrmiller19
Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 422
Views: 104681

Re: Show us your lathe!

This is my PM1340GT after installing the VFD and making a new control panel for it.
by wrmiller19
Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.
Replies: 163
Views: 39775

Re: Making a sharps barrel in my lathe.

I don't post much here, but have been following this thread and all I can say is wow. Nicely done! Looking forward to your completion of this. :)
by wrmiller19
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Little Machine Shop HiTorque Mini Mill, DRO Install
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Re: Little Machine Shop HiTorque Mini Mill, DRO Install

Had a DroPros 3-axis on my LMS mini-mill. Worked great.
by wrmiller19
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Choosing a lathe - power cross feed vs comprehensive thread
Replies: 12
Views: 3579

Re: Choosing a lathe - power cross feed vs comprehensive thr

Depends on which is more important to you, i.e. which will you use more often? As someone above stated, you can always add a power cross feed: A stepper motor is my preferred method, but it is much more difficult to add threading capability.

Which will you use the most?
by wrmiller19
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: R-8 Collets
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: R-8 Collets

I too learned something new. Guess I need to buy some more collets. :)

Bill