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by germaneighter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Rockwell Vertical Mill 21-100
Replies: 10
Views: 3698

Re: Rockwell Vertical Mill 21-100

I was using a 1/2" end mill to modify a hardened steal tool (making very small cuts but not very successfully) when the spindle bearing retainer came lose and started un-threading from the bottom of the quill. I stopped the machine and tightened the retainer but I don't know the cause and I can't fi...
by germaneighter
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Help With Milling Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: Help With Milling Problem

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by germaneighter
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Help With Milling Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: Help With Milling Problem

Harold/Bill Here is a photo of the pieces I modified and what they looked like prior. Neither the mill or lathe was much help due to the hardness. I used your suggestion on grinding - I ground the length of the larger, female hex down on the bench grinder then chucked it in the lathe and used a die ...
by germaneighter
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Help With Milling Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Help With Milling Problem

I'm trying to modify a cheap import stud remover (designed to work like two jamb nuts) into a type of collet style stud remover. Part of the modification requires milling one piece down so it's not quite so long. It's about the size of a 3/4" socket and the metallurgy is very hard. My guess is that ...
by germaneighter
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 5478

Re: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice

I have to take it back. I just saw this one on ebay...
by germaneighter
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 5478

Re: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice

spro - top jaws would be great!

I've noticed how this vise has been milled to allow easy access to the sliding jaw capscrews when the jaw is retracted. I have not seen that on any other Bridgeport vises.
by germaneighter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 5478

Re: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice

Before and after vise freshening. Dis-assembled everything. Bead blasted, blow off, blow out, repeat and repeat. Washed, dried, masked off machined surfaces. Acid etch primer then Dark Machine Gray. I would like it darker but used what I had on hand. Lubed and re-assembled. It's quite large for my R...
by germaneighter
Tue May 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bare Metal Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 5599

Re: Bare Metal Protection

Thank! I was going to try Gibbs but I'll go get me some of your recommendation at lunch!
by germaneighter
Tue May 28, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bare Metal Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 5599

Bare Metal Protection

There is quite a lot of humidity at my location What do you use to keep bare metal surfaces from rusting?

just to name a few....
Mill table
Lath chucks
mill and lathe tooling
drill press table, handles, chuck

thanks
by germaneighter
Mon May 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 5478

Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice

I have an old Brideport vise that has years of crud and surface rust on it. I don't think I've ever read of someone bead blasting an old milling vice as part of a resturation. Is there any reason not to do this? thanks
by germaneighter
Fri May 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Vise Identification
Replies: 18
Views: 5808

Re: Vise Identification

Thanks, I thought it probably was. I looked it over close last night and there is no branding anywhere that I can see.
by germaneighter
Thu May 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Vise Identification
Replies: 18
Views: 5808

Vise Identification

Anyone know the maker of this 6" vise? thanks
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