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by armscor 1
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Laser Align Round Head Mill Drill.
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Re: Laser Align Round Head Mill Drill.

Some interesting comments guys, my column is not perfectly vertical. Using an extension rod mounted in the chuck and a finger type DTI and a small holed bushing clamped to the table and zeroed it in. Marked the laser spot on the wall and locked the X and Y on the table. Lowered the head to lowest po...
by armscor 1
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Laser Align Round Head Mill Drill.
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Re: Laser Align Round Head Mill Drill.

Hi Spro, Mill sits on a solid steel stand bolted to 4" reinforced concrete floor, the wall is 5" concrete hollow blocks, voids filled with cement.
by armscor 1
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Laser Align Round Head Mill Drill.
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Laser Align Round Head Mill Drill.

As you are aware the most frustrating thing about round head mill drill's is losing the centre when raising or lowering the head, fitted a laser to the head and reflective tape marker 12 feet away on the concrete wall, would like more distance but unfortunately that is the width of my workshop. I ca...
by armscor 1
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auto Collimator.
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Auto Collimator.

Just watched Keith Rucker's latest YouTube Video checking the straightness of the vee ways on the New Haven Planer using an Auto Collimator with great interest.
He has achieved less than one and a half thou deviation in ten feet, great result, must watch.
by armscor 1
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piston or Wedge QCTP.
Replies: 19
Views: 2455

Re: Piston or Wedge QCTP.

I like the 40 tooth engagement and the small lever, could not achieve a better locking system and indexable to the same position. Watched a youtube video where Create Tool is making them in China, very impressive. An Aussie youtuber actually made a toolholder, used his slotter on the mill, for those...
by armscor 1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piston or Wedge QCTP.
Replies: 19
Views: 2455

Re: Piston or Wedge QCTP.

Hi Guys, relatively happy with my piston type QCTP, done some projects and performs well, only criticism is having to square up to the chuck after rotating, the turret has indexing pin. Fitted knobs to the tool holders, easy to lower the tool holder without cocking and jamming in the dovetail. Been ...
by armscor 1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time using super glue chuck
Replies: 34
Views: 1652

Re: First time using super glue chuck

A workmate was using eyedrops to battle an eye infection, went to the refrigerator in the middle of the night and inadvertently put drops of Loctite super glue in his eyes, spent a week in hospital!
Have no idea what they used to dissolve the glue?
by armscor 1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Proper way lubricants
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Proper way lubricants

I use stihl chain and bar oil, works well.
by armscor 1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 22
Views: 2650

Re: Power HACKSAW question

The old blades make excellent knives and gasket scrapers!
by armscor 1
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 22
Views: 2650

Re: Power HACKSAW question

Nice!
by armscor 1
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Jet HVM-2 help
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Jet HVM-2 help

The Pancake shaped motor I had on mine was 2HP, 4 pole, 3 Phase, put a VFD on it.
by armscor 1
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piston or Wedge QCTP.
Replies: 19
Views: 2455

Re: Piston or Wedge QCTP.

Thanks Pete, very clever and can be done without a DRO Harold!