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by armscor 1
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling Machine Power Feed
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Milling Machine Power Feed

Power feed on my Mill Drill, model SLGS purchased on Ebay, very happy with it.
The original power feed on the mill was too slow in rapid mode and retired it to my home made welding positioner.
by armscor 1
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: junk
Replies: 18
Views: 944

Re: junk

Did some work on a Buick, 1925 Roadster, rear axle seals leaking, made from leather, machined sleeves and installed modern lip seals. Driving that was a mission, accelerator pedal between clutch and brake pedal, manual advance retard, crash gearbox, mechanical brakes and no power steering in those d...
by armscor 1
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Runout Wobble on the Chuck?
Replies: 27
Views: 1051

Re: Runout Wobble on the Chuck?

Don't know how a Gudgeon is ground but maybe makes a good test pin and readily available.
by armscor 1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: junk
Replies: 18
Views: 944

Re: junk

I re ringed a 41 Buick straight 8 and adjusted the big end bearing caps, cast in Babbit with shims many years ago.
Could stay in third gear going around corners in the suburbs!
by armscor 1
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 28
Views: 3866

Re: Power HACKSAW question

Hi wally, my power hacksaw has 2 pistons submerged in a oil bath and connected to the underside of the pistons. The lift piston has a fine adjustable bleed valve. The piston driven off the cam is double the diameter of the lift piston. When it is on the return stroke the cam is timed to drive the la...
by armscor 1
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 28
Views: 3866

Re: Power HACKSAW question

The down feed is purely the weight of the frame, gravity does the job, that is how it is on mine.
Many years ago I used a power hacksaw that had a sliding counter weight, slide out and more aggressive feed.
Hope that helps.
by armscor 1
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Vee belts for lathe
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Vee belts for lathe

My Dean Smith and Grace had 5 "B" section link belts between gearbox and spindle and never had a problem running Fwd or Rev. The drive pulley had a built in eccentric so you could loosen the belts to remove links to increase tension on the belts. It gave a smooth transition from gearbox to spindle a...
by armscor 1
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spring loaded tap follower
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: spring loaded tap follower

Blondihacks on YouTube made a combination tap follower last week.
by armscor 1
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Laser Align Round Head Mill Drill.
Replies: 11
Views: 601

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: 601

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: 601

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: 420

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.