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by Richard_W
Wed May 13, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: The repair shop
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Re: The repair shop

I think that I watched all of them.

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by Richard_W
Wed May 13, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Lead screws
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: Lead screws

Ballscrews do not so you would need to lock any table direction not being used. I have not had this problem. Unless you are doing some heavy hogging. Generally there is enough drag on the table slides for it to not be a problem. Actually I would love to have ball screws on both X and Y axis on Brid...
by Richard_W
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old inspection indicator
Replies: 8
Views: 1920

Re: Old inspection indicator

Actually in its day it was the indicator set to have.

Richard W.
by Richard_W
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Anyone familiar with Supermax Lathes
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: Anyone familiar with Supermax Lathes

They seem to sell what ever they get a good buy on. With that being said I have seen the same lathes with the "JET" and "Birmingham". If I remember correctly the ones that I have seen were made in Twain? I don't know which one exactly that you are asking about?

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by Richard_W
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Tramming range
Replies: 14
Views: 3277

Re: Tramming range

I usually tram into the width of the table. If the table is 9" wide then I ream to just under a 9" circle. With in .001 inch is most likely way better then you need to be.
by Richard_W
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Uneven cut
Replies: 8
Views: 1957

Re: Uneven cut

I would check to see if the pattern had the same spacing as the pitch of the screw in the Y axis. If it does? You may have a bent screw on the Y axis? Wouldn't hurt to check the gib either.
by Richard_W
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: No good deed goes unpunished.
Replies: 8
Views: 4054

Re: No good deed goes unpunished.

What kind of mill is it and what type of power feed unit is on the X-axis? Many of the Bridgeport clones use the Servo or similar power feed units. They have a plastic gear that is usually the victim when table stops moving, yet the motor keeps running. Nyle The plastic gear has been my experience ...
by Richard_W
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New guy with a new used mill lots of questions.
Replies: 21
Views: 7736

Re: New guy with a new used mill lots of questions.

Lets start... I like to work with metal and expanding my machine collection. I picked up a heavy 10 South Bend lathe. Now I picked up a Burke Millrite MVN mill. It came with some stuff. It was an estate and the guy who owned it passed away. His son was selling everything and told me to dig through ...
by Richard_W
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi, I have a few items I’m trying to identify.
Replies: 14
Views: 4318

Re: Hi, I have a few items I’m trying to identify.

Your vise is usually used on tool and cutter grinders. I have used them to grind special lathe bits. They are not built to be rigid because you don't need to be all that rigid if you are just kissing the material with a grinding wheel. I bought a new one off ebay years ago.

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by Richard_W
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bridgeport as a drill press
Replies: 20
Views: 7933

Re: Bridgeport as a drill press

OK, thanks guys. Oh, and if anyone wants to buy this Bridgeport, contact me via PM. It's located near Bridgeport (yes, it hasn't traveled very far from the place of its birth). We are still working on prices (I'm helping to liquidate a machine shop). Steve If you are helping to sell a machine shop,...
by Richard_W
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Capabilities of a 12" lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 6442

Re: Capabilities of a 12" lathe

Depends on which 12 lathe you have? If it fit in the lathe I would try it. If the center is hollow you may be able to give additional support with the tail stock center if needed?

If not, then a rotary table on the mill might be the place?
by Richard_W
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Dubious Restoration
Replies: 36
Views: 13322

Re: Dubious Restoration

Looks to me as if it could have been restored, but it appears that he removed *all* of the rust from the ways. The fact that he doesn't bother to show us that step speaks volumes. He clearly considers it unimportant compared to the painting. Not showing how he cleaned the ways made me wonder as wel...