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by Mr Ron
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Questions about new DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 759

Re: Questions about new DRO

I've begun fabrication of the components needed to attach my DRO to my mill. It is oppressively hot right now in south Mississippi (95°), so my time in the shop is very limited, but I am making progress. My wife is in the hospital and visiting takes me away from shop time. I will be taking her home ...
by Mr Ron
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Questions about new DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 759

Re: Questions about new DRO

NP317 wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:33 am
For your smaller mill, that sounds like a good solution.
Go for it!
~RN
Thank you for your endorsement. I've ordered some 2x2x1/4 aluminum angle. That should be rigid enough (27.250 lg) to keep the scale from flexing and protect it from damage. I'll let you know how it all turns out.
by Mr Ron
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring making, coils folding over... help?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Spring making, coils folding over... help?

Are you winding the springs freehand or using the feed on the lathe?
by Mr Ron
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Questions about new DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 759

Re: Questions about new DRO

Interesting idea. There is a possibility you will lose some resolution/repeatability due to the extended mounting. It provides opportunities for flexibility, especially if hit. ~RN I have no other choice as the table stops 1/4" from the column. If I place the scale/encoder there, I will lose 1-1/4"...
by Mr Ron
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Questions about new DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 759

Re: Questions about new DRO

Here are two more sketches.
MILL TOP VIEW.jpg
MILL FRONT VIEW.jpg
by Mr Ron
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Questions about new DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 759

Re: Questions about new DRO

I have come up with a way to mount the X-axis scale and encoder on the front of the table since there is not enough room to mount it on the back of the table. I hope you can understand the sketches. The angle will run the full length of the table and will protect the scale and encoder. The encoder b...
by Mr Ron
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Questions about new DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 759

Re: Questions about new DRO

I finally took to installing the X-axis to my mill, but came up right off the bat with a dilemma. It appears that I will lose almost 1-1/4" travel on the Y-axis by mounting the X-axis scale and encoder at the rear of the table. My Y-axis only has 5-3/4" travel and 1-1/4" is too much to lose. That me...
by Mr Ron
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Questions about new DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 759

Re: Questions about new DRO

Jaxin,guys other than DRO pros what DRO did ya'll go with and who did ya'll purchase them from?I also have a BP that is in pieces which I want to mount a DRO on it.I just can't pull the trigger on what DRO pros sells cause I'm just one of those occasional user,weekend wannabe machinist.Is there a b...
by Mr Ron
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Questions about new DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 759

Re: Questions about new DRO

I have been postponing installation of the DRO since July 10th, mainly because of the summer heat and a lazy attitude. Actually I'm glad I did because I have a new perspective after reading these replies. Age has made me more patient and not rushing into anything until I feel I have all the necessar...
by Mr Ron
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Questions about new DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 759

Re: Questions about new DRO

I was thinking about removing the table for better access for drilling holes, but then I realized I might have to modify/machine some parts for the fitting of the scales/encoder. I think I may have to find a right angle drill. The least expensive Rt angle drill I can find is an air tool Rt angle dri...
by Mr Ron
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Monarch lathe
Replies: 33
Views: 748

Re: Monarch lathe

Originally I posted this out of curiosity, expecting a simple reply, but after reading all the replies, I can see why the Monarch 10EE is so coveted. Sounds like it could be compared to a Rolls Royce, Duesenberg or Bugatti. If I ever win the lottery, my first purchase will be a Monarch 10EE plus the...
by Mr Ron
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Questions about new DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 759

Re: Questions about new DRO

Thanks WesHowe for the tip. I never considered there may be oil points on the BACK of the table. I only knew about the ones on the front, but the rear needs them too; right! I wonder how many others are aware of this. It's tips like this that make this forum so valuable. I always thought I could con...