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by armscor 1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper
Replies: 21
Views: 6685

Re: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper

Just checked mitutoyos website and they list the Module but most of the description is in Japanese so no luck. The module/ display is for a Code No 500-172, Mod No CD-8" C. I tried changing the module from my late model 6" but it returns an error, suspect my early model uses a different system for t...
by armscor 1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: planer
Replies: 20
Views: 4342

Re: planer

Another problem I anticipate is the machine walking all over the workshop!
by armscor 1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper
Replies: 21
Views: 6685

Re: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper

Opened the box of my Mitutoyo 8" Digimatic Absolute Vernier which I rarely use yesterday and found the screen has gone dark. Opened the battery compartment and the battery has leaked destroying the internals. Priced a new one, $230, can't justify buying one at that price, back to the old trusty mech...
by armscor 1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monster Collett
Replies: 9
Views: 2253

Re: Monster Collett

Spot on, 600mm diameter, made in UK.
by armscor 1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Fixed.
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

Re: Lathe Fixed.

My 13x42 Dean Smith and Grace built in 1954 must have been well ahead of their time, cam driven piston oil pump with a myriad of copper tubes fed from a main header feeding all gears and bearings and sight indicator to give you a visual of oil flow, used a vfd on it and lubricated at low speeds. A f...
by armscor 1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monster Collett
Replies: 9
Views: 2253

Monster Collett

Bit big for my mill!!
Slots cut with EDM.
by armscor 1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Fixed.
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

Re: Lathe Fixed.

One thing I did discover is when I ran the lathe at low speed with Headstock cover off thru my VFD the oil is not thrown high enough to lubricate the spindle bearings. There is a trough around the periphery of the headstock with 2 oil feed holes to the front and rear spindle bearings. Running the la...
by armscor 1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Fixed.
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

Re: Lathe Fixed.

Bought my kit some 30 years ago, mainly for removing blind bearings in motorcycle crank cases.
Checked Sykes Pickavant website and they still sell the same kits, highly recommend it.
by armscor 1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Fixed.
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

Lathe Fixed.

My 13x40 lathe was getting noisy and headstock shaking at high speed. Lathe in neutral found the countershaft had a tight spot. Removed blind bearing on rear of headstock very tight, applied heat and managed to get it out, thought I was going to break the puller. Cut the bearing open and severe pitt...
by armscor 1
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dorian
Replies: 15
Views: 2756

Re: Dorian

I live in the most Typhoon, Cyclone, Hurricane prone country in the world and it amazes me that the people living near me do no or little preparations with the impending Typhoon. We had one go directly over us in 2006, 170 MPH wind strength, I thought we were going to lose the roof, truly terrifying...
by armscor 1
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheels on Shop Press?
Replies: 21
Views: 3325

Re: Wheels on Shop Press?

Years ago working in the main workshop in an oil refinery one of the welders decided to straighten a beam on a 50 ton press, placed tripods on each end of the beam and ram on the beam, you can guess the result, pulled the concrete bolts out of the floor, luckily it did not topple over.
by armscor 1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: planer
Replies: 20
Views: 4342

Re: planer

Another thought too Harold, maybe insignificant, is the mass of a piece of 12 foot cast iron which is bowed or twisted when lowered and settles on the Mag chuck will move.
Don't know how you would compensate for that?