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by GlennW
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What spindle taper do I have?
Replies: 19
Views: 4765

NMTB 30?
by GlennW
Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New baby (Mill) in my garage!
Replies: 30
Views: 6512

Nice machine Jose! Looks like a long distance from the spindle bearing to the end of the cutter with the MT2 to collet chuck adapter. Does that cause any rigidity problems on roughing cuts? I prefer R8 Collets over End Mill Holders in a Bridgeport to keep the cutter closer to the bearing for rigidit...
by GlennW
Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Plz forgive me,BEAUTIFUL lathe in Minnesota!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2415

Noticed the "paint job" when the post first appeared. Look at the picture of the open drawer closely. Looking at the side of the cabinet it was painted with rattle cans over old paint and dirt.
by GlennW
Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What do you make with your lathe and mill?
Replies: 21
Views: 12284

Thanks! Not sure how that would work out as I am presently running it on a phase converter, it's a two speed 6 hp motor with a fairly complicated electric spindle brake, and a seperate coolant pump. Someone else on the PM forum was inquiring about a VFD to run the same lathe as mine and nobody reall...
by GlennW
Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What do you make with your lathe and mill?
Replies: 21
Views: 12284

The only thing I know about VFD's is that I know nothing about them!

Glenn
by GlennW
Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What do you make with your lathe and mill?
Replies: 21
Views: 12284

Yea, mine's 2000 max. It pretty much lives there.

Got plenty of hp, just needs speed. Was turning 5" steel round bar at 2000 taking .125" infeed with Cermets and the motor never changed pitch. Sure sprayed some hot chips though!
by GlennW
Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What do you make with your lathe and mill?
Replies: 21
Views: 12284

Herold, 2000 would be OK too! Found a super nice local 10EE. Older gentleman had it set up in someone else's building and unfortunately passed away. Owner of the building bought it from family and uses it to clean small shafts with Scotchbright!!! Has no interrest in selling it, but I'm going to pes...
by GlennW
Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What do you make with your lathe and mill?
Replies: 21
Views: 12284

All sorts of small quantities of little "stuff"! Primarily turning, millingmainly as a second operation. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/Fighter1/PC150245.jpg The weapon of choice.... DRO, Collets, 8" three jaw set-tru, 8" four jaw, 10" four jaw, 8" six jaw set-tru, turret, taper attach, stea...
by GlennW
Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 5c collet in a Jet lathe
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

That's what these are for!!!

http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRIT?PM ... O=34211887

3/4 socket on one side, brass on the other.

Glenn
by GlennW
Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 5c collet in a Jet lathe
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

Or...... http://cgi.ebay.com/Royal-5C-Manual-Collet-Closer_W0QQitemZ180190194212QQihZ008QQcategoryZ36345QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Then..... Buy a MT5 to MT4 adapter and bore and taper it for 5C. Although a proper bushing would be much better. And you are in business for very little cash ...
by GlennW
Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: CNC 101 "step by step"
Replies: 21
Views: 9055

Perhaps if you were to disclose your intentions such as looking to purchase a machine, build a machine, retrofit a machine, etc. it would be somewhat easier to find answers to your questions in the proper context.

Glenn
by GlennW
Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: CNC 101 "step by step"
Replies: 21
Views: 9055

CAD certainly saves on Trig calculations.
Cam is not a requirement. Push the buttons to program it!
Don't need DXF as DWG will work if not usig CAM.
2 1/2 axis is controlled X,Y with manual Z + or -.