Mill Enclosure

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suissehorology
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Mill Enclosure

Post by suissehorology » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:36 am

I am purchasing a Sherline mill to go with my taig lathe. Can anyone direct me to photos of mill enclosures so that I can get some ideas. Thank you. Rob
Rob

dang2
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Post by dang2 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:59 am

Search Cnczone for "mill enclosure". There are 3 or 4 good examples there.

For a sherline, you might only need a cement trough from Home Depot and plexiglass cage for the coolant.

kapullen
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Post by kapullen » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:50 am

suisse...

Here is an enclosure I designed for the machines at work (the blue thing).

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The front swings down, or will come off completely for cleaning, and loading the vise.

These were bent up but a bit of aluminum sheet, angle, and pop rivets will
do the job.

Kap
Fadal Turn, Fadal Vmc 15, Prototrak 16 x 30 Cnc Lathe, Pratt and Whitney 16 x 54 lathe, Pratt and Whitney Vertical Shaper, G & E 16" Shaper, B & O Electric turret lathe, 36" Doall band saw,
Enco B.P. Clone, Bridgeport CNC Mill, Delta 12" Surface Grinder.

Harold_V
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Post by Harold_V » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:44 pm

Very nice, Kap. Every bit as nice as the enclosure offered by HAAS for their toolroom CNC mill------for $800!

Harold

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