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by pete
Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:25 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: A Small Mill: My Sieg X3 Saga
Replies: 101
Views: 57092

Re: A Small Mill: My Sieg X3 Saga

Bolsterman, I've followed this thread with a great deal of interest and I think you've done a hell of a job educating yourself about what your machines faults are and how to overcome these to a certain extent. It took me far too many years to learn what you already have in a lot shorter time period....
by pete
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: X-mas Recommendations for a Novice
Replies: 19
Views: 2097

Re: X-mas Recommendations for a Novice

Two more books that you can't do without. Machinerys Handbook, A older version will be just fine and the new ones have included a lot of info about modern machining methods that are of no real use to a HSM type. And the George H. Thomas book "The Model Engineers Workshop Manual" ISBN 1-85761-000-8 W...
by pete
Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New lathe - Precision Matthews 1127-VF
Replies: 23
Views: 8314

Re: New lathe - Precision Matthews 1127-VF

Tilfamm, I haven't dropped a mike. on mine yet but on a fast visual check that dimension looks about right. Your 100% right too about that taper on the spindle nose now that I think about it. It would be self compensating and I wish mine had that now. Harder to build a backplate for tho as you'd nee...
by pete
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New lathe - Precision Matthews 1127-VF
Replies: 23
Views: 8314

Re: New lathe - Precision Matthews 1127-VF

A non tapered spindle nose, It works exactly the same as the Sieg C-6, Probably the only thing Sieg did a half decent job on with my C-6. I am not a fan of threaded spindle noses for any lathe built today as I'd consider them almost ancient technology. But why weiss didn't and don't use the cam lock...
by pete
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New lathe - Precision Matthews 1127-VF
Replies: 23
Views: 8314

Re: New lathe - Precision Matthews 1127-VF

As far as I know Garant Machinerie stock metric lathes. Warco in the U.K. offer these machines in either metric or imperial so I knew they were avalible. Over the last few years there has been quite a few changes to the lathes basic design. I've emailed back and forth with a guy in the U.K. who boug...
by pete
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Any experiences with Precision Matthews mills?
Replies: 5
Views: 2610

Re: Any experiences with Precision Matthews mills?

Some info about mill head power feeds. Hopefully this will save someone some $$$ in repairs. The power feeds to the quill are NOT repete NOT designed for drilling. And if I remember correctly Bridgeport even says not to use it for anything larger than about 1/4"-3/8" size drill bits. You will do som...
by pete
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Horizontal Milling Machine: Atlas MFB/MFC
Replies: 5
Views: 4069

Re: Horizontal Milling Machine: Atlas MFB/MFC

Mike, There are a few more important features between the MFB and MFC models. I have a copy of the Atlas manual and the MFB models were not set up to use the outboard vertical support that fits between the knee and the overhead horizontal support. I've been advised that this support makes a huge dif...
by pete
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New lathe - Precision Matthews 1127-VF
Replies: 23
Views: 8314

Re: New lathe - Precision Matthews 1127-VF

I special ordered my Weiss/Elite lathe as a true imperial machine. I'm getting to be a little too old to change over to metric now. Standard tailstock taper for this lathe is MT2, But I was able to order one with a MT3. These lathes also have mounting points drilled and tapped for a rear mounted mil...
by pete
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fluting
Replies: 11
Views: 2139

Re: Fluting

One more thing in regards to fluting, If you wanted to replicate something like the fluting used on the full size beam engines as an example, A ball mill won't do it unless your using cnc. This requires a radius cutting tool, Visulise a saw blade with a radius on each tooth, MSC ect. sell them in va...
by pete
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New lathe - Precision Matthews 1127-VF
Replies: 23
Views: 8314

Re: New lathe - Precision Matthews 1127-VF

Vern,
If that's the 11"x27" lathe built by Weiss I bought one awhile ago but have yet to use due to home renos and a shop reno getting in the way. From what little I've checked it out tho I'm happy with what I see. So far I've never read a bad word about Precision Mathews or Matt either.

Pete
by pete
Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another part finished for the Beam Engine
Replies: 23
Views: 2331

Re: Another part finished for the Beam Engine

The dovetail at the top of the column is to properly align and maintain the correct bearing alignment in both axis's. I would imagine they did this on the full size version and then line bored both the bearing blocks and then fit the sleeve bearings. This would also allow slight adjustments to be do...
by pete
Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12 HP, 1/12 scale Beam Steam Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 3952

Re: 12 HP, 1/12 scale Beam Steam Engine

I've been fortunate that Jose has sent me a copy of his plans. He has put a huge ammount of time and effort into this design. Once his engine is built and the plans are proven then IMO anybody that's interested should be offering to buy a set of detailed emailed plans from Jose. I can say without a ...