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Forum: Machining 07-26-2019, 02:15 PM
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Posted By cutter
You know, Dave, over the years I cannot think of...

You know, Dave, over the years I cannot think of a single time I ever had the need to swivel the head. However, it was always a definite requirement to get the thing back to registration with a...
Forum: Machining 07-13-2016, 07:13 PM
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Posted By cutter
Clive, I dug out the thread about the Mildred's...

Clive, I dug out the thread about the Mildred's Uplifting (http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41810) and read through it again. You are not among the commenters to it so I thought...
Forum: Machining 07-13-2016, 01:42 AM
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Posted By cutter
Nope. In the first place I've watched it go up...

Nope.
In the first place I've watched it go up & down at least a hundred times, more actually, without the guide bar. It will wave back & forth past center some of the time & does not necessarily...
Forum: Machining 07-11-2016, 06:28 PM
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Posted By cutter
Mark, I have studied your pictures several times...

Mark, I have studied your pictures several times and thought about what you've said here again.
The only conclusion I can reach is that your mill must not, indeed cannot, have as much inherent...
Forum: Machining 07-10-2016, 03:01 AM
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Posted By cutter
1. To wrap things up, I welded in the angled...

1. To wrap things up, I welded in the angled brace to the tab on the backplate and to the new sleeve.

2. Installed one last time.

3. View from the top.
You might notice that I turned the...
Forum: Machining 07-09-2016, 10:54 PM
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Posted By cutter
1. The new sleeve needed a slot to allow the...

1. The new sleeve needed a slot to allow the nutcracker/bearing sleeve to fit.
Mildred obliged.

2. The old Rucker hybrid-something hydraulic press smushed them together.
Sorry I didn't take a...
Forum: Machining 07-09-2016, 10:21 PM
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Views: 28,419
Posted By cutter
Mildred and I talked it over, she apologized for...

Mildred and I talked it over, she apologized for her twisted behavior, we agreed that it was probably caused by childhood abuse in her early development.
She needed a little bracing to help her cope...
Forum: Machining 07-09-2016, 09:44 PM
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Posted By cutter
1 & 2. Like I said, overkill. :) I did not...

1 & 2. Like I said, overkill. :)
I did not want to have to take it apart just to tweak the slots.

3. So it could end up something like this.

At this point I installed the guide bar & gave it...
Forum: Machining 07-09-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,419
Posted By cutter
I was perplexed by the challenge of figuring out...

I was perplexed by the challenge of figuring out how to mount the sleeve to the head and have it be aligned correctly. I decided it should be adjustable, at least temporarily.

For reasons of his...
Forum: Machining 07-09-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,419
Posted By cutter
There had to be a sleeve or housing for the 1...

There had to be a sleeve or housing for the 1 inch bronze bearings/bushings that slide on the chrome bar.

I hunted around & came up with a part from one of those old Texas Inertia Nut Crackers...
Forum: Machining 07-09-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,419
Posted By cutter
Okay, I'm tired of this for now. And Wilson...

Okay, I'm tired of this for now. And Wilson needs my participation in his schedule.
We have other things to do, part of his mental health program.
That takes a good bit of my time, you know. :)...
Forum: Machining 07-09-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By cutter
1. And there she sits. 2. The headband in...

1. And there she sits.

2. The headband in place. This thing is more secure than I ever hope it would be for such a relatively small amount of work put into it.
Now that is true only if you...
Forum: Machining 07-09-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,419
Posted By cutter
Now Clive, surely you've been around here long...

Now Clive, surely you've been around here long enough to know me better than that. :)
However, I will try to be more brief than my usual.
I've been noodling around in the pictures for a couple of...
Forum: Machining 07-06-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,419
Posted By cutter
ummmm?

ummmm?
Forum: Machining 07-05-2016, 12:23 PM
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Views: 28,419
Posted By cutter
I did not post a thread about it, Clive. I took...

I did not post a thread about it, Clive. I took hundreds of pictures along the way, most of which are details but they are disorganized and probably not very helpful unless I put a lot of time into...
Forum: Machining 07-04-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,419
Posted By cutter
Rong Fu Mill/Drill head lift guide

This is food for thought for tackit in the midst of his travails with his mill/drill. :)

Some of you may remember I built a motorized head lift for Mildred a couple or three years ago. I was...
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