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Old 11-29-2018, 04:53 PM
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OOPPPSSSS. Guess I was wrong. My neighbor Walter checked and I am n=missing a 13/16" collet. You got one you would part with?
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:08 PM
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Got some more progress on cleaning things up toady. Even got a start on reassembly. The vise is all clean up and reassembled. There are no mounting ears on the vise to bolt it to the table. There are 3 tapped holes in the bottom so now need to make a mounting plate.

Probably use a piece of 1/2" plate about 2" wider than the vise. Have to drill and counter bore the plate to bolt it to the vise and drill 2 holes for bolting it to the table.

Decided the first location would be too difficult to get the mill into the shop and up on the table so had to move a bunch of crap so now it will be just inside the front of the shop.

Walter made me a new 5/16-18 large slotted head screw to replace the missing gib adjustment screw for the table. Ran taps in all the holes to clean them out. Got the screw threads for the X & Y all cleaned up and nuts adjusted and oiled to remove any backlash. So far things are going well, just taking my time.
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Has it occurred to you yet that this thread should be in Machining?
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Has it occurred to you yet that this thread should be in Machining?
You haven't moved it yet.....
Honestly I haven't noticed it being I usually just scroll down and click on what ever catches my attention
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:38 PM
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Has it occurred to you yet that this thread should be in Machining?
I really did study the list of things in the different forums, and since I was not doing any machining it seemed to me that it fell under here, due to it being a piece of shop equipment.

I am not insisting it stay here, it is just what I interpreted after reading the examples under both categories. Please feel free to move it to machining if you feel that is best.

Sorry for the error.
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:02 AM
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The base for the mill sat down into a hole in the table. The problem is the PO could not measure for shit and made the hole undersized so instead of fixing the problem he ground off side side of the base so it would wedge down into the hole. It has to be hammered in using a wood block.

So need to do some mods to the table. Just one of those things I did not plan to have to do to get this mill up and running. Think I will add a rubber pad to reduce vibration while I am at it.
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This is a mill you are talking about right.
Mills are ballanced machines and should not vibrate in use unless you deliberatly use an unballanced tool and try to damage the most expensive bearing inthe mill with that tooling.
A better plan would be to invest in tooling that will do the job you want to do without being so out of ballance it causes the machine to vibrate.
Even a boring bar can be counter ballanced if needed.
You will find that the effort spent keeping the rotating mass in ballance will result in more accurate work with a better finish.
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Chris, get some hockey pucks to use under the base of the mill, instead of a rubber mat. I have been using them for under the feet on my machines since rmack suggested them years ago.
You can get them at most sporting goods stores or on Amazon. I buy them a dozen at a time, when I get down to 4 left in the bag, I buy another dozen.
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Ridgid is the key when machining. Rubber pads would allow too much movement IMO.

Hockey pucks are a good idea for sure.



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Old 11-30-2018, 01:25 PM
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Ridgid is the key when machining. Rubber pads would allow too much movement IMO.

Hockey pucks are a good idea for sure.



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So are you guys talking of using hockey pucks for the feet on a stand and spacers for elevating the equipment from the stand over a solid rubber....

What are hockey pucks made out of ? this is an interesting concept and sounds very plausible and I'm just trying to understand a bit more about it
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