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Old 02-03-2011, 06:52 PM
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Default Riser Block For a Grizzly G3103 Milling Machine

A friend of mine has a Grizzly G3103 milling machine, a small knee mill with a 6' X 26" table. One of the limitations for the mill is the limited knee travel. With a vise and with a end mill holder, the daylight between the quill and the table shrinks drastically. Many mills offer the option of a riser block, that increases the that daylight, but none seems to be offered for the G3103. So I have decided to make one, tentative plans are calling for a 6" riser block, I'm starting to collect the necessary materials. So far I have a piece of 3" XHD pipe and (2) 7" x 1" steel discs. I'm planning to post pictures as I move along with this project. Sorry no postable drawings, I'm still working with Amish Cad 1.0, I haven't bothered with any upgrades



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Old 02-03-2011, 10:26 PM
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I'll be interested in seeing the fabrication. Those small knee mills do not have much a working vertical envelope.

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Old 02-04-2011, 10:17 AM
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Jack,

You can download an upgrade to AmishCAD.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:23 AM
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Hand-a-matic 2.0 ?

I prefer kneeling down on to the concrete floor of the shop, and
sketch it out with soapstone.

Flat pattern developement's get kinda complicated though.....
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:42 AM
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I'm still working with Amish Cad 1.0, I haven't bothered with any upgrades
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I love that expression. I'll have to use it next time someone wants details of
a project I do. :-) What's that cave in France with the pix on the walls?
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There are a number of them.

But you are probably thing of Lascaux.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:42 PM
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Ain't that the truth, I really miss Word Perfect 6.1, I really don't care any version of MS Word. I didn't care for the later versions of Word Perfect either.



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Old 02-04-2011, 04:40 PM
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not much progress being made, but it is getting closer to the lathe.

my raw material

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Old 02-05-2011, 07:40 PM
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I started the riser block today, ground off the hardened flame cut area, then turned it down to approximately 6", then bored a 3-1/2" hole in it for the 6-1/4" piece of 3" XHD pipe. Welded it all together, then turned the flanges down so the edges are parallel to each other. Now waiting for final measurements, for the bolt holes and the location register size.


1 - one turned down and the other ready to go
2 - turning the disc
3 - turning the disc
4 - the parts ready to be assembled
5 - all welded up and trued up



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