View Full Version : Making progress...

04-17-2005, 09:27 PM
I spent the day working on my gorton mill. It's under power and I got the table feed installed but I still need to fit a new handle on the side opposite the feed and make a gearbox or belt drive for the quill feed. I also have some DRO parts that I need to assemble into something that works. It's gonna be sportin' bridgeport dials/locks because they're so common and cheap.

It was nice having it it "alive" instead of just sitting there like a turd http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

One day when I get all this stuff working I may make something besides machine parts...

Just in case anyone is wondering. Here she is right after she was pulled from the deep:

Deep Sea Tool Salvage

04-17-2005, 09:49 PM
Love the signature. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Keep up the good work. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif


04-17-2005, 09:51 PM
Hey Hoffman. I thought now you know how, you would be making all your dials. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif


04-17-2005, 10:00 PM
No one will ever say Gorton & wimpy in the same sentence. Eager to see the "after" pics.

Barry Milton

04-18-2005, 06:09 AM
Unless it is a common collet chuck.Good luck finding collets.I have known guys to scrap them becouse there are none to be found,I think some styles were propriotory.

04-18-2005, 08:07 AM
It's a B&S 9 spindle. I have a few B&S collets and a universal collet holder with a bunch of collets. Wells Index can grind a 9 spindle to an R8 for $200 so I was thinking about that but then I'd lose the use of the universal holder which I like pretty well.

The only problem with the universal is that it uses about 2" of daylight but it sure makes tool changes quick. I used them on Index mills and really liked them.