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C - ROSS
04-07-2006, 02:16 AM
I found this thing attached to the little Lewis mill, do you know what it is?? I'm at a loss.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a135/C-Ross/thing2.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a135/C-Ross/thing1.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a135/C-Ross/thing3.jpg

Ross

J Tiers
04-07-2006, 02:30 AM
No....

I'm guessing it is some special-purpose deal.... wasn't that mill set up for a particular job at its old home?

C - ROSS
04-07-2006, 11:23 AM
Darn, I was had high expectations. Wanted to know what that thing is. When I got the mill it was set up to cut keyways, if that is any help.

Anybody else out there know what it is?

Ross

BobWarfield
04-07-2006, 11:35 AM
Looks to me like a little fixture designed to facilitate precisely positioning the workpiece before beginning a machining operation. It has two positions for the plastic/rubber piece to act as a bumber or stop. Looks like it got one end into the spinning stuff at some point. Would be used for a production run of some kind.

Best,

BW

Dan Craig
04-07-2006, 04:58 PM
BobWarfield may well be correct. The previous owner/user of the mill was big into fixtures and jigs. It was likely also his brazing repair of the pulley. We still have a few "little gems" like that here in the shop on various other equipment.

Exactly what was being made is anyone's guess. The fact that it was set up to cut a keyway could just have been coincidence.

Do you happen to remember where the part in question was located on the mill?

C - ROSS
04-07-2006, 06:13 PM
Dan
At this time I'm unable to tell you the exact location of that device. When I start putting everything back together and am able to check the pictures I took, I will try to give you a look at it on the mill.

Thanks for all the help.

Ross