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Wareagle
07-17-2006, 05:35 PM
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h15/wareagle1771/100_0318.jpg
This is on the back of the milling machine opposite of the head, and has a hole in it somewhere around 1" in diameter. Somewhere someone told me it is an adapter point for some sort of attachment, but for the life of me, I can't remember what it was. I'm sure y'all would know!

BTW, this is probably a dumb question, so take it easy ;)

Tin Falcon
07-17-2006, 05:40 PM
Wareagle:
That would be the mount for the shaper head. We had a two headed monster in one of the shops I worked. They come in handy for keyways etc.
Regards Tin

John Stevenson
07-17-2006, 05:41 PM
It's to hold the slotting head.

http://www.lathes.co.uk/bridgeport/img10.gif



Or if you don't have a slotting head and are weak of knee it's to hold the crane.:D



http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevenson.engineers/lsteve/hidden/Bridgycrane.jpg

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Backyard
07-17-2006, 05:43 PM
That hole on the back of the ram is for mounting a Cherrying or a Shaping Attachment. After attaching you swing it around to the table of the Mill.

Wareagle
07-17-2006, 06:07 PM
The cherry picker is an interesting idea. Hmmm, there might be another project on the horizon.

Thanks for the replys!
W/E