View Full Version : More Fray pics
07-15-2007, 09:55 PM
Well Here are four more shots of my Fray miller.
07-15-2007, 10:05 PM
When and where was it made? Is it 3 phase with a VFD?, the belt guard doesn't look tall enough for step pulleys. Do you find that the ram being adjustable from side to side, as well as front to back, an real advantage?
Looks like a real neat mill . Like all the adjustments very different. should be a nice hobby shop mill plenty heavy lots of cast iron.
07-16-2007, 04:17 AM
07-16-2007, 07:43 AM
Now that is one pretty mill. Looks like just the right size too. Fred
07-16-2007, 10:16 PM
Thanks folks, When I got it it had a washing machine motor powering it. I built the motor mount and the funky belt gaurd and changed out the 1/4 hp motor to the 1-1/2 hp, 3ph with VFD. All of the adjustments can be a pain in the A_ S at times but for jobs I don't mess with them. Yes it is real handyfor angle milling. the machine weighs between 1400 & 1500 lbs so it is pretty solid. I have some other pics and history here.
07-16-2007, 11:11 PM
That adjustable top slide and its ability to rotate on the top of the mill body is brilliant - absolutely brilliant.
I've never seen the likes of it before - but it's so damned obvious when I see it "in the flesh".
It makes my vertical mill - which I thought up to now was OK - seem a "bit Frayed around the edges".
Should solve all of the problems as regards angle milling on the table as opposed to using a vyce or whatever.
It should virtually turn a "standard" mill table into a "universal" (ie able to be rotated/angled in the x-y plane/s) without some of the inherent weaknesses of a "universal" mill table. To completely enhance it for "spiral" milling all that is needed are a universal dividing head and gearing - unless you want to "CNC" it (which would be a lot better and cheaper perhaps).
Thanks muchly for the post.
I really do hope you enjoy that machine and that your good fortune continues.
I am as envious as s**t!!
I agree that mill is trick, when they made that baby they had some specialized applications in mind.