View Full Version : Got-r-done previously to cut or no cut

08-16-2007, 11:32 AM
Finally got-r-done. Skimming off the bottom of that column turned out ok. After mounting the mill table on the stand, I mounted a piece of 1 X 2 bar stock on table, attached a dial indicator and checked the height of the four bolt locations of column mount. I cut some steel shim stock to bring all four locations too the same height. Bolted the column on and was within .0005“ thou right to left and leaning forward by .008. I made a wild guess and cut two .005 “horse shoe shims on put under the two bolts nearest the table and I got lucky. My column is now perpendicular to the table within .0005 “ thou in all directions.
I know someone will criticize what I done, but it’s a whole lot better than it was………Got chips too make.


08-16-2007, 03:13 PM
Looks like you solved the problem spot on. I have seen horseshoe shims in MSC's catalog so don't apologise for that. It is an old time remedy to messing with motors and big heavy things you don't want to have to move again. The mill looks good. I hope you enjoy it. I don't see how anyone lives without a mill, lathe, and surface grinder!

Al Messer
08-16-2007, 07:29 PM
Results is what counts!! Congratulations in having enough savvy to figure it out.

08-16-2007, 07:35 PM
IF it works Don`t fret the small stuff. Good Deal. Now make some chips.

08-16-2007, 07:39 PM
Must be the most accurate Mill drill on Earth.

Nice job,What is the runout on your spindle?

08-17-2007, 11:18 AM
Well it has never left the shop yet!!!:D

Here is my set up.
Half inch end mill in R-8 holder, indicator on end mill shank, rotate spindle by hand indicator barely moves .oo1" ....

Different story on my drill chuck...almost .008"....think I'll order a new R-8 shank.