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IOWOLF
02-08-2008, 04:20 PM
I got this Mill head for $100. It is a 2hp 3ph.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/iowolf/NEW%20MILL/SANY0638.jpg




I mounted it to my Cincinati #1 horizonal mill.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/iowolf/NEW%20MILL/SANY0640.jpg

I think it looks prety darned good, I might add it trams in at about .005 on the nod, and .015 on the side to side, but I am working on that.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/iowolf/NEW%20MILL/SANY0641.jpg

laddy
02-08-2008, 04:41 PM
Yikes!!! You did great!!!!! Wish it were mine. Fred

bhjones
02-08-2008, 04:45 PM
There's not much meat holding it onto the overarm. Have you made any cuts with it?

IOWOLF
02-08-2008, 04:54 PM
Not without the motor attached,But I'm thinking its more of a drill press and boring rig.

lazlo
02-08-2008, 04:56 PM
I might add it trams in at about .005 on the nod, and .015 on the side to side, but I am working on that.

The X-axis tram is easy to fix, but the nod is going to be a pain -- it looks like you're going to have to shim the bolt holes, or re-face the mounting plate.

Your Old Dog
02-08-2008, 05:02 PM
Some guys would be happy enough just to get a little head? Sure you ain't taken more than your fair share? :D

IOWOLF
02-08-2008, 05:08 PM
Oh, You noticed the die filer to the right?

Your Old Dog
02-08-2008, 05:19 PM
What I noticed was that you didn't seem to have a plethura of files for it laying around where I might see them :rolleyes:

Got one also, just looking for some files for it.

http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/39248/2166074140102651310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2166074140102651310MTMKHB)

IOWOLF
02-08-2008, 05:24 PM
I use normal , regular files. As most of us do.

HTRN
02-09-2008, 12:53 AM
Uhm, you guys know that Federal File (http://www.fedfile.com/) makes "machine files", right?

I don't know what they charge, but they stock a fairly wide selection.


HTRN

moldmonkey
02-09-2008, 01:57 AM
I heard the rumuor on one of the forums that Federal is actually out of die filer files. I use regular files upside down, also. Round chainsaw files are nice in that they come in different diameters and aren't tapered.

It looks like VICTOR (http://www.victornet.com/cgi-bin/victor/productlist.html) has some.

J Tiers
02-09-2008, 02:41 AM
YOW...... way cool that Victor has them........

Looks like I have to make another order soon!

moldmonkey
02-09-2008, 07:15 PM
Others probably know this, but today I discovered mini-hacksaw blades (the ones sold in the plumbing section) turn a die-filer into a metal scroll saw. Now the auctioneer wasn't a liar when he called it a scroll saw at the auction where I bought it. I had been using my Chinese bandsaw in the vertical position and it wasn't working very well for detail work.

Jon

John Stevenson
02-09-2008, 07:21 PM
Monsewer Mr Le Wolf.

Take the ram off, bolt it nose first onto the bed and with a decent face cutter clean the end up and the head will bolt on a lot better.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevenson.engineers/lsteve/files/ram.jpg


[ Edit ] BTY that face mill is about 9" in diameter, solid steel and holds 5/8" shanked cutters and was made on one of those so called crappy round column rf 40 mills when they first came out in about 1984.


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oldtiffie
02-09-2008, 07:32 PM
Monsewer Mr Le Wolf.

Take the ram off, bolt it nose first onto the bed and with a decent face cutter clean the end up and the head will bolt on a lot better.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevenson.engineers/lsteve/files/ram.jpg


[ Edit ] BTY that face mill is about 9" in diameter, solid steel and holds 5/8" shanked cutters and was made on one of those so called crappy round column rf 40 mills when they first came out in about 1984.

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Great pic John.

That is the nearest I've seen to a plano mill in years!!

That facility is the reason my next mill will be a horizontal mill with a universal table and a universal vertical milling head.

That facility in your pic makes a great large lathe as well if the speed is slow enough.

That head of Wolfie's is a great buy too. I did like the way he set up the "Z" DRO too - good job all round Wolfie.

IOWOLF
02-09-2008, 07:41 PM
John, good Idea, but that thing is heavy. :(

John Stevenson
02-09-2008, 07:43 PM
John, good Idea, but that thing is heavy. :(

Wimp.............

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