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Ken_Shea
11-05-2009, 10:11 AM
Curious, Is there a special use for these?
30 Taper and looks like a horizontal.
A weird little mill from appearances.

http://www.barkermill.com/amd.htm

Doc Nickel
11-05-2009, 02:12 PM
There's lots of Nichols mills set up the same way, with two opposing spindles like that. (Besides ones with two spindles on the same head.)

Basically they're production machines, intended to mill two sides of a workpiece at the same time. Think something like doing the chamber side and valve-cover rail of a cylinder head simultaneously.

Not much call for 'em in a home shop.

Doc.

Rustybolt
11-05-2009, 07:02 PM
They're small production mills. They come in two sizes. Small and a littlle bit bigger. They usually have a lever for the x and y , but can also be had with screw feeds. I am partial to the over arm version in that it is much more rigid. Good little machines.

Ken_Shea
11-05-2009, 07:07 PM
Doc and Rusty,
Does not appear to be much they could do that an ordinary mill could not ???

Rustybolt,
What is an over arm version?