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japcas
01-18-2010, 03:32 PM
I just got back from the 2010 Cabin Fever show in York, PA. It was a great show as usual and there was some good buys too.

I bought a Chandler Duplex boring and facing head for $40. It holds 1/2 inch boring bars. It has a #5 morse taper shank on it but I'm going to machine up a new shank to fit my mill. It threads to the main body with a 1/2-20 thread. It was in very good shape and works very smooth although I did take it apart when I got home and inspected the insides. The grease was dried up inside so I cleaned everything up real good and relubricated it and then put it back together. The pics below are how it looked when I brought it home. Haven't got the new shank made yet. How did I do?

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/IMG_0508.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/IMG_0510.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/IMG_0505.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/IMG_0506.jpg

TGTool
01-18-2010, 03:35 PM
Can't beat that with a stick!

japcas
01-18-2010, 03:42 PM
I also picked up this Jacobs chuck mounted on an Erickson quick change 30 type toolholder. I need this for the 4000 pound Tree mill I drug home last week. I gave $100 for it and I know the chuck by itself would be worth more than that. The last listing I could find for just the arbor was about $80 new. The chuck doesn't appear to be used at all.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/IMG_0516.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/IMG_0522.jpg

jclem40c
01-18-2010, 03:53 PM
how about the Monarch EE the guy bought at Saturdays auction for $250?

ammcoman2
01-18-2010, 06:44 PM
I picked up one of those boring heads on E-Bay about a year ago. It had a Moore jig boring taper which I changed to a home made 5/8" straight arbor.

They are really well made but yours was cheaper and looks to be in vg condition. Using it to put on a facing cut puts a smile on one's face.

Geoff

japcas
01-18-2010, 07:16 PM
I picked up one of those boring heads on E-Bay about a year ago. It had a Moore jig boring taper which I changed to a home made 5/8" straight arbor. Geoff

While Googling for info on it I found your original post. Since I cleaned and relubed it I'd say it's as smooth as when new. I was tickled to find it for that price. I think a lot of the people at the show probably thought it was just another run of the mill boring head. And I think the #5 morse taper shank turned people off too. I'll post pics when I get the new shank made.

japcas
01-19-2010, 07:02 PM
Just finished up the new shank for the boring head. Turned between centers so everything is concentric. Now it fits a 3/4 collet.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/IMG_0578.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/IMG_0580.jpg

TGTool
01-19-2010, 11:19 PM
Just finished up the new shank for the boring head. Turned between centers so everything is concentric. Now it fits a 3/4 collet.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/japcas/IMG_0578.jpg



LOL That's probably how I'd do it too, but the thought of making a precisely centered shank for a tool that's designed to be used for it's deliberate eccentricity is somehow pretty funny.

japcas
01-20-2010, 09:31 AM
LOL That's probably how I'd do it too, but the thought of making a precisely centered shank for a tool that's designed to be used for it's deliberate eccentricity is somehow pretty funny.

Yeah, I know. But it is important to have the face that the boring head tightens up to square to the 3/4 inch fit so that it faces square to the spindle. Granted it would have to be out pretty bad to even show up in the work considering the range of this boring head.

RobbieKnobbie
01-20-2010, 12:15 PM
It was definitely a good show.

I picked up two Fuji/GE frequency drives, 1HP 110v, 230 3ph out for $99 and a 2hp 230 1ph in / 230 3ph out for 129. Impossible prices for brand new hardware!

Looks like I'll have variable speed on my drill press and lathe sooner than I thought

japcas
01-20-2010, 12:22 PM
It was definitely a good show.

I picked up two Fuji/GE frequency drives, 1HP 110v, 230 3ph out for $99 and a 2hp 230 1ph in / 230 3ph out for 129. Impossible prices for brand new hardware!

Looks like I'll have variable speed on my drill press and lathe sooner than I thought

Yeah the guy selling the vfd's had some great deals. I picked up a 3hp for me and a 2hp for a friend. You'll love the vfd on the drill press. I just changed mine over a couple of months ago and I set it up so I can tap with it now. Comes in real handy considering originally the machine didn't even have reverse. Wish the gang here from the forum would have met up for a few minutes. Cecil Walker and Craig Foster are the only ones I recognized.

bborr01
01-20-2010, 01:07 PM
Hi Johanthan,

Nice score on the boring head.

You mentioned in your OP about the grease being dried up.

Judging by the pics it looks like it is supposed to be lubed with oil.

Brian

japcas
01-20-2010, 02:24 PM
Yeah, it is supposed to be oiled. It did look like old dried up grease in there but it could have been dried up oil and crud that made it's way inside.