View Full Version : Painting progress pics of mill

06-05-2010, 02:06 AM
Found this Cincinnati #4 this past Winter and I'm slowly working on cleaning it up. These are the progress pics while painting. I sanded the paint that there was there and filled in where needed with red lacquer spotting putty, primed and painted. It has a ways to go before it will be running but it should be easier now to work on with it clean compared to how gunky it was.


06-05-2010, 02:07 AM

06-05-2010, 02:13 AM
Wow! That looks like it will be a rigid sum bitch compared to my bridgeport clone. Are you having to resurface the table or replace any of the axis screws?

06-05-2010, 02:28 AM
The Y axis is worn in the middle but the nut is good. Someone must have went through it already at some point... (could have been 30 years ago). The x nut is worn quite a bit though. I plan to install a dro on it though so maybe I'll not worry about replacing nuts or screws. The casting that bolts to the underside of the saddle that has the Y axis nut in it has a corner busted off. Also I see someone replaced the sleeve that connects the Y axis screw to the 3 spline shaft. I think the casting holding the screw got loose and cocked and someone forced it and broke things. The casting corner is fixable but I'll need to do something about the stripped threaded hole in the saddle where it bolted (heli-coil?). The Y axis square bed I can measure the thickness with a mic and there is only .0005" wear in the middle. I think whoever went through it before took it all the way part and resurfaced and scraped the ways. :)

06-05-2010, 08:50 AM
now thats a mill, way to go

06-05-2010, 09:46 AM
Wow! That looks like it will be a rigid sum bitch compared to my bridgeport clone.

Looks alot like the Kearney and Trecker rotary head mill we have at work.
Yes, they are rigid SOB's and a joy to use. The funny part is they only have I think a 3/4HP spindle motor(further hampered by a power hog variable belt drive). A 1/2" end mill pushed not very hard is about it's limit.

Tony Ennis
06-05-2010, 10:00 AM
You guys always impress me.

06-05-2010, 10:17 AM
That's gonna look like a million bucks when you're done. I hope that it's got lots of useable life left in it for your efforts!