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    10-12-2019, 04:00 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    That was a quick fix, even though you got lost for a little while. Imagine what we have to do out here. Phone up Busy Bee and order the part, then...
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    10-12-2019, 12:35 PM
    If you have a look at the end of the thread CX601 milling machine and yours is similar there is an inspection cover at the back of the head. By...
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    10-11-2019, 06:26 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    Looking at your picture of the gear again, it appears that maybe your machine had the same poor assembly as mine. All the plastic from the teeth is...
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    10-11-2019, 11:44 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    That is a separate shaft with a ball bearing at each end and it has a gear on the top that meshes with a gear on the motor. Looks like your mill came...
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    10-10-2019, 10:33 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    OK here we go, I will see if I remember how to put a picture on here. It worked! I see I remove the pivot positioning plunger and the down feed...
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    10-10-2019, 10:28 PM
    Cuttings added 1 photo(s) to album New Mill
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    10-10-2019, 10:22 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    Yes, I have the exact same mill. It even has the lowered head crank position because I copied it from your drawing posted here. If you remove the...
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    10-10-2019, 02:02 PM
    I bought some from Encore Metals in Delta and they cut me the lengths that I needed. Most of them were less than a foot long.
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    10-10-2019, 01:56 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread CX601 Milling Machine in General
    Good morning Brian. You should be able to handle the job just fine. I have had just about every part of the head on mine apart at some time. If you...
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    10-09-2019, 11:05 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread sharpening systems. in General
    On my cheap Chinese/ Grizzly grinder the shoulder for the inner wheel washers was very shallow. I machines up some new washers with a close fitting...
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    10-08-2019, 05:04 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread sharpening systems. in General
    I built the grinding rest and all of the accessories from Harold Hall's book "Milling A Complete Course" a number of years ago and find it quit handy...
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    10-06-2019, 07:27 PM
    The authorities are talking about banning some of the older wood stoves that kick out a heavy creosote pollution when dampened down. I know around...
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    10-05-2019, 12:48 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread DRO question. in General
    You can go on the DRO PROS web site and look up the video tutorial on just about any feature on their DRO's
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    09-14-2019, 11:02 AM
    I used to have trouble getting accurate locations on drilled holes. In those days I used a good ruler, scribe, prick punch, center punch then the...
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    08-30-2019, 06:35 PM
    Here is an idea for you. Why don't you build a little water pump to be driven from your engine. It would be a bit of a challenge to build a nice...
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    08-29-2019, 12:39 PM
    Shortly after I bought my Craftes mill I installed a 3 axis DRO Pros on it. The mill came with a cheap DRO on the quill that didn't work very well...
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    08-25-2019, 07:02 PM
    Sounds good Brian, are you going to give it whirl?
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    08-25-2019, 11:42 AM
    This is a little off this subject but related to Whangarei. When I was there I was helping a friend with a rear seal problem on a small Perkins...
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    08-25-2019, 11:03 AM
    Norman this brings back a lot of good memories. I cruised from Canada to new Zealand a lot of years ago in a steel yacht that I had built myself. I...
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    08-18-2019, 12:44 PM
    To add to the list of battery terminal coatings. I have had very good success with spray on Fluid Film. Just put it all together clean and dry, then...
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    08-09-2019, 06:12 PM
    Here is a trick you can put away in your bag when you don't have a ring compressor for a small bore engine. Get a hose clamp that fits the size you...
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    08-06-2019, 06:53 PM
    With all your lapping you are going to have a nice close fit on your rings and piston. Nice work Brian.
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    07-25-2019, 11:35 AM
    Thanks for all the comments guys. Like Robg I have installed a countless number of rings on much larger engines where you had to have an expander...
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    07-24-2019, 07:16 PM
    Has anyone made a piston ring expander for rings in a small bore engine around 1.125" diameter. I imagine it would be very easy to break a ring...
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    07-22-2019, 02:25 PM
    Cuttings replied to a thread Record (vice) request in General
    Keep in mind that Record is another one of those companies that has been bought out and I believe they are now made in China. The original Record...
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    07-21-2019, 11:10 AM
    Cuttings replied to a thread M25 x 0.75 thread in General
    You might try biscotoolsupply.com in Florida. They say they specialize in hard to find tools and can ship quickly
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    07-16-2019, 10:54 AM
    Good morning Brian. Glad everything went well with the surgery. I have known a few people that have had that done including my wife. They all comment...
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