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    Today, 02:12 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Project continues unabated, rest of the day I spent prepping parts that still need to be painted. For these parts with lots of difficult to reach...
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    Today, 07:05 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    First test run of the Deckel with all major parts mounted. Forum software says only one video so the 2nd one is linked, just doing a test of...
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    Today, 06:32 AM
    Wrong thread...
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    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I've been spending the last few days on the shop reorganization, but today I worked on the electrics for the FP2. I decided to add another 3-phase...
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    Yesterday, 02:08 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Shop reorganization continued with a new tool wall and the moving of tool holders to new places.
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    07-17-2019, 05:33 AM
    Homemade indicator video, a bit different than the commercial ones. It's only accurate to tenths of a mm though, so I don't think it's a very usable...
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    07-17-2019, 03:00 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread 10EE crosslide in General
    I have to say that just doesn't work for me. Based on my own recent experiences, I read so much material and so many other documented disassemblies...
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    07-15-2019, 07:23 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    After I hit a "milestone" in the FP2 project I decided to go ahead with a shop reorganization. The modified 2T shop crane has been one of my...
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    07-14-2019, 11:24 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    The long reach head and vertical head is now reassembled as well. Reassembly of the vertical head was tricky, all the t-nuts fell to the...
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    07-13-2019, 12:59 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I decided to go on ahead with reassembly of the head stock today. Also completed reassembly of all the other components to the vertical head...
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    07-13-2019, 04:39 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I gotta take the chance when I have vacation, otherwise my day job keeps me from making it to these places when they are open. Anyway after the...
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    07-13-2019, 04:25 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you eat today? in General
    End result
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    07-12-2019, 05:46 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread Acceptable runout? in General
    I agree that .002" runout is very good, as is .004" runout on a three jaw, I have like .010" runout a lot of the time on my worn out chuck. Have got...
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    07-12-2019, 05:01 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you eat today? in General
    Last night we grilled a chicken, not sure if this is grilling or BBQ. At any rate it was good for chicken I guess. Unlike most people I can't stand...
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    07-12-2019, 04:15 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I have been to the scrap yards and some metal working companies nearby and bought off-cuts and looked through the heaps, not pictured is 20-30 kg of...
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    07-11-2019, 02:45 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Well you do this test with the bearings dry and the thrust bearings are only finger tight, so the play is greater because as I understand it, the...
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    07-11-2019, 07:24 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    That's what it is yes. The wear if concentric can be taken up by larger rollers, though I am not sure where to get them, Franz Singer will regrind...
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    07-11-2019, 02:36 AM
    I read some threads on PM on CNC conversion of Deckels and it does not seem as straight forward as just fitting motors to the drives. Even upgrading...
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    07-10-2019, 12:43 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I've cleaned up the parts and then I did a dry assembly to test the play, as per the instructions I have read. I mounted the spindle back in the...
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    07-09-2019, 03:14 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Thanks! Today I took apart the vertical spindle: The red stuff had me worried at first, but it's just old grease.
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    07-09-2019, 01:41 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Thanks it's a 2K epoxy paint, finnish company Teknos and the paint is Teknoplast HS 150.
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    07-08-2019, 01:32 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I decided I wasn't happy with the result, especially on the vertical head so I bought more paint and sanded and went at it again. This time it's not...
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    07-07-2019, 02:18 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    And non machining stuff, made strawberry jam, far to little to last through winter though. And they say the bilberry harvest is looking bleak this...
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    07-07-2019, 01:56 PM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Finished the prep work today and masked it off, just came in from painting. Unfortunately I had issues with the spray gun, despite thorough cleaning...
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    07-06-2019, 07:31 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I decided to take apart the long reach head further after all. I wanted to remove the front gear and gear assembly and shaft as well,...
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    07-05-2019, 09:03 AM
    I too have a burr file, but I only went at it with a belt grinder so the surface is not as flat.
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    07-05-2019, 08:55 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I don't think it's that difficult if you have a sensitive enough indicator (I have a 2um one, it should be enough despite that), there are...
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    07-05-2019, 07:38 AM
    Just an FYI, I saw Stefan Gotteswinter redid his website and sells precision ground stones now, 90 euros for a pair seems like a steal when they are...
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    07-05-2019, 03:08 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I have begun disassembling the vertical head on the deckel to service the spindle. This is about as far as I will go for now. I will work on the...
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    07-04-2019, 04:36 AM
    DennisCA replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    The one I am running now is a 3mm and I haven't had any problems. Don't really understand american lathe sizes well enough to get a sense of scale...
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