Adaption of a quill speed handle for a Bridgeport clone
So I thought I would like to have one of the speed handles for the quill feed on my ENCO Bridgeport clone, so I order one up.....It dont fit!!, not even!!
So, then I'm telling my machine Guru friend Lane about it and of course he seems to know everything there is to know about Bridgeports and their kin, (and most every other machine) so he rattles off some things to look for and do to make one up. It seems these "clones" have some peculiarities enough different from the Bridgeport to get you in a jam trying to fit up an aftermarket part. We had already run into this fitting up a knee power feed to it...even had Lane scratching his head on that for a few minutes.
This is a pix of what I had ..... on the right is the original handle parts, in the middle is main part of the bought speed handle, and on the left is the parts of what I built utilizing the bought handle.
This is a close up of the machined pieces, the dished washer has to be fitted and screwed to the quill shaft inside the body underneath the pivoting handle to prevent the body from coming off, where the original design had a set screw.
This is what it looks like mounted on the mill, --- made a neat addition
If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something........