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    Post Quillmaster

    I can't afford a bridgeport at this time, so I'm running a Grizzly Mill/Drill with the R8 spindle. My question is...Will a Quillmaster fit my mill or is there an alternative to the quillmaster for my machine?
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    First question would be what is the diameter of your quill? MOST Quillmasters have a 3.375" bore with a straight shaft that you use a standard collet on.
    I know there are some Quillmaster's out there that fit the old "M" head, which I think is 2 and 9/16" ub diameter. Pretty sure they all have a straight shank to be used with a collet.
    David from jax
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    Thanks, sandman...I'll check it out.
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    A serious accident is one that money can't fix.

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    sandman,

    Actually, that thread on the other board is exactly what brought my origional question to mind. I sure could use one of those things if it works with my machine. I will check it out this evening.
    Arbo & Thor (The Junkyard Dog)

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    I have a couple of hundred in mine, with the QRA and shipping.(Actually $230).
    Plus I bought a lower housing from another board member for around $40-$50 (?)
    It was one of the first "second chance" auctions from ebay that I ever got. Wasn't sure if it was legit, but it went thru without a hitch. So if that brazed piece of junk I got from Reliabletools ever breaks, I got it covered.
    I actually bought the QRA first, thinking I had the quillmaster auction sewn up. Won the QRA, but lost the Quillmaster by about a hundred dollars.(went for $270). I shopped till I found one that I could afford. Seen them cheaper since then, just no need for one now. Have even bid on a few of the "M" head ones, since I am trying to find an "M" head for the old Fray Mill.
    David from jax
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    sandman,

    I just checked my quill, and it is 3.800. Do you think that the housing on the quill master could be chucked in a lathe, and bored to 3.80, to fit my machine. If I ever see one in person, I will check it out then. It's just that I hate to spend $$ on one, and find out that it won't do what I want ti to. I envision all kinds of possibilities for one of these gadgets. Thanks.
    Arbo & Thor (The Junkyard Dog)

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    Nope, save your money.
    Maybe one of these would be better...


    http://img58.photobucket.com/albums/...artsmake1a.jpg

    http://img58.photobucket.com/albums/...partsmake1.jpg

    You could put a head like this on it.

    http://img58.photobucket.com/albums/...stroLhead2.jpg

    Or maybe one of these if you want right angles deep into a hole.
    http://img58.photobucket.com/albums/...lstroLhead.jpg
    A serious accident is one that money can't fix.

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    Space on a milldrill might be a problem, so maybe one of these would be better with the right upper part.

    http://img58.photobucket.com/albums/...htangleCNC.jpg

    David from jax

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    Question

    Anyone ever posted or published plans to make a right-angle head?

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