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    Ok- this is really silly- but I jut bought an old Enco Bridgeport clone. The former owners, apparently ashamed of having an enco machine in their shop, removed the enco badge from the head of the machine:



    I'd like to find the original Enco tag that goes there. But assuming I cannot, what should I put there?

    * a nifty mirror-polished piece of aluminum to serve as a fun house mirror
    * a metric/english/fractions chart, or tap drill chart
    * a place to write notes with a grease pencil or eraseable marker
    * ??

    Any ideas of something that would actually be useful, and/or look good?
    I may try to contact enco about the badge. Howver, this model is from 1980- they may have changed how the badges mount on the newer machines.

    I know this is a pretty trivial thing, but it just bugs me to look at it.

  • #2
    A reclined nude would be my vote.
    James Kilroy

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    • #3
      My vote is for something useful like a laminated tap drill chart.

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      • #4
        a good set of teeth?

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        • #5
          Use a VFD to run the motor & put a guide chart for output speeds for 5Hz 10 Hz 50 Hz and 100Hz for each speed,
          Nick

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          • #6
            A pair of eyeballs ?

            That's what it looked like it was missing to me

            .
            .

            Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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            • #7
              Originally posted by John Stevenson
              A pair of eyeballs ?

              That's what it looked like it was missing to me

              .
              I thought the same thing but you beat me to it.

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              • #8
                I'd have to put in a nice engine turned aluminum plate with some oddball name on it.

                Just to mess with the next owners head.....
                I can already see the posts, "anyone know where I can find replacement parts for a john deere vertical mill?"

                Ken.

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                • #9
                  Biax Third Moon Flaking! Just don't push too hard.
                  Then you can sell it on Ebay if you have to.

                  Rgds
                  Michael

                  Australia

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kendall
                    I'd have to put in a nice engine turned aluminum plate with some oddball name on it.

                    Just to mess with the next owners head.....
                    I can already see the posts, "anyone know where I can find replacement parts for a john deere vertical mill?"

                    Ken.
                    You'd have to paint the mill green & yellow if you did that...

                    David
                    Montezuma, IA
                    David Kaiser
                    “You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.”
                    ― Robert A. Heinlein

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                    • #11
                      Now that would be one sharp lookin' mill


                      I'd like to vote either for a tap/drill chart or something to write notes with a grease marker on. The area around my little smithy is sheet metal and I regularly write myself notes/sketches/dimensions etc with sharpie. Since its sort of oily anyway, the sharpie normally wipes up but if it doesn't, I spray it with some break clean or kerosene and wipe away.

                      Grease pencil and a smooth surface to write on might be pretty handy...

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                      • #12
                        A message written in Klingon "Miserable Earthman. I will eat your brain!"

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                        • #13
                          Scratching it

                          Originally posted by miker
                          Biax Third Moon Flaking! Just don't push too hard.
                          Then you can sell it on Ebay if you have to.

                          Rgds
                          Miker.

                          You ARE a bl**dy "stirrer" aren't you? And you read the posts too!!

                          Well done - I loved it!!!

                          That post is not only a case of putting the knife in and twisting it but will be like kicking a hornets nest full of "scraping" aficionados. They'll be after you after they get over their apoplectic fits!!

                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apoplexia

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                          • #14
                            Whiteboard for notes.

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                            • #15
                              To me there is only one real choice with the shape of the blank out and the surrounding environment that the rest of the machine looks to be in (well used)

                              A series of Cumbe Mayo petroglyph's --- preferably at least three starting with the first one showing how to turn the machine on, the second in actual running of the machine and the third of the subject getting hit in the forehead by a piece of material - loading his pants and then getting taken away to the local hospital.

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