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  • Setting Up A Mill

    I purchased a new mill last week and since then I have spent my time just getting it out of the crate and into position. Very heavy.
    With the new Anglock vice bolted on and aligned it was time to mill up some Tee nuts. I am using some 20mm x 20mm 6060 aluminium. These nuts will not be used to hold anything down. They will be used to fix an aluminium bed cover plate. That way I can place tools on top of the bed without damaging it and just in case things go wrong and I drop a surfacing tool it will only hurt the cover plate. I call it the no tears cover plate.

    I know there is no welding yet but there will be soon.

    Ji
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    Last edited by Jigantor; 03-28-2013, 08:26 PM.

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    Cleaned all the chips out of the Tee slots.
    Oiled the bed.
    Scribed a curve and cut it out.
    Drilled some holes and bolted it down.
    Looking great.

    This should stop the bed from rusting, stop the slots from filling up with chips and protect the bed from tool impact.

    Ji
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    • #3
      Made a tool holder with the limited time I had left.
      I will improve it tomorrow.

      Ji
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      • #4
        Looks good.

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        • #5
          How are going to mount vise, etc? Remove plate?
          cg

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          • #6
            Thanks for the kind words Kev

            Ji

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            • #7
              Hi CG,
              The curved cut in the plate I made fits snugly around the rotary base on the vice. If I need to mount another device like a rotary table I will remove the plate for that project.

              Ji

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              • #8
                I use clear plexiglass on my mill bed. Bolting a plate on your table will collect moisture that you can't see and rust your table very fast and you won't even know it. The plexiglass has been on my mill for ten years and works great

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                • #9
                  Happy Easter all !
                  I drove over to Carba-tec this morning and picked up a circle cutter.
                  Back in the workshop I had to make another tool holder for the collet spanner, anglock vice wrench and draw bar hammer.
                  A part from the wrench the other two required a 40mm and 35mm diametre holes. Plenty of ways to do this but I wanted to see how this new circle cutter would go.
                  Real fast and real good.
                  Durring the first hole the bit came lose so stopped the mill and tightened it and no more issues.

                  Ji
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                  • #10
                    Second tool tray mounted.
                    Just have to find out what more I want and mill the holes or slots.

                    Ji
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                    • #11
                      All the tools are mounted.
                      Just waiting for the next tool purchase to mill some more positions.

                      Ji
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                      • #12
                        Jig,
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by WyoRoy View Post
                          Jig,
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                          Hey WyoRoy... ****!!!!!! (And I mean that it the best sort of way!)

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                            It probably would have been better to show a shot with some metal content...
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                            • #15
                              Very nice Roy by the look of that you have been collecting for some time

                              Ji

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