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Thread: Milling Machine Identification
14/07/2019 09:21:20
Posted by Nicholas Farr on 14/07/2019 08:49:51:

Hi JohnM, I've got it, you've taken the top one just lately and the bottom one when you first had it in your youth. nerd

Regards Nick.

Just checking my missus family tree to see if you are both related 😂😂😂😂😂

14/07/2019 08:41:37

Just a quick update and the reason why we don't involve our other half in anything practical.

I sent the following two photos to my partner and innocently she asked me which was the before and which was after 😱



01/07/2019 20:33:05

Anyone have an idea how to turn the Sylvac Caliper off? The seller said he had no idea and there are no instructions. He said he just left them on all the time thinking

01/07/2019 16:57:41

I'm off to pick this bad boy up. Soon I will have every tool required to make my doomsday machine!!! Watch this space 😱

Bad Boy

Edited By JohnM on 01/07/2019 17:00:24

01/07/2019 16:53:59
Posted by Meunier on 01/07/2019 15:39:54:

Amazing that there should be two of these machines - JohnMilton2 also has one !!



01/07/2019 15:32:50

If I was going to build a completely new shaft and add either a morse taper connection or iso30 (think this is right) What would be best to go with and what female connector would I need to attach to the shaft to accept either or both types of male connections?

Sorry I'm struggling with parts and descriptive terms.

Thread: Petty?
01/07/2019 15:23:45

I feel like a new man. Thank you.

Next question, I can't work out how to post in the Classifieds section? There is no new thread button etc.

01/07/2019 13:54:19

Thanks for the quick reply Jason. Can I change this myself or is it only forum staff that can change usernames?

01/07/2019 13:33:39

This will probably be seen as petty but hey ho. If you don't ask you will never know..

When I log in I am John Milton 2 there is no other John Milton I can see so can I change this username or can an admin? If another John Milton is a member then can I have another stab at choosing a username or is it not possible for me to change it? #petty

Uploading photos is quite 20th century (sorry but it is) five photos at a time soon gets boring but if we could possibly upload via FTP or have a faster easier way to upload photos maybe there would be more content. I have seen more than one post on the forums saying that uploading is quite involved and complicated.

I have more questions but I will see how well these go down before I ramble on.

Thread: Milling Machine Identification
01/07/2019 13:20:40

It is defo hand made I have bolts that have been cut round so that the sides can fit flush to the base #schoolboyerror Not sure if I should re-drill, Put in Allen key bolts or use the old ones that hide under the machines sides. I will add a photo later

I don't have the tools you are referring to Nigel but I am working on it. The bearings look okay but will know better after I give them a clean. Both bearings are Timken Hopper so I will try to re-use them both if humanly possible. the larger one is not giving up without a fight it's still firmly on the shaft. I am getting quite (excited) not quite excited but near to that, in that it is all disassembled now and ready for prepping for paint or bluing or whatever. I want to make it the best I can an yes I know it's a tool but I want it at it's best again so if you have any ideas for a finish as nearly the whole thing is bare metal. NOT Myford grey haha Thank you both for your comments, Very much appreciated.








Edited By John Milton 2 on 01/07/2019 13:21:53

30/06/2019 16:40:38

It's all apart now with one of the tapered bearings on the main shaft is being an awkward bugger. I'm looking at the price of a new one if I go Rambo on it so am just soaking it and pretending I don't care if it comes off or not. I'm cleaning off 60 years of grease and dirt and then going to re-assemble and decide which parts need oil and which need paint. I'm thinking I may drill out the existing fittings and go metric as Whitworth is not working so I'm thinking they could be pre war and either American or some other standard. Seven bolts made me lose sleep but eAuction site meant that I had the bolt remover required and all seven were out after only 30 minutes grafting. I am still trying to work out what milling head I am going to replace the original with to make this a fully working machine. I don't know which search terms to use so I'm struggling. Anyone that can give me a point in the right direction here?

I will add some photos soon but am on a mission so may take some time to reply. Thanks for reading and it's all good from here on... I hope 👌


Edited By John Milton 2 on 30/06/2019 16:41:09

28/06/2019 20:27:41

That's a good point HughE it's a schoolboy error to let on you need them to be evicted. I sort of went a little stir crazy and attacked with the angle grinder. I hope I can repair what is now somewhat broken but as above I think a whole new shaft is required anyway. I have now got it nearly all apart. Not the now and forever onwards to be called bas74rd bolts. Not knowing the terminology can someone tell me what I am searching for. I want a complete shaft and a socket that the milling head/collet will fit into.

Edited By John Milton 2 on 28/06/2019 20:28:33

27/06/2019 10:36:13

That's it! No more Mr nice guy. The angle grinder is out. I did warn them to be fair.

26/06/2019 15:08:11

PlusGas I honestly love you. Thanks for the tip Michael and Hugh. I wouldn't say it's easy but in some cases the bolts are just throwing in the towel now Little victories are keeping me going and giving me hope that I will see this machine completely dismantled after all.

25/06/2019 21:15:12

Next job and I have been putting this one off is removing the broken spindle. It is also locked solid and I hope this is a left hand thread or I have just been tightening it

I was going so well at the start too.

25/06/2019 21:11:38

These are on the way. they are a complete pain and I have never had so many problems removing bolts


25/06/2019 20:49:13

Yes, I of course meant a proper tool for removal. thumbs up

Edited By John Milton 2 on 25/06/2019 21:08:30

25/06/2019 15:11:22

I have at least five bolts that don't realise how important it is that they come out. I have tried the Plus Gas and will try it overnight. Then it's no more p'ing about and time for the angle grinder and stud remover. I give them one last chance to play fair 😂

25/06/2019 00:08:27

Plus-Gas is on it's way and I have a few 1/4 inch spanners. Still struggling so will keep an eye out for a 1/4 Whitworth Flank spanner. I can't seem to post in classified. I presumed it was a paid option. Dropped back on the Myford Lathe restoration today. I tend to clean up the workbench or go off and do something else while I process information regarding a job I'm stuck on. I don't go fast any more.

24/06/2019 11:55:18

I have found a friend prepared to lend me his decent Spanners. £20 each is a step too far for me. I will keep one eye out for some that go for a reasonable price.

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