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Thread: Tramming Milling Machine
22/06/2020 06:08:21

I did a search, but haven't seen anything regarding the shimming of the head. Just the actual tramming.

22/06/2020 03:17:30

I just finished restoring a used milling machine, and i am still learning all the ins and outs of the tool.

how does one tram a milling head like mine? Do i use shims on the base of the post? How often does one need to tram the actual machine?



Edited By JasonB on 22/06/2020 07:00:54

Thread: R8 or morse taper 3?
12/06/2020 19:39:27

Also, i noriced some of these chucks have flat ends on the end of the taper - what are those designed for?

Are all morse tapers tapped with a hole one one end to allow for the drawbar? I saw some photos online, but the description failed tp mention whether they were tapped.

12/06/2020 00:38:30

In regards to the most vommonly sized tool, is there one? I mean i know its a generic question. Most of my applications will be for modifying pulleys, building spacers, hinges... all car related.

Edited By Jeremy Smith 2 on 12/06/2020 00:40:21

11/06/2020 22:18:26

Do the er25 collet tools also use a drawbar?

obviously, the er20 collets would most likely to be too small,?

Edited By Jeremy Smith 2 on 11/06/2020 22:21:39

11/06/2020 19:29:15

I have an rf-30 milling machine, which accepts morse taper 3 tooling. Will it also accept r8 tooling?if so, what is needed to make it work? Which is better to invest in - r8 or m3 tooling?

I came across these in the classifieds - will these work in my **LINK**

what do you suggest i invest in to get started?

Thread: Milling machine basics
10/06/2020 02:14:57

I just finished rebuilding a mill, which I was able to get at a really good price.

Can anyone recommend a beginner’s book for learning the basics?

Thread: Keeping Shop clean
07/06/2020 01:07:40

I tend to do a little bit of everything in my shop, everything you can possibly imagine ( not just machinework). Controlling the swarf on my myford ml10 has been challenging, as I like a really clean workshop, as different projects require different environments (you don’t want to assemble a v8 with metal shavings hanging off of tool boxes).

I use a vacuum quite a bit in the shop. Do any of you here have a system for keeping the shavings from landing all over the place? Like shower curtains or something to that affect? I know it sounds weird, but I feel it is something that has posed a challenge to others in the past besides myself.

Thread: Toothe broke on lathe chuck
25/05/2020 03:20:49

How should i be loading these into the chuck? I’m stumped on which sequence to do it in...tried a few times.

25/05/2020 03:16:51
Posted by Gavlar on 24/05/2020 09:12:05:

I have a drawer full of assorted Burnerd chuck jaws. I got them as part of a job lot and they don't fit anything I currently own. If your chuck is a Burnerd and you send me precise dimensions of your broken jaw, I can't promise to have the right ones but I'll have a sift through to see if I have a suitable set.

Which dimensions will you need from me? I would really appreciate this.

25/05/2020 03:11:47
Posted by J Hancock on 24/05/2020 09:12:56:

Usually caused by overtightening/shock load when at the extreme capacity of the chuck.


i figured that out once it happened. I have been trying to time it accordingly so i could still use them, but have been unsuccessful.

24/05/2020 08:06:53

280a87eb-fc2b-4cea-a650-ab6dfb14d620.jpege5093b8e-57ae-4b1a-8605-3aeb6ce89bd3.jpegToday when i was tightening down my lathe chuck on the myford10, one of the splines snapped off. Can this be salvaged ( ie can i remove a spline off of the other teeth to make this work again)?

Edited By Jeremy Smith 2 on 24/05/2020 08:07:57

Edited By Jeremy Smith 2 on 24/05/2020 08:08:40

Thread: Md-30 Milling Machine Pulley Cover
21/05/2020 22:28:41

I searched chester tools on google with no luck. Does anyone have a link to this unit from chester?

i can easily make the cover...i’m just trying to avoid building it because I have restored the unit and just want to use it already!

21/05/2020 19:28:13

If you could post sketches, that would be fantastic. With dimensions if possible. I will check with chester online to see what they have.

21/05/2020 07:43:14

I purchased a derelect, damaged mill from the classifieds, which was in pieces.

I restored it inside and out, but i am missing one item - the top cover which encloses the pulley system for the unit. Before i fabricate one from scratch, i figured i’d ask here if anyone knows where i could purchase one. There were no markings on the mill, other the the model number md-30 - i believe its imported. If i could find one close to the right size (which it seems this model is offered by several brands) that would give me a head start.

Any leads?

ill get a photo of my mill tomorrow, but i believe its almost identical to this one

Edited By Jeremy Smith 2 on 21/05/2020 07:52:00

Thread: Replacement hand wheel for mill
03/05/2020 19:24:42

I believe it is 5/8” shaft diameter.

03/05/2020 04:23:42


03/05/2020 04:22:23


02/05/2020 16:11:52

I recently acquired a used, import mill, but it is missing a handwheel. I’d rather purchase a replacement wheel than build one from scratch. The backside of the old handle had three little projections (like little teeth) sticking out. Where can i find a replacement wheel with these features? Most of the ones i see online only use a keyway to lock it to the shaft, which isn't what this unit uses.

Thread: Myford ml10 vertical milling slide
19/04/2020 18:27:10

Are there any “better” options out there for a vertical milling slide, instead of the one direct from myford, for the ml10?




Edited By Jeremy Smith 2 on 19/04/2020 18:32:48

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