Here is a list of all the postings Philip D has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Harrison M300 single phase from new|
600 Group are still going and if you supply the serial number they will be able to confirm if there was any difference in the headstock type. Great lathes, just be aware any parts are 'Pricey' but hopefully you wont need any.
|Thread: Hardened and chromed steel rod|
These guys are good, but they only use one delivery firm (which is expensive). They do allow you to organise your own courier though ..or if your local pop in
Edited By Philip D on 19/04/2020 21:03:44
|Thread: CENTEC DIVIDING HEAD|
@Nick Tollhurst I have dropped you a message can you get in touch
|Thread: Colchester Student Mk1 Won't Start|
When repairing similar on my M300. I got a thin sheet cut to just the right size for the base and got a local faricator to weld it to the base for a drink, rather than attempt to repair a very poor surface.
|Thread: Omnimill 00|
It will be after tuesday ..
Ian drop me your email, so I can forward manual and the info you require
|Thread: Omnimill 00 Opinions|
I am also a Omnimill owner. These a pretty robust mills, when sited in place no lifting should be required
If you can take the time to sort out a VFD, you'll hardly have to faff around with the belts. Please check a recent thread on here for guidance and links to sources of manuals / help.
Finding a good one can take a while (they are in all probablity at least 50 yrs old), make sure the horizontal arbour and end casting are with it ..these are now virtually impossible to find. Later models are 30INT on the horizontal and 3MT on vertical. Also late metric models came with a 27MM horizontal abour ..do check what it is size wize, it caught a few out (including me). I ended up getting it ground down to 1"
|Thread: Omnimill 00|
If it's got the original 3 phase motors, you can get a motor rewinder to pull out the star points and run all the motors off inverters. This is what I ended up doing rather than having to change belts. I actually use the same inverter for both horizontal and vertical, by changing set parameters within the menu of the inverter.
Take a look at http://modeleng.proboards.com/thread/11799/electrical-design-assitance
Check the oil points..virtually all of them are oil points and not grease ..which many users seem to get wrong.
If your going to use coolant I'd recommend fitting an enclosed tank in the base that you can get out..it get bloody messy otherwise .
There is also a yahoo group that has manuals and lots of assistance from previous exploits, albeit is moribund at present ..https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Elliott_Machine_Tool_Owners/info
Also wash and change the oil in the column, whilst it's of the base ..it will make life easier in the long run
Hopefully you have the horizontal arbour and figure of 8 arbour support ?
Is it 30int on the horizontal and 3mt on vertical ? (some are 3mt on both)
Message me if you need anything more ..as I am not a very frequent visitor
Edited By Philip D on 04/05/2019 22:47:59
|Thread: Identifying Collets|
I think after a few mins on a search engine that they are W20 Schaublin thank you Michael and Hans
Edited By Philip D on 25/09/2018 22:09:16
Michael, it looks like they are 12mm and .125 pitch (m12 metric fine). All imperial sizes ..i wonder if they are european ?
Not sure if the image is showing ..??
I need assistance identifying some collets, these are off a Myford Super 7 but think the chuck is modified for the job.
The collets have what looks to be an S or a 5 with and A overlaid ??
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|Thread: Brass bar , 55 mm - ?supplier|
Edited By Philip D on 19/05/2018 23:24:03
|Thread: Elliot Victoria Juniormil|
These are heavy old lumps and quite difficult shaped pieces. An engine crane and two able bodies will be vital. Some rollers as Paul suggests will make life easier.
Like Paul suggested take the vertical head off, If it's got the fibre glass cover remove this first (or you will damage it !!) I'd leave the vertical motor on as this helps with balance.
Take the handles off next or again your likely to damage them, they are keyed on but with a bit of care should come off fairly easily and the removal of the knee gib allows it to be moved away from the column. I'd remove the column door again to save damage. You can split the column from the base and if you remove the horizontal motor this involves 5 Bolts from memory.
Photograph any wiring you disconnect and take a good imperial based tool kit (Allen Keys are a must)
Great Mill and there is a Yahoo group (albeit not very active, is a good resource of relevant information)
Edited By Philip D on 30/04/2018 20:08:02
Edited By Philip D on 30/04/2018 20:12:39
|Thread: Supplier of Small Quantities of Lubricants|
I have found that you can get some very good prices and quality at these (usual disclaimer) guys
So 5 litres of ISO68 slideway oil with postage would cost £22
I get that this isn't "branded" ie Castrol etc but for my uses it seems perfectly fine
Edited By Philip D on 28/04/2018 11:59:26
|Thread: 1ph to 3ph Electrics|
That would explain it. Just be aware you need to keep the inverter out of tight spaces for airflow and pretty clean as they do attract dust/debris.
If you have 3phase to the house why run an inverter ???
Edited By Philip Devonport on 20/04/2018 20:59:23
|Thread: Adding a DRO to my mill|
Richard, single phase motors ?? horizontal and vertical.
I too have one of these machines and fitting the DRO is the next job.
Be aware that the X axis fitted to the back of the table, ideally needs to be as shallow as possible so as not to lose travel. The Y axis is tricky to fit and the Z normally ends up on the column side.
There is a Yahoo group for Elliott owners **LINK**
A photo gallery which has quite few Omnimills fitted with DRO should help with design / fitment
|Thread: Metric vs Imperial - Practical or Traditional?|
Which French supplier as i can't find anything by searching the forum ??
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