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geoff adams27/02/2018 18:38:54
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sam_0305.jpgsam_0304.jpgsam_0305.jpgsam_0303.jpgsam_0302.jpgsam_0301.jpgsam_0300.jpgsam_0299.jpgsam_0298.jpgsam_0298.jpggot this mill last weekend came with some raw material see photos taken me all week to sort it loads of brass copper mild steel silver steel gauge pate etc had to rearrange workshop to get mill in now all up and working over the moon with it will be useful for slotting paid £400 got that in the materials and other bits

photos off latest project all fabricated no castingssam_0297.jpg

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geoff adams27/02/2018 18:44:13
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sorry photos in wrong order text in wrong place not very good at this computer stuff

fizzy27/02/2018 18:55:30
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thats a very handy looking bench mill - never seen one that size before (I now want one!). Reversing gear on the motor looks nice and sturdy unlike most I come across, not sure about the ali flywheel though. Bit light?

geoff adams27/02/2018 19:07:02
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thanks fizzy

the mill I think is about 1940s ajax aj8 made in halifax

drawing for the engine were a free download all in French been a challenge

Geoff

Michael Gilligan27/02/2018 19:14:16
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Posted by fizzy on 27/02/2018 18:55:30:

thats a very handy looking bench mill - never seen one that size before (I now want one!).

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May I join the queue ?

MichaelG

John Rudd27/02/2018 19:39:58
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I have had an AJ8 through my hands..... Wish I still have it....regret selling it on..

Nice vertical twin....are plans available?

Clive Hartland27/02/2018 19:49:08
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Geoff, did you have much of an problem doing the eccentrics? It took me 3 goes to get mine right!

Clive

Bob Rodgerson27/02/2018 22:17:46
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Hi Geoff,

Looks like the previous owner was doing a lot of valve seat work judging from the seat cutters in the tool box.

geoff adams28/02/2018 07:56:59
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the plans for engine are free if you search( steam engine plans for everything )its the second to last one.

I have a cnc mill the eccentric was milled from round bar with a tee slot cutter then cut off the bar and faced

hope this helps Geoff

John Haine28/02/2018 08:10:22
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Engraved your initials on the valve chest covers - nice touch.

Hopper28/02/2018 08:29:13
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The engine looks like a little beauty. As does the pile of stock and the mill. Well done all 'round!

mechman4828/02/2018 16:18:59
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Nice twin engine Geoff. Fabrication work looks impressive, possibly make a cast /steel flywheel at a later date ?, well done.

George.

geoff adams28/02/2018 17:41:50
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thanks all

started to make a brass flywheel out of the stock acquired with the mill not a problem still got the programmes

for the cnc mill

Geoff

John Rudd28/02/2018 18:06:15
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Posted by geoff adams on 28/02/2018 07:56:59:

the plans for engine are free if you search( steam engine plans for everything )its the second to last one.

Nope, Google didnt help at all.....got any more info please?

Michael Gilligan28/02/2018 18:12:45
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Posted by John Rudd on 28/02/2018 18:06:15:

Nope, Google didnt help at all.....got any more info please?

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Instant result: **LINK**

http://www.plans-for-everything.com/hen_steam_engine_plans.html

MichaelG.

Neil Wyatt28/02/2018 18:34:40
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Nice engine but I think everyone wants you to write a short article about your mill for MEW

Neil

John Rudd28/02/2018 18:59:24
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 28/02/2018 18:12:45:
Posted by John Rudd on 28/02/2018 18:06:15:

Nope, Google didnt help at all.....got any more info please?

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Instant result: **LINK**

http://www.plans-for-everything.com/hen_steam_engine_plans.html

MichaelG.

Doh! Thanks Michael...

Michael Gilligan28/02/2018 19:11:36
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 28/02/2018 18:34:40:

... everyone wants you to write a short article about your mill for MEW

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Yes please ... The Chinese version isn't quite the same surprise

**LINK**

http://harambeehealthcenter.org/2668/ajax_aj8_milling_machine-2012.html

MichaelG.

Brian H13/07/2019 18:22:04
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I'm afraid that the link no longer works.

Does anyone else know anything about these machines?

Brian

George Jervis14/07/2019 13:06:46
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Hi Jeff,

I have one of those milling machine their fairly good, I've tried looking for information on the net for it but there isn't much? If you need to know anything I'll try and help just send me a pm

George

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