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Frances IoM22/04/2018 23:04:41
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I bought this kit from a disposal sale - however no book of words were with the well matured metal which appeared to have been bought in 1992 and never started. There is one illustrated in a members gallery however from a PM it appears he was given an already built item - Model Engineering services appear to have ceased trading (or at least no longer active in kits) - does anyone have the plans and could let me have a copy please.
Michael Gilligan23/04/2018 20:28:35
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Sorry, I can't help with drawings ... but I'm posting this link to a nice example of what I believe to be the RT3 version [i.e. with Myford nose fitting] in the hope of triggering some memories.


... I have a vague recollection that the machining was described in Model Engineer, long ago.


Frances IoM23/04/2018 21:21:18
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Michael: Many thanks - will look it up when next in SMEE library - the base is aluminium the 'table' is cast in a stepped manner, the 90 tooth gear wheel mounting on bottom? step - the centre is already bored to take a 2MT which means need high accuracy to ensure everything is centered and mounted in table but need to screw cut the mounting Myford nose - suspect not really intended for milling as unless very careful with rotation direction would unscrew what ever is mounted on nose - suspect designed for drilling faceplate or chuck mounted work; also acquired 3 early Hemingway kits H21,H22 + H23 again without any documentation, one seems to be ball cutting head, another a scribing device for scales - also got the base for the Blackgates casting for a Stent grinder - plans look to be available for this but costly so suspect another session in library as seems it is based on ME and early MEW articles - apparently John Stevenson of blessed memory sold in 1990s via his 1st wife's web site, a compendium CD of cutter grinder plans which had some discussion of this design
JasonB24/04/2018 07:00:32
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All I could find listed in ME was an indexing addition to the table.

I've recently seen someone selling CDs of cutter grinder paperwork may have been on homeworkshop although they could just have been old instruction manuals for commercial ones.

Michael Gilligan24/04/2018 07:19:56
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Posted by JasonB on 24/04/2018 07:00:32:

All I could find listed in ME was an indexing addition to the table.


Thanks for checking, Jason

It was a vague recollection ... It might be buried in a bigger article, or I might be mistaken.


Ken Weeks11/08/2018 22:00:37
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I found this might help

Howard Lewis11/08/2018 22:11:53
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F W I W,

The 2 MT taper can be used to centre the Rotary Table, in horizontal mode, under the spindle of the vertical Mill.

I bought a 2MT arbor with a MYford nose. It has been invaluable carrying work in a 4 jaw Myford type chuck, for turning work in my larger lathe, before transfer to the Mill/Drill with the HV6 with the table vertical, for cutting gears.


Kettrinboy13/08/2018 08:14:40
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Ive found the drawing you need on the Dore Westbury yahoo group , I took a screenshot so I could download it to my album as a jpg file , so save this pic and then zoom in to see the details .

regards Geoff


<Edit> afraid I've had to remove this as I understand the MES deigns are likely to be sold commercially in the near future. Perhaps Geoff can help Frances out direct? - Neil

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 13/08/2018 09:24:55

Kettrinboy14/08/2018 08:06:05
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Ok Neil I understand why you had to remove the pic ,instead Frances could join the yahoo Dore -Westbury group and can then download a pdf file of the rotary table directly from there.

regards Geoff

Michael Gilligan14/08/2018 09:06:22
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I will be interested to know if Frances succeeds in joining "dwmill' ... I have tried, and failed [using Safari, Firefox, and Chrome] on iOS and on elCapitan.

All attempts have produced a [red text] error message stating:

Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.


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