|Peter Ellis 5||18/05/2021 16:23:03|
|51 forum posts|
Michael has kindly worked out that the castings are 565, not 585.
Still looking for drawings or a pic of the innards of a made one !
|Mike Poole||18/05/2021 17:36:29|
3075 forum posts
A friend of mine is a brilliant welder/fabricator and it is amazing how he approaches a job, a machinist seems to think about removing material to reveal a finished article whereas a fabricator adds material to reach the required item followed by minimal machining as required.
|1899 forum posts|
Same is true of a Keats Plate I purchased - a bit annoyed when I finally got around to using it and thought "I'd better check it, just in case". It's on the TUIT list....
|Peter Ellis 5||19/05/2021 09:57:43|
|51 forum posts|
I am amazed that it is proving to be so difficult finding anything on these vice castings when thousands must have been made in colleges alone. The design is not showing up anywhere !
|Howard Lewis||19/05/2021 11:26:24|
|5348 forum posts|
No doubt, there are many folk who have made various items from C E S castings who still have the drawings, and would be prepared to lend them for others to make the particular device in question.
Lending does not contravene copyright laws.
Copying is allowed for personal study (Hence copies often end up in the workshop covered in greasy fingerprints! )
|Russell Eberhardt||19/05/2021 16:38:40|
2710 forum posts
When I bought my first milling machine, about 17 years ago, I followed Harold Hall's "Milling a complete course" and found it very instructive. The first project after making T-nuts was an angle plate, again using the CES castings. While buying chinese angle plates is quicker and cheaper that doesn't give a beginner the same experience.
I commend the OP for trying to take that route.
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