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A (new to me) Tom Senior Major ELT

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Brian H01/10/2019 18:10:21
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A truck with a crane has just delivered my new toy in the shape of a Tom Senior Major ELT (Extra Long Table).

I just need to sort out a suitable VFD but no hurry as it will be needed for my next project that will need gearcutting and keyway milling.

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fizzy01/10/2019 18:34:43
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Lovely machine....how are you going to move it? looks very heavy!

Phil P01/10/2019 18:36:52
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That overarm would be a perfect candidate for grafting a Bridgeport head onto it. I did something similar with my Adcock Shipley 1ES horizontal mill a few years ago and it made it into a very useful machine indeed.

Phil

Phil P01/10/2019 19:45:31
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I just remembered I have some photo's to inspire you.

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I made a very simple wood pattern for the bracket casting, and all the machining was done on the horizontal milling machine including facing the top of the overarm to accept the bracket.

The big advantage of this setup is that you can very quickly set up to do horizontal work by pulling the overarm out, without needing to disturb the vertical head setup.

Also if the overarm was pushed right back, the original gear driven vertical head could still be fitted for very heavy work.

Phil

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Edited By Phil P on 01/10/2019 19:49:59

old mart01/10/2019 19:57:06
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Move it? No. He's going to build the workshop around it!laugh

Brian H01/10/2019 20:37:43
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It's already been moved into my workshop thanks to a man and his son with a transit flatbed with a crane on it. I've used them before and they are excellent moving it on rollers to within a couple of inches to the position I had worked out.

I don't intend to fit a vertical head as I have a vertical also with DRO.

It has obviously been used for machining aluminium and needs a good clean down. (or is that clean up!?)

Brian

Phil P01/10/2019 20:50:33
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Brian

It nice to have the luxury of both a vertical and a horizontal machine if you have the space, the horizontals are very under rated these days but can be very handy for some jobs.

It looks to be a nice machine, keep us updated with some photo's as you get it sorted.

I noticed on one of your Alexander Engraver album photo's, that you have a Union cutter grinder, I too use one so if you need any information I have various manuals etc.

Phil

Edited By Phil P on 01/10/2019 20:54:35

old mart01/10/2019 21:21:13
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How long is the bed?

Brian H01/10/2019 22:43:33
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Thanks for the kind offer Phil,I may take you up on that.

The bed is 37 inches long with a travel of 28 inches.

Brian

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