|geoff adams||24/11/2019 14:18:59|
|179 forum posts|
bought this machine 3 weeks ago little bit more sturdy than my chester champion made the riser block gives lot more room between table and cutter it has a power feed table but two gear wheels are missing to change the feed rate what i have got will do for now it also came with the horizontal attachment made in 1957 year i was born
i now have a boxford lathe ajax horizontal mill a meddings pillar drill all made around the 1950s all still going strong sorry pics wrong way round no idea how to fix
|old mart||24/11/2019 14:33:41|
|1917 forum posts|
That's a big chunk of aluminium, it looks like you could slide the top and bottom forward to give a couple of inches more throat if required, although the belt drive might not allow it without some redesign.
|geoff adams||24/11/2019 14:50:08|
|179 forum posts|
the alloy came from Allco Southampton only place near me that could do the size i needed most of the machining was done on my tormach cnc mill there is a member on the forum that gave me the idea he made a longer version so you can slide it forward with the vertical head still on and then use horizontal attachment as i have a horizontal mill and no room behind i stuck with the short version still very pleased
1155 forum posts
Do let us know if you decide to go into production.
|not done it yet||24/11/2019 20:38:58|
|4893 forum posts|
I have a long riser with my 2B (made by Gary, I think), but there would be several who would like to extend the working head-space on their Centecs if previous threads are anything to go by.
The long version is definitely the favoured version if the space is available.
Mine has a VFD (220V output) running the power feed. I think the motor is still in star configuration, but it still seems to cope OK. I’ve yet to bother with the alternative gearing.
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