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Amolco Mill depth stop?

Is there one?

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Chris V12/09/2020 16:20:51
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Hi all, particularly anyone who has or has had an Amolco Mill.

Am I missing something or is there no vertical depth of cut stop on these mills?

If not, are there any simple ways of rigging something up?

Chris.

A Smith12/09/2020 16:48:08
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Chris,

Set the verical height with the handwheel at the top of the column and then lock. Due to stiction/backlash etc, trying to feed vertically will most often end in disaster. (A quill would be great!)

Andy

Chris V12/09/2020 16:58:10
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Hmm thanks Andy. I'm hoping to cut some flutes around a column that stop short from both ends.

So far a short length of oak strapped to the column with masking tape has worked, however its not the most elegant solution!

Hope someone has come up with a better dodge?!

Chris.

Michael Gilligan12/09/2020 17:21:42
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Good Grief ... I had never noticed the absence of a quill. surpriseI have the Amolco drilling machine [with quill, of course], which uses a similar-looking head casting.

**LINK** : http://www.lathes.co.uk/amolco/

... Just assumed that there would also be a quill in the mill blush

MichaelG.

Chris V12/09/2020 17:33:29
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Well I'd not looked at the drill before, I wonder why they didnt provide one...cost grounds perhaps...

Chris V13/09/2020 11:53:07
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Well Ive just ordered a double split collar to fit hopefully the column, then plan to drill & tap it for a length of studding.

Unlikely to be super precise but it should be an improvement on having nothing.....

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