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Stephen Cassidy26/01/2022 08:02:51
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Hi all , my spare time is spent in the cave making and rebuilding a variety of tools , equipment and car stuff. I’ve moved on from my lathe project on to my ajax drill machine project. In doing so I thought it might be best if I just buy a decent mill as a few larger components that I plan to make would be difficult to produce with my existing tools.

I thought this would be a good place to learn about milling machines before I go and buy one.

regards

Stephen

Chris Evans 626/01/2022 11:35:05
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Welcome along Steven. Where in the world are you (county/state?) Have you any idea what size of machine you desire ? This is usually dictated by budget and space. Type of work etc.

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Stephen Cassidy26/01/2022 12:47:58
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Hey Chris ,

i am in Hampshire, UK

I like the robust and solid older type machines , I have been considering column Major sized mill/drill , I did see a Astra Mk7 (not the car) which Looked good however it disappeared before I could have a look .

I

Steviegtr26/01/2022 16:24:38
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Posted by br on 26/01/2022 12:10:12:

Are you going to buy a milling machine

This by Steviegtr may be helpful.

Just scroll down the LATEST POSTS to find it as I am not sure how to post a link.

Edited By br on 26/01/2022 12:10:34

Edited By br on 26/01/2022 12:11:45

This is a basic rundown on a old British one.
Steve.
https://youtu.be/NoIR4dBAQZU

Edited By Steviegtr on 26/01/2022 16:25:36

Stephen Cassidy26/01/2022 19:11:06
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Thanks for sharing Stevie , I have spotted your videos previously . Nice lathe too.

ive VFD’d and pendant my Drummond longbed

Steviegtr26/01/2022 20:26:01
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Posted by Stephen Cassidy on 26/01/2022 19:11:06:

Thanks for sharing Stevie , I have spotted your videos previously . Nice lathe too.

ive VFD’d and pendant my Drummond longbed

thumbs up

Steve.

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