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Old 03-01-2014, 06:56 PM   #601 (permalink)
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we used those in my apprenticeship. neat little mills for learning nc/cnc but boy are they weak machines. i guess depending on price it may be worth it.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:30 PM   #602 (permalink)
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Phew that one look like its seen better days. I know it says clean in the add but obviously their definition of clean and mine are not the same.
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Well, more than I'm willing to spend already . Oh well, maybe next time.
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:35 PM   #604 (permalink)
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As to the counterweight... eventually I will likely end up there. Currently I am looking into a spindle speed control. It would be nice to control the spindle via gcode.

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I was making a collet holder for the 5C's for the lathe when suddenly...

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looks like corrosion got the best of you. doesn't look like its worth trying to save either, its a shame.
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It's actually fine. It was a tapered press fit. I took the bit out and smashed the chuck into the table. Went back together just fine and I drilled out the 15 bores without issue.
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You didn't stone the taper atleast before smashing it back together?
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Nope. Just wiped off some of the gunk and smashed it back together.
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