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    Van Norman 1V

    I seem to have worked out how to down load.D`andrea wanted a fortune to refurbish.I have bored a 50mm x 30 deep hole and faced it.Busy making up b-bars for O/D`s regards phil
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    Van Norman 1V

    I have had to convert my VN 1v collet system to a R8.Getting the correct collets in the UK is a nightmare.With the R8 I loose a little rigidity.I can get metric and imperial collets from most engineering shops and they are not to costly.I have kepted the arbors for my 4 tiped 50mm rose cutter.I...
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    Endmill slipping in collet

    Do the unthinkable.Put valve grinding paste on end mill shank. Mill the cavity.Throw away the spring R8 collet or keep for roughing.Use black marker around e/m shank and you can see when it starts to pull down.With a ER32 holder you loose all the rigidity.Keep cutter as close to quill as possible.
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    Hi Cal.A few weeks ago I bought a boring facing head for my VN-1V.It was sold as spares,the...

    Hi Cal.A few weeks ago I bought a boring facing head for my VN-1V.It was sold as spares,the handle and knobs were broken off.I took a chance and paid £70 for it.When it arrived I started to strip it.Looks like someone lost there temper with it,and broke the knobs.I made up handles and boring bar...
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    Van norman 1v

    VN I v I find the VN 1v one of the better machine I have worked on.Out machines the BP and you don`t have to worry about the feed box breaking.It rips through tool steel with 4 tip rose cutter,and then jump right down to a 2mm slot drill-2500 rpm.Not quite a Huron for removing material.Not as...
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    Van norman 1v

    Hi Cal Good to hear from you again.My wife has been ill and its been a little hectic.The VN 1v is running well,with 3 axis readout.Another one was sold here in UK with a load of tooling.It went for under £400.If I had the space it would of been mine .Are still busy on lathe and...
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    Van norman 1v

    I bought a old vice for my mill.The add said it was a Jones&Shipman.I needed vice to do a job that was a little to large for my 5" vice,.I was going to do the job and then recondition the vice ,If it is a J&S it would be worth restoring.When vice arrived the jaws were missing and I don not...
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    Van norman quil.Milling machine

    Bearings I have replaced spindle bearings only.Bearings did not seem to bad.IF I had replaced all bearings it would have cost me nearly as much as I paid for machine.The average price for angle thrust was £35 compared to £12 for deep grove.Fitting the angle bearing is quite a job as they pop...
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    Van norman quil.Milling machine

    Dowels Hi Cal.The dowels did the same thing.I tried a tungsten brill bit ,but they spun around I tried the epoxy bit no luck.The dowel holes are 12mm deep with broken dowel in them.12 mm depth should be enough to hold in place with 4 bolts holding lead screw nut holder as well.i have the the...
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    Van norman quil.Milling machine

    Serial no Hi Cal.I have been slacking this weekend.Rain -wind.Does not motavate me.Yes it`s stamped 23 nothing else.Now have to contend with 2 broken dowels,blind holes.Cross slide acme nut holder.The dowels are in saddle opposite to where serial no stamped.The pic`s of 10EE are great.Is lathe...
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    Van norman quil.Milling machine

    Saddle Hi Cal.Everyting on the saddle and table feed came apart no poblem.I have been bragging about how good the slide are.Now the problems start.The worm in tilting housing badly worn.The acme X axis lead screw nuts need repair.Main nut and ajustment nut have very little thread left in...
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    Van norman quil.Milling machine

    Oil-Grease I thought that the bevel units lubrication looked wrong.I was thinking about a cars diff and the different things used to stop noise.The machines table has about 1/4" paint and tar that has leaked from old tins in tee slots.I would think that all lub holes need a good looking at.I...
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    Van norman quil.Milling machine

    Table feed VN no 12 or 1v If anyone is stripping or going to work on table feed on VN no12.I have a few photo`s on photobucket.It`s a great bit of solid engeering. Pictures by carphil13 - Photobucket
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    Van norman quil.Milling machine

    Spline Hi Cal.Sorry about question on spline.I wrote before looking.The lenth of spline is to change between drill and fine feed.It would not suprise me if cast iron disc was placed behind bearing and weld tacted.This is why the shim is under flange on 90` bearing unit.I don`t think 1/2" grub...
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    Van norman quil.Milling machine

    Splines. Hi Cal.The splines take all the torque on the large bevel gear.I will take some pic`s with bevel gear on shaft.There was only a piece of felt under the grub screw.Did seem weird.The small bevel gear in casting seems to have thrust plate or thust bearing behind bevel gear and set by...
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    Van norman quil.Milling machine

    Bevel Gear I have no idear how bevel gear and shaft come apart.Lucky I stripped unit as bearing nut was loose,locking washer tab was not used to lock nut.I found another arbour and stamped VN no2.See Pic Pictures by carphil13 - Photobucket Rgards phil
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    Van norman quil.Milling machine

    Quill head unit I don`t know what this should be called.Transfer head.I am going to try strip it this weekend.I will take pic`s.If bearing look and feel good just going to replace seals and repack grease.I`m having a bit off a problem sourcing quill bearings.A bearing company said they could...
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    Van norman quil.Milling machine

    Hi Reggie .Thanks for offer.I did most off my engineeing in South Africa and all my slot and endmills are metric.I have done work in the USA a few time for electric motor manufactures and could not believe how much easier it is to get enginering parts.In Uk it`s a nightmare.Regards phil
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    Van norman quil.Milling machine

    Collets Im not to sure.Cal is being a great help with sizes and info on collets.I have only realy used R8 and autoloc chucks before.On my little Hobbymat I made up a ER24 collet holder,holds cutters fine .VN -Hobbymat David and Goliath but not with the same outcome.Thanks for the link and...
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