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    Never did hear from you. Would like details of the conversion. Thank you.

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    Default Very interested in this swap.

    Quote Originally Posted by JacobC View Post
    Converted my M Head mill to R8 spindle

    Anyone wanting any info on this I can help you.
    This sounds like a great swap to make a nice little machine even more versatile. I would appreciate any addition info you could supply about this swap if you still have it available?

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    I'd be interested in some pictures on here, but I've invested too much in my B&S #7 collection to swap to something else.

    Glad to see some M-head's getting a little love. As long as you use them for how they were designed and that works for your needs, they're a great machine. The small footprint, and easily manipulated head are great for small work.

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    Sounds like a business plan to me!

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    It has been 2 years since JocobC last posted about converting
    an M-head to R-8 collets. My thinking is he was either confused
    about the physical space in the quill available to do this conversion
    and he was BSing us, or ? ? ?
    Maybe he used needle bearings ? LOL ? LOL ?

    -Doozer

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    I really am comfortable with my M head, I also have a series 1 CNC for big stuff. I really would like a J head and was searching for an affordable unit to swap, or adapt to the round bar. Your fix would be awesome> Please forward any drawings and parts list Thank you

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    If anyone has the drawings for the conversion and would be willing to send them my way via DM (or DM me I can give you an email to send it to) That would be greatly appreciated, Someone donated a M-head mill to the non-profit I'm a part of and we would loved to get it converted to use R-8 tooling.

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    Item needed for this conversion: (1) Blivet Tesseract. Allows one to put too much stuff into too small a place.

    I offer one for sale, it is very dear....


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