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    I realize this thread is rather old, but I have...

    I realize this thread is rather old, but I have the same question - Anyone familiar with ZS Instruments LCD DRO kits?

    Priced similar to the DRO Pros but have optical rather than magnetic scales.
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  2. I just did a calculation of the 5/8" bit - at 750...

    I just did a calculation of the 5/8" bit - at 750 rpm, that is 122 fpm at the cutter head. Correct"

    So, that does NOT factor in the travel speed. How do you factor in the travel speed? Just...
  3. Forgive my newbie questions. :lol: So, is the...

    Forgive my newbie questions. :lol:
    So, is the 50 fpm a good baseline for cutter head speed when using HSS? What about carbide? Is your 100 fpm just cutter head speed, or a combination of that and...
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    I can't really tell from this pic, but is my trip...

    I can't really tell from this pic, but is my trip handle bent?...
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    I am working on my next parts list and I have a...

    I am working on my next parts list and I have a question about the parts for the spindle oiling.

    There is a felt washer at the top of the spindle that the oil cup drips onto.
    In barry's video at...
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    Well, I have not yet tackled the bull gears, but...

    Well, I have not yet tackled the bull gears, but I was able to get the rest of the quill assy and spindle apart. I do not have plans to remove the bearings from the spindle.

    My spindle bearings...
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    Tell him thanks for thinking about me, but don't...

    Tell him thanks for thinking about me, but don't beat himself up about it. :)

    Different?
    Mostly, just the upper half - bull gear and rear gear assy are different - I have the step pulleys and he...
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    Actually, my head is different than the one Barry...

    Actually, my head is different than the one Barry was using in the video. I will look around for some others. I like Barry's videos better than most.

    I have already found a few items missing,...
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    Well, that worked pretty well. I have the ball...

    Well, that worked pretty well. I have the ball out, and tried a new 3/16 ball in the hole and am pleased with the fit. However, I have decided to go ahead and tear the head down for cleaning and...
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    Thanks for the tip - I forgot all about my dremel...

    Thanks for the tip - I forgot all about my dremel and the smaller bits available for it. Might even have that one already.

    Going to work on it this evening.
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    Thanks! That all sounds very reasonable and...

    Thanks!

    That all sounds very reasonable and similar to me.

    I got just a few odds and ends from H&W, and got the collet set screw fixed.

    But I have a new problem...
    I started working on the...
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    Looking better. 255284

    Looking better.

    255284
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    Wow - certainly a far gone machine. Any...

    Wow - certainly a far gone machine.


    Any updates?
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    Thanks I also got the dial off. That part of...

    Thanks

    I also got the dial off. That part of it is threaded.
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    Well, I have ran into a couple of issues, that I...

    Well, I have ran into a couple of issues, that I wonder about.

    1st, the knee dial assy. I am trying to remove it from the shaft and have not yet been successful. Am I correct that once the...
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    One thing to keep in mind. I noticed the OP is...

    One thing to keep in mind.

    I noticed the OP is in GA - as i assume the machine is. Snow is rare there.

    A covered lean to will keep direct rain off, but not snow or a misty, heavy fog. Just...
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    With storage under an open lean to, a lot depends...

    With storage under an open lean to, a lot depends on how it was put into storage initially. Any rust preventative applied, oil, etc?

    It will be hard to determine the condition of the mill without...
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    Thanks Jon. I wasn't sure how that worked. I...

    Thanks Jon. I wasn't sure how that worked.

    I assumed it was assembled with a gap between the two halves and as the backlash was adjusted, the halves got closer together. To the point at which...
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    Thanks Jon, and to answer your 1st question - I...

    Thanks Jon, and to answer your 1st question - I am not sure, but assume I would have the room. Not sure why not. I only removed the outer half of the cross feed nut far enough to clean the space...
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    I see the nuts are about $50, maybe I seem like a...

    I see the nuts are about $50, maybe I seem like a cheapskate. :)

    But, this is just going to be home shot useage for the foreseeable future. Likely will be installing DRO
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    On a side note, this forum certainly stinks when...

    On a side note, this forum certainly stinks when using a mobile device. aggravating and surprising this day and age to loose posts after spending time composing messages.




    Anyway, I have the...
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    Well, as I have been taking this machine apart, I...

    Well, as I have been taking this machine apart, I have been pleasantly surprised that all of the fasteners are coming loose just fine. No deep rusted seized parts. No paint in my plans, just...
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    You are pretty close to the mark. I removed the...

    You are pretty close to the mark. I removed the heavy dirt/rust with a light application of a wire wheel. Scotchpright will follow, after I get all of the dirt out of the crevices.


    It looks...
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    Thanks for that advice on the file. I had...

    Thanks for that advice on the file. I had something very similar in mind, but was thinking of a large stone, rather than file and had not considered the sandblasting until a local machinist...
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    Sorry for the sideways pic - not sure yet how to...

    Sorry for the sideways pic - not sure yet how to fix it.
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