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  1. Ross has provided some solid advice here...

    Ross has provided some solid advice here https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/deckel-maho-aciera-abene-mills/alg-100-nasty-vertical-head-rattle-321366/index2.html#post2784365

    I had a worn bronze...
  2. Thread: Riken RTM-3

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    For me, that's not an easy question to answer....

    For me, that's not an easy question to answer. The FP2 long reach head is a very close alternative to the square-head enhanced functionality:
    - you can use the horizontal 90% of the times without...
  3. :):):) Lucky you, you'll get a perfect spindle...

    :):):)
    Lucky you, you'll get a perfect spindle back!
  4. I think if you make a nice fixture like Bruce's,...

    I think if you make a nice fixture like Bruce's, you might be able to fit it on the 200 mm rotab.

    Dennis I think just deburred it manually, didn't do anything to widen the T-slot and fit larger...
  5. My head would like some work in the T slot...

    My head would like some work in the T slot department as well, some day.

    I only have the 380 mm Deckel rotab and I am not too keen on mounting it on an angle plate I admit, I don't even have one...
  6. Thread: Riken RTM-3

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    You got a nice machine Chris! And the best...

    You got a nice machine Chris!

    And the best part is that there seem to be many things to discover when it reaches you. Happy days...

    BR,
    Thanos
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    Well put Ross, very well put

    Well put Ross, very well put
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    Right, this would be really handy. Plus some...

    Right, this would be really handy. Plus some blocks to raise your parts.




    Yes, indeed, I remember that one time he actually went to the lathe :):):)

    nice guy, nice projects!

    BR,
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    Hi there Jacques, I always enjoy this guy's...

    Hi there Jacques,

    I always enjoy this guy's videos, he's a HBM fanatic, refuses to even go to the lathe :)

    However, I think that 90% of the setup time is edited out... makes it seem much easier...
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    I don't really do any general woodworking in the...

    I don't really do any general woodworking in the shop, and when I do machines are covered.

    In the really rare occasions that I actually machine wood, I use temporary covering means to protect the...
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    I've lately decided that my machines, provided...

    I've lately decided that my machines, provided that I don't do anything stupid and that I keep them clean and lubricated, are really unlikely to wear on my hands, at least not in a noticeable to me...
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    ... Grooving a part held at an angle on a sine...

    ...

    Grooving a part held at an angle on a sine table
    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=278593&d=1581584772

    Doing some work on a bike. Vertical head was off for...
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    Well, excuse my messy workshop, it's better now...

    Well, excuse my messy workshop, it's better now but still far from tidy.

    I am no Ross, but I use the horizontal on the FP2 all the time. Actually, the fabulous long reach head has allowed me to...
  14. Thrust bearing orientation is not to be...

    Thrust bearing orientation is not to be neglected. One race is a tight fit to the housing and the other to the shaft. So, make sure the installation is such that what needs to be moved can be moved...
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    :thumb: imagine you are a regular right hand...

    :thumb:
    imagine you are a regular right hand drill and rotation directions should be apparent :)
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    Hey Dennis, not sure I understood your...

    Hey Dennis,

    not sure I understood your question correctly because I would have thought you knew: these machines run with right-hand tools, that is clock-wise from the tool's point of view.
    This...
  17. :):) but how would you? :)

    :):) but how would you? :)
  18. I saw pictures like that as well. How do you...

    I saw pictures like that as well. How do you lubricate your bronze bushing then?
  19. Hey there Bruce, I think this image here makes...

    Hey there Bruce,

    I think this image here makes much more sense regarding guiding the oil to the top of the quill so that it can reach the bronze bushing:
    ...
  20. sorry for the off topic, but isn't this table a...

    sorry for the off topic, but isn't this table a bit strange for the FP1? Could be the angle of the picture
  21. Hey there, if I remember correctly, the oilers...

    Hey there,

    if I remember correctly, the oilers in the front are for the gears and the quill. I think that bronze bushings are lubricated through the spindle tail drive slot! If you put oil there...
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    I think none in principle. Shim stock is always...

    I think none in principle. Shim stock is always hard afaik.
    In real life, you may never notice any difference.

    edit: well, of course shim stock comes in all flavors. I was talking about shims...
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    Hi to all, I've made a couple of similar bars,...

    Hi to all,

    I've made a couple of similar bars, much smaller though.

    Using HSS blanks or broken carbide endmills has always worked perfectly for me. Single lip cutter grinder can easily sharpen...
  24. Only now (after having a look at the high def...

    Only now (after having a look at the high def scan that Erik posted here Thread of Deckel Manuals) did I notice that the FP1 in the famous 900 mm gear cutting picture doesn't have the bevel drive for...
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    Thanks so much for sharing these manuals! Great...

    Thanks so much for sharing these manuals! Great read if you don't have the machine the are referring to, precious tool if you have it but you lack the manual...

    BR,
    Thanos
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