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    I've come to like clear acrylic base plates.

    I've come to like clear acrylic base plates.
  2. Thanks for the thorough answer Ross. Would...

    Thanks for the thorough answer Ross.

    Would this sort of boring head, provided the vertical head accepted 40 taper, accomplish a similar increase in clearance, or do you still gain more with the...
  3. As far as the horizontal spindle goes, are there...

    As far as the horizontal spindle goes, are there drawbar taper-end attachment options?
  4. That's fascinating! I hadn't apprehended the...

    That's fascinating! I hadn't apprehended the reason for the buttress thread, but it makes perfect sense.
  5. Does anyone on here have any experience with...

    Does anyone on here have any experience with those pull studs linked above? What prevents them from unscrewing when the drawbar is unscrewed? Are they Loctite-bonded in place?
  6. Those pull studs do open up a greater range of...

    Those pull studs do open up a greater range of possibilities. I imagine he also has them for M16.

    As for what I have now, as my current mill has a collet nut instead of a drawbar, the bit at the...
  7. So it is a scribing tool akin to dividers, yes?...

    So it is a scribing tool akin to dividers, yes? I'm familiar with a beam trammel.
  8. What does a Deckel trammel look like and how is...

    What does a Deckel trammel look like and how is it utilized? A search for that term turned up nothing of value.
  9. Deckel Toolholder Question: Starting from Scratch

    As far as I know, for the standard vertical head on a Deckel FP1 or FP2, etc., there are three main options for the drawbar and its connection to tool holder:

    1) S20 x 2mm buttress thread female...
  10. That looks in nice original condition -...

    That looks in nice original condition - congratulations!
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    Where did you get this idea? Germany and Japan...

    Where did you get this idea? Germany and Japan had a technology sharing pact before and during WW II and the first Deckel mills came over on a U-Boat, from Japanese pages I have read. The Riken mills...
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    If worse came to worst here, and you had to...

    If worse came to worst here, and you had to destroy the shaft and gears to extract them, how replaceable are they and at what cost? I can well imagine how stressful it would be to have a predicament...
  13. Zimmermann Pattern Mill w. Rotary Table and High Speed Secondary Head

    Made in 1971. Takes ISO40 taper tooling on main head, Morse taper 3 on high speed secondary head. Main head to 4500 rpm, secondary to 16,000 rpm.

    Powered x- and z-travel. Rotary table also...
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    It sounds like a fairly simple job, which I kinda...

    It sounds like a fairly simple job, which I kinda find surprising.
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    I was wondering if something like that might...

    I was wondering if something like that might work. This room is my basement, and access is through a bulkhead, so either the machine is sliding down the stairwell in a frame, or the stairwell is...
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    Dennis, I am thinking of acquiring an FP2 but...

    Dennis,

    I am thinking of acquiring an FP2 but the space it would go in has a passageway only 39" wide. So, I'm trying to figure out if the machine would go through as is, or what parts might need...
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    Could you tell me the width of the table and the...

    Could you tell me the width of the table and the saddle?
  18. Yes, the sign on the left states to use liquid...

    Yes, the sign on the left states to use liquid paraffin for hand lubrication of bearing points. One can find this product on amazon.jp readily enough, but probably not exportable:

    Amazon |...
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    Sounds good in theory, however unless the...

    Sounds good in theory, however unless the existing set of knives in the cutter head is all near-new when the nick happens, then rotating a single insert knife into position to provide a fresh cutting...
  20. Hah! That's funny. The only reason no one...

    Hah! That's funny. The only reason no one comments here on such matters is they have little to no clue about Canadian politics - many Americans would struggle to place Canada on a world map for that...
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    Why not obtain that sort of drill from Europe...

    Why not obtain that sort of drill from Europe where they are readily available (though not in fractional inch sizes)? Selection in the US is rather marginal - I haven't been able to find any...
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    On the Sigmund site it gives the table hole...

    On the Sigmund site it gives the table hole dimension for the 28mm fixtures: 28.15mm
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    Thanks so much for your efforts here over the...

    Thanks so much for your efforts here over the years Stephen. Hoping that the streamlining and pruning you are undertaking personally makes for greater happiness. It's good to clean shop sometimes.
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    Well, I must not be understanding your...

    Well, I must not be understanding your application. You did not specify anything beyond that you were looking for a tool, "The kind that permits getting a small bit within about 1" or closer of an...
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    One issue you may wish to consider with the...

    One issue you may wish to consider with the offset spindle, is that there is no plunge functionality. The connection is with a small drive belt, and the offset spindle itself is fixed. So, setting...
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