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  1. Anyone retrofit a servo-type power feed onto their XLO 602?

    As with most 602 owners, my proprietary excello power feed isn't working (honestly, like most it isn't even all there). Since this is my home mill, I was going to just throw on a cheap Chinese servo...
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    Guess I'm on my own!

    Guess I'm on my own!
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    Best way to seal bed bolts to chip pan?

    How is everyone sealing their bed bolts? My colchester uses seals set into the chip pan which are not proud of the surface. I'm not sure exactly how these seal, or if the 50 years of wear is to...
  4. Hold the phone. I learned why you're not suppose...

    Hold the phone. I learned why you're not suppose to turn the speed dials when the machine is off. Must had had a binding belt in the head. Fires up like a beauty now. Beer time boys.
  5. Welp, finished my wiring and input my motor...

    Welp, finished my wiring and input my motor settings and I've got some sort of problem. I keep hitting overload protection on the VFD. The motor starts to whine, barely twitches a few times (I can...
  6. Thanks so much for the reassurance. I'll run it...

    Thanks so much for the reassurance. I'll run it long enough to machine some timing belts.
  7. Does anyone have any thoughts on running a vfd...

    Does anyone have any thoughts on running a vfd with a vari-speed?
  8. Thanks for the insight. Here is the data tag, if...

    Thanks for the insight. Here is the data tag, if that's any help.

    280383

    So, wire the VFD into the same configuration as above, with both leads going to one conductor?
  9. That makes sense because the data tag does say...

    That makes sense because the data tag does say 220/440. I'm guessing the two sets of wires and the different numbering is how to identify them. Problem is, I cannot find a wiring diagram. What...
  10. Do we have any members that have done a VFD conversion on an XLO 602 Milling machine?

    So far everything has gone pretty smooth on my 602. I cleaned the machine up a little bit and removed some surface rust here and there. Overall, the machine is in pretty good shape for it's age. I...
  11. What floor soap is everyone using for their shop?

    I use to use a product years ago (circa 2000) called "Hotter 'N Hell" made by Zep. It was one of the heaviest bases I had ever seen in a soap, and could clean anything off a shop floor. ...
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    Milling Machine DRO recommendations nowadays?

    So, can these new Chinese DRO's be trusted? Not for production, but for my home milling machine. It seems like a lot of them are copies of each other, so I don't really know where to begin. I went...
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    WTB: Aloris CXA tool post

    Looking for a genuine Aloris or Dorian wedge style CXA tool post. Let me know!
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    WTB: 4-jaw independent L0 chuck

    Looking for a independent 4-jaw chuck in L0 taper. Preferably Bernerd, but any decent quality chuck would work. 8-12" is acceptable.
  15. All good info in here. The type of powder as...

    All good info in here. The type of powder as already mentioned is also key in velocity. A slow burning powder will yield a higher velocity in a longer barrel. A faster burning powders will yield a...
  16. Now when I reinstall it, how exactly do I get it...

    Now when I reinstall it, how exactly do I get it on there straight, or do I just need to spend a few hours with a dial indicator and an allen wrench?
  17. Well, that's exactly what my lathe looks like...

    Well, that's exactly what my lathe looks like right now, haha.
  18. Easier to clean and paint the bed. Also makes it...

    Easier to clean and paint the bed. Also makes it feasible to lift the bed off the cabinet without a hoist. I don't need to do it, but it would make things easier.
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    hah, yep, put two indicators on that because I...

    hah, yep, put two indicators on that because I couldn't believe it myself.
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    Thanks for everyone giving me insight on this...

    Thanks for everyone giving me insight on this machine. I appreciate it. I took a look at that thrust sleeve John and Clive both mentioned and initially I thought it was in fact riding on the...
  21. Thanks for the heads up. I found a retailer that...

    Thanks for the heads up. I found a retailer that sells all sizes for around $12-17 each. It took me a while to lock down one of the manufacturers of the original glasses. They're all pretty poor...
  22. Has anyone pulled the headstock off a Colchester round head?

    I'm in the middle of restoring a 1968 Clausing Colchester Master Mk1.5, the lathe is pretty much stripped to the castings but I have yet to unbolt the headstock from the bed out of the fear of...
  23. Yes sir, I sent you a response. Thank you.

    Yes sir, I sent you a response. Thank you.
  24. Leadscrew is in remarkably good condition. The...

    Leadscrew is in remarkably good condition. The reason my nut is damaged is because someone pulled the engagement handle off and reattached it incorrectly so it was only half engaged on the threads.
  25. Wow, yes I'm imperial, that's my lead screw size....

    Wow, yes I'm imperial, that's my lead screw size. That would be great
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