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    Had a housing that was trying to fail at the...

    Had a housing that was trying to fail at the threaded inserts to attach the cover panel....Bought one of d.sentner's fabricated replacements....
    I see lots of excellent fabrication in my world...The...
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    Bruce: I am not holding the table in my hands...

    Bruce:
    I am not holding the table in my hands (duh) But looking at the pattern on the base face for the table, looks that it might have been "Blanchard" ground...
    Fairly coarse feed given, but the...
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    Bruce: Bet if you mounted a ring on top of that...

    Bruce:
    Bet if you mounted a ring on top of that spindle held with counter sunk Allens with its lower edge machined with an angle at the correct height , the locking screws would just wedge in and...
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    Sounds like a move that benefits everyone...

    Sounds like a move that benefits everyone...
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    Yes, but if the truck can't get there what good...

    Yes, but if the truck can't get there what good is making the label....
    Cheers Ross
  6. Deckel FP1. Look for a later version with the...

    Deckel FP1.
    Look for a later version with the 40 taper spindles. Real power feed in both X and Z. Gear driven spindles. Small footprint, and because the table does not move in the "Y"
    It can...
  7. So here is a quick overview of how the hydraulic...

    So here is a quick overview of how the hydraulic system works on the D2-4 machines (Dialog 11 is different)

    The hydraulic pump (lives inside the oil reservoir)
    Its important to keep the oil...
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    Can you be more specific as to the...

    Can you be more specific as to the issue...perhaps photos of the offending spindle....
    Off hand i would think any high grade industrial chrome and grind shop should be able to grind your existing...
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    Bruce: Believe that text is the result of a...

    Bruce:
    Believe that text is the result of a program that Sanvik had to "certify" machinists......
    Think at one time they had an online course and that was the text.

    The book i reference is a bit...
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    Bruce: Invest in this book....very good on...

    Bruce:
    Invest in this book....very good on application of cutting tools, has nice illustrations .....Very concise.
    ...
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    Mud is on it...more positive, less radius....Run...

    Mud is on it...more positive, less radius....Run it hard enough to keep the inserts working....90* side angle is not helping either....
    Don't think the heavier face mill poses any issues as to...
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    Be careful using "gear oil" if not specifically...

    Be careful using "gear oil" if not specifically called for.
    Automotive gear oils (GL5) that have EP additives contain sulfur compounds that will cause trouble with any bronze internals....

    Cheers...
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    Mud has it....Deckel FP4NC..... "Y" axis moves...

    Mud has it....Deckel FP4NC.....
    "Y" axis moves like a boring mill, sensitive quill on the horizontal ...One with a universal table can rotate and tilt in two planes...easy to tram the part.......
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    For my money don't believe you want to preload...

    For my money don't believe you want to preload the end bearings in the spindle....The inner races are indeed crowded together from the end of the spindle through the main drive pulley and feed drive...
  15. So ya got a real suggestion or ya just gonna nay...

    So ya got a real suggestion or ya just gonna nay say......???????

    Cheers Ross
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    Did you measure the width of all the gear teeth...

    Did you measure the width of all the gear teeth produced as suggested earlier on the spoiled part?
    Think the answer is there.....
    Once owned a dividing head that had excessive wear in one portion...
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    The blank diameter will not cause the problem of...

    The blank diameter will not cause the problem of having one tooth out of size...That is totally caused by either the part slipping when indexed of missing the dividing steps.
    Incorrect diameter will...
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    Think the machines running the BT tooling can use...

    Think the machines running the BT tooling can use balanced (same length) drive lugs.....
    My FP4NC came to me directly from Germany and had two equal sized drive lugs on both spindles.....
    Think the...
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    Might be a bad idea, but you could not prove it...

    Might be a bad idea, but you could not prove it by me in this case......my FP4NC had shifting issues with a sluggish brake (if memory serves).....replaced the device and the issue persisted.......
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    One additional note: There is a capacitor ?...

    One additional note:
    There is a capacitor ? (black plastic rectangular case with two wire leads ) connected across the brake relay contacts.....Have had trouble with the brake on shifting with this...
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    Would have guess that you held off of fitting the...

    Would have guess that you held off of fitting the new scale till after the table was re-painted.....
    Cheers Ross
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    CRT should show all three axis with the main...

    CRT should show all three axis with the main power on..(don't need to power on the control to get this)
    Axis positions will show regardless of E-stop condition......

    First thing to check is the...
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    Fingers crossed, looks to be the...

    Fingers crossed, looks to be the issue......Shifting on these machines is never great.....But if the relays are good shifting can be relatively reliable.
    One of those things where if the machine is...
  24. Glad to hear that it worked out on the CRT...

    Glad to hear that it worked out on the CRT display......
    If it fails look into replacing the CRT with a solid state display. Advantage is reduced cabinet heat (= component longevity)

    Nice looking...
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    Small additional question regarding teh...

    Small additional question regarding teh tachometer....
    Is there a seal on the drive to keep oil out of the tach....

    Got a copy of the manual PDF (thanks Colt45) and the drawing is a bit fuzzy...
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