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    John: Think my in box is cleared out, at least...

    John:
    Think my in box is cleared out, at least for now...
    Sorry stuff there i haven't seen. Usually get notifications, but maybe if its full then that stops.

    Think i left some folks hanging with...
  2. Can't tell you about the functional differences...

    Can't tell you about the functional differences between the D3/D4 as to operation of the control...
    Never had or used a D3 machine. No manual for the D3 either so no info from here on that score.
    ...
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    Think your evaluation of your table might be...

    Think your evaluation of your table might be different on different tables.....
    Have seen a few different setups on these tables and their related encoder setups....
    Some have two lamps, have seen...
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    Sure looks to be an "Erickson" quick change...

    Sure looks to be an "Erickson" quick change setup...Nice to have if you have the tooling...Fast and accurate...more rigid than the normal "R-8"
    Erickson setup will take standard #30 tools except for...
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    Don't have an answer, sorry. Eons since i used...

    Don't have an answer, sorry. Eons since i used the Parameter programming features....CAM system sort of negated the need.
    Believe that there are features of the parameter programming that don't...
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    Generally bronze or brass caged bearings are...

    Generally bronze or brass caged bearings are considered a upgrade over steel caged versions...Often are more expensive.
    Wouldn't worry about the change...It will be fine.
    Cheers Ross
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    Not a Colchester....Thinking "Chicom" knock...

    Not a Colchester....Thinking "Chicom" knock off.....

    Spindle looks to be "Erickson" quick change..likely #30 but can't tell from the photo.
    Cheers Ross
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    I disagree! Problem with running sealed bearings...

    I disagree!
    Problem with running sealed bearings in an oil environment is that the oil will get past the seals diluting the grease, and leaving the bearing running with neither grease or oil...
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    So here is the little i know about the...

    So here is the little i know about the control/board architecture.

    The first generation Dialog4 controls did not have the NEP 52 board. The K10 jumper always had 4 connectors, but only three...
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    Then why are quills made with a slot that engages...

    Then why are quills made with a slot that engages the tang?
    Much easier to make the quill have a straight relief at the end of the taper that would clear the tang if its only purpose was to eject...
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    Yes, sorry got a bit off course there....Back to...

    Yes, sorry got a bit off course there....Back to the real discussion now.
    Cheers Ross
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    Cool! Sounds like you have made lots of...

    Cool!
    Sounds like you have made lots of progress, and essentially the machine is now up and running....
    Can't comment about the display, except that those screens are pretty sensitive to being read...
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    :) Yep, and i get paid for doing this.....Nice...

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    Yep, and i get paid for doing this.....Nice cars,Deckels.....Pretty much run my own jobs....and the shop is located on "Paradise" drive....

    Cheers Ross
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    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachment.p...

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=266374&d=1570032681

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=266375&d=1570032681

    Cheers Ross
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    Had a similar issue with a Romi M17 lathe....Has...

    Had a similar issue with a Romi M17 lathe....Has the tang slot and that is fine , but on using live centers the end of the center (Royal extended CNC) is too short to be pushed free from the taper...
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    For this job , if i was needing to run multi...

    For this job , if i was needing to run multi parts, i would order a double angle milling cutter ,90* in this case (45* /side) and have the local tool and cutter shop grind the appropriate radius ...
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    Think your drawing is pretty complete...with...

    Think your drawing is pretty complete...with sample part and mating gear think it is covered....
    Cheers Ross
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    Dennis: Box that part up along with one of the...

    Dennis:
    Box that part up along with one of the gears that slides on the spline and send it along.....Its not that far away.
    Include a copy of your drawing.

    Ross Cummings c/o Phil Reilly & Co...
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    Some additional thoughts: If the splined section...

    Some additional thoughts:
    If the splined section is hard, but the remainder of the shaft is not...likely the spline was induction hardened to localize the heat effects and minimize distortion.

    If...
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    I would make this shaft from scratch....no...

    I would make this shaft from scratch....no splicing or welding. Really think the time and effort is almost the same and you could get the experience of doing the replacement and
    benefiting form the...
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    Nice project. For my use i would prefer a simple...

    Nice project. For my use i would prefer a simple setup. The tach on my Monarch EE is a perfect example of utility and function.
    When running any machine tool , you need to concentrate on the work. ...
  22. Totally agree with the last two...

    Totally agree with the last two posters...Definitely the hone....
    Plenty of shops that do on demand T&C grinding and there are business that will make specials of cutters if needed...work that IMO...
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    There is a hard button (Dialog2,3&4) for way lube...

    There is a hard button (Dialog2,3&4) for way lube on the operators panel....
    Not aware of any trigger or code for the vertical head lube pump.....Would love to learn that there is if it exists....
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    Looks to me as there is no relay on that...

    Looks to me as there is no relay on that solenoid. (Y10) Connected directly to the PC on pin 6 of X51.

    That would be an output directly off the first NEA 90 board.....
    Has an indicator LED ,...
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    Think it all depends of what you are doing... a ...

    Think it all depends of what you are doing...
    a direct mounted collet holding a 1/8" tool needs less tension on the draw bar than a 7/8 mill or better yet a 3" face mill...
    Your machine is 40...
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