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    Some REALLY helpful techniques in this thread,...

    Some REALLY helpful techniques in this thread, very useful!
  2. If you are using powered speakers, make sure the...

    If you are using powered speakers, make sure the speakers themselves are also plugged into your UPS.

    The most common source of speaker noise is a ground loop, having the computer and speakers on...
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    That's a nice find, congratulations.

    That's a nice find, congratulations.
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    My recommendation would be to save your cash and...

    My recommendation would be to save your cash and buy the machine with cash on hand and not finance. This brings your risk down to zero even if the customer goes away. There is always a classic risk...
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    Here's the Indexing Head with Counter Support...

    Here's the Indexing Head with Counter Support (more typically setup in vertical) along with the external tailstock:

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    Here's the Swivelling Fixed Table:

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    Here's the Swivelling...
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    FPS is building machines that match the very last...

    FPS is building machines that match the very last designs of Deckel, so yes, anything they build new will have almost identical specs to the squared style machines.
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    I believe FPS decided to adopt the FP2/3/4...

    I believe FPS decided to adopt the FP2/3/4 overarm support bearing as standard for all their new machines, thus the size. I'm pretty happy about the whole horizontal machining setup, it's got DIN...
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    Good idea, thanks!

    Good idea, thanks!
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    Ross, Per FPS: - machine does not have needle...

    Ross,

    Per FPS:
    - machine does not have needle bearings, FPS regards these as no longer modern and too difficult to change, they are using shoulder bearings same as NC machines
    - guideways of...
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    Need a really sexy german first name, any...

    Need a really sexy german first name, any suggestions ?
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    How To: ways gib

    I need to fabricate a replacement gib for a small manual milling machine I'm refurbishing. I plan on creating something close using mill, then bringing it to proper tolerance on surface grinder. I...
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    Here's a photo of the slotting head: 259643 ...

    Here's a photo of the slotting head:

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    And the high speed head:

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    And the horizontal over-arm:
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    I really like those Fehlmann machines....in my...

    I really like those Fehlmann machines....in my case, I'm matching my manual Deckel/FPS mill with a Brother Speedio for CNC, also soon to be delivered.
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    You are correct, MQL is for cutting, not way...

    You are correct, MQL is for cutting, not way lubrication.
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    Not sure about the spindle bearings, will ask...

    Not sure about the spindle bearings, will ask them.

    Top spindle speed is 2000 RPM. I do have the high-speed head, and also plan on retrofitting a Rusnok head, both which go to 6000 RPM. And I've...
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    Small little projects, prototyping, high-tech...

    Small little projects, prototyping, high-tech artwork.
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    Here's a cool photo of the Spiral Milling...

    Here's a cool photo of the Spiral Milling Attachment:

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    More expensive than I care to admit. FPS built a...

    More expensive than I care to admit. FPS built a custom machine for 60Hz and also MQL (minimum quantity lubrication). There are a lot of accessories which cost more than the machine. Once it arrives...
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    New FPS 300M ready for shipment

    My new model year 2019 FPS 300M ready for shipment from germany:
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    There are a lot of accessories, more photos to follow....
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    Yah, I figured it out, and figured out why the...

    Yah, I figured it out, and figured out why the gib wasn't coming out....there was a pin stuck in one of the gib screw holes that was rubbing against the gib...finally got the gib out (it is totally...
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    Burke No 4: now to remove table

    I'm very green at this, and just getting started tearing down a Burke No 4 Milling Machine. I'm having trouble removing the table. I presumed that I remove the gib and the table should pick right up,...
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    I second this, thank you EmanuelGoldstein. ...

    I second this, thank you EmanuelGoldstein.

    Also thank you Zahnrad Kopf.

    Also, big thanks to motion guru as well.

    This thread has been tremendously valuable.
    The expertise on this forum is...
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    EmanuelGoldstein: OK, I'll throw you a bone (or...

    EmanuelGoldstein: OK, I'll throw you a bone (or get a little less stubborn....)....yes, my Deckel is manual and not NC, sorry.....BUT WAIT....I do have a Brother Speedio with rotary/simultaneous 4th...
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    I'm going to make another stab at stating my...

    I'm going to make another stab at stating my requirements:
    - I want to make quality relatively standard gears "on demand"
    - I am able and willing to purchase ahead of time a whole bunch of...
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    I know you all think I'm nuts, but I have in mind...

    I know you all think I'm nuts, but I have in mind to do some careful experiments to determine whether I can get the Deckel horizontal spindle to sync with great accuracy with the rotary. I'm still...
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