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    Hey Dennis, I would bet that, if you are just...

    Hey Dennis,

    I would bet that, if you are just using low gear to tighten the ER chuck, you're not tightening it enough.

    Since there are no flats on your holder, make a bench mounted 'socket'...
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    ER32 need, I think, around 100 Nm torque. If you...

    ER32 need, I think, around 100 Nm torque. If you can apply this using the low gear then you're ok...
    Doesn't your holder have flats for a second wrench? So that torque is between the two wrenches...
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    I still remember the part I scrapped on my first...

    I still remember the part I scrapped on my first Euro mill using the E355 collet that let the end mill pull out.
    And then I didn't learn and repeated it years later on the FP2. I said 'it just...
  4. Thank god he didn't put a belt or something for...

    Thank god he didn't put a belt or something for the Y handwheel as well

    (now I saw that he made provision for the Y feed though)

    It's really funny but, judging from the overall condition, I...
  5. Very nice, thanks for sharing! I never got...

    Very nice, thanks for sharing!



    I never got over the fact that my first FP2 had a couple of those clamps that never reached me...:)

    BR,
    Thanos
  6. Thanks for reminding, I remembered this...

    Thanks for reminding, I remembered this post...very nice
  7. Sorry for the off topic guys, but I can't leave...

    Sorry for the off topic guys, but I can't leave this uncommented. Does it feel like any other job Ross? Because this casual statement sounds completely exotic to me!
    Well done once again...
    (and...
  8. I think this has been discussed earlier (when you...

    I think this has been discussed earlier (when you were to machine something on your grinder table Bruce? not sure)

    A quick look on an FP2 brochure suggests:

    large angular table:
    weight 60 kgr...
  9. 155 mm (FP2) VS 173 mm (FP3) Bruce if I am not...

    155 mm (FP2) VS 173 mm (FP3) Bruce if I am not mistaken...
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    I'd rather lose the head altogether than lose one...

    I'd rather lose the head altogether than lose one of the two pieces :D
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    I love this forum

    I love this forum
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    Fun option 1: - mild ends flat, and put it...

    Fun option 1:

    - mild ends flat, and put it vertically on your table (spacer below of course). Clamp it safely and work along Z. Can make any angle you like. (light cuts)

    Fun option 2:
    - center...
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    That was scary Bruce....amazing you got in on...

    That was scary Bruce....amazing you got in on camera! Nice catch also!!!
    I wonder if things were worse had you clamped better (e.g. clamps as stops at the end of the scale). If the scale didn't move...
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    90% of the times, you don't even have to slide...

    90% of the times, you don't even have to slide the vert head back ;)
  15. Thanks Ross, very impressive part...

    Thanks Ross, very impressive part...
  16. What would that beautiful part be for Ross?

    What would that beautiful part be for Ross?
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    Glad it all worked out Bevan! Enjoy

    Glad it all worked out Bevan! Enjoy
  18. Thread: For Sale ! ! !

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    Sticky: Taking 'well equipped' to the next level...not...

    Taking 'well equipped' to the next level...not only you'll get all the spares you might ever need, but the moulds to remake the hole machine. That's the craziest auction sale I've ever seen!
  19. Thread: Painting my FP2

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    Looking amazing Bruce!

    Looking amazing Bruce!
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    Thanks Bruce, this thing has a minimum width...

    Thanks Bruce,

    this thing has a minimum width requirement of around 2 mm (as I saw in the app note). Did you have to machine the nut a bit to allow for this?
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    Do you have a reference for this procedure Bruce?...

    Do you have a reference for this procedure Bruce? I am aware of low-end applications, I don't think I have seen anyone making a nut like this properly.
    Messing with old tools all the time something...
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    That's why I also find mills more intriguing than...

    That's why I also find mills more intriguing than lathes, design-wise. Lathes have, usually, more in common that mills, euromills at least.

    And you didn't even mention tables (aciera dovetailed...
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    Could super glue work there? Get the radius on...

    Could super glue work there? Get the radius on the mount correct and glue it on the spindle... I would try that first (if I ever went on to modify the casting of the head for a quill DRO, which is...
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    Wouldn't that thing be hard Peter to tap? Plus it...

    Wouldn't that thing be hard Peter to tap? Plus it has the bearings just inside...

    BR,
    Thanos
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    👍👍 (maybe you could consider Ross's suggestion...

    👍👍

    (maybe you could consider Ross's suggestion and place the disk at the drawbar side for safety and reach reasons)

    BR,
    Thanos
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