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  1. Hi Shawn ... Good to hear from you. I have...

    Hi Shawn ... Good to hear from you.

    I have not thought about the drop in oil useage, that said it's certainly not dumped the same amount so I'll now monitor it - good comment!

    The DRO fitting...
  2. Certainly getting there Ross after spending what...

    Certainly getting there Ross after spending what I did on the mill and being told it was a "Good" machine (Always difficult when it's in another country and having to trust the machinery dealers...
  3. So what else would you do on New Years Day? ...

    So what else would you do on New Years Day?

    Well I pulled the Y-axis gib and it was a bit of a mess (Scorred and looks like it's been giving minimum contact).

    ... anyway after cleaning...
  4. Hi Ross, thanks for the detailed response - as...

    Hi Ross, thanks for the detailed response - as always greatly appreciated. Will post updates as I go on the Rulon process (maybe open a different thread).

    Have a good New Year

    John :cheers:
  5. Thanks for the valued advice Ross ... should I be...

    Thanks for the valued advice Ross ... should I be doing this amount of scraping with the Rulon?

    John:typing:
  6. Great comment/advice Peter, I have achieved that...

    Great comment/advice Peter, I have achieved that on the bottom gib but not the top.

    John:cheers:
  7. Well after a few days off and watching some...

    Well after a few days off and watching some YouTube clips on scraping and flaking I had a go at both the X-axis gibs (yes I know the upper gib had an oil slot in it but I don't know just how...
  8. Hi folk ... Well it's Christmas Eve and I'd just...

    Hi folk ... Well it's Christmas Eve and I'd just like to send my sincere "Thank you's" to all of you that have offered suggestions, advice and help to my issues with this dog of a FP2.

    So: Ross,...
  9. Hi Bruce - Not a lot to show. See the images...

    Hi Bruce - Not a lot to show. See the images below. There are three gib screws too.

    When I received the machine ALL three gib screws (2 X-feed and 1 Y feed) were hanging in there by just a few...
  10. Hi Ross thank you very much for giving such a...

    Hi Ross thank you very much for giving such a detailed and illustrated example - really appreciated but as Bruce said you've got the advantage of a great machine shop :D

    John:cheers:
  11. Hi Bruce - Thanks for your input. Started with a...

    Hi Bruce - Thanks for your input. Started with a file today as Peter suggested then worked away with a curved end scraper as I can't for the life of me find my straight one. At the end of 3 hours it...
  12. Hi Peter ... Well I've certainly got a selection...

    Hi Peter ... Well I've certainly got a selection of new files.

    Thanks very much for your assistance.

    John:cheers:
  13. Hi Bruce - Thanks very much for your comments....

    Hi Bruce - Thanks very much for your comments. Not got a power scraper and only ever done the max of an hour hand scraping but seen a few YouTube videos! I guess its going to be a bit of a learning...
  14. Thanks for your input Peter - always appreciated...

    Thanks for your input Peter - always appreciated :)

    John:cheers:
  15. ... and that is certainly on the cards. Having a...

    ... and that is certainly on the cards. Having a few issues with Tristar Corp but now looking at several other supplier outlets too ;)

    Your comments are appreciated and always welcomed - Thank...
  16. Hi Dennis - We're talking about the bottom /...

    Hi Dennis - We're talking about the bottom / lower rail. But if the cam presses on the opposite side then that's not an offending item.
  17. Well FOD certainly wouldn't help but the main...

    Well FOD certainly wouldn't help but the main chewed bit at the outer end shows very regular damage like the gib pressing down on a wood screw thread (and there are none of those inside ;))

    The...
  18. Hi Ross, Peter et all Withdrew the bottom gib...

    Hi Ross, Peter et all

    Withdrew the bottom gib this morning for inspection.

    Firstly - thanks to Peter for the tip on keeping the table locking bar in in place. I used a 300mm length of 20mm x...
  19. Definately needs more investigation Siggi...

    Definately needs more investigation Siggi :confused::crazy:
  20. Hi Dennis - yep it's really annoying that goal...

    Hi Dennis - yep it's really annoying that goal posts keep moving from end to end. What was your definative fix?

    John:typing:
  21. Over the past month I've managed to use the Mill...

    Over the past month I've managed to use the Mill with no powerfeed to the X-axis while awaiting some Rulon-142 to recover the gibs (another story).

    Today I eased both the X-axis gibs by half a...
  22. Hi Siggi - Thank you very much for your input :)...

    Hi Siggi - Thank you very much for your input :) I'll keep your notes ready should I need them.

    I've tried to find parts diagrams :( and images and simply can't!

    I'm awaiting a new material...
  23. Thanks Peter - really appreciate your comment. ...

    Thanks Peter - really appreciate your comment.

    Have a good weekend

    John :cheers:
  24. Afternoon all. Well the repaired Operator's...

    Afternoon all.

    Well the repaired Operator's End Cap is now re-fitted and the manual operation of the "X" feed feels smooth from end to end.

    I have removed the top X-axis gib strip and eximined...
  25. It may be a quite reasonable move if I wanted the...

    It may be a quite reasonable move if I wanted the mill out of action but it's in daily use and as I've never had an issue like this so IMHO its a question worth asking from those that have done it...
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