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  1. Hi Ross, BINGO! Once I took everything...

    Hi Ross,



    BINGO! Once I took everything (saw, spacers, nut) off the arbor, it was straight again. But the spacers faces appear to be very parallel, that's not the problem. The issue is that...
  2. Dear John, thank you and best wishes for the...

    Dear John, thank you and best wishes for the holidays and the new year! Like you, I am very grateful for this forum. Without the help of the people here (particularly Ross, Peter and Tien) I don't...
  3. Hi John, Is it right to compare that gib photo...

    Hi John,

    Is it right to compare that gib photo with this one (from before you scraped...
  4. That sounds like progress. Photos please!

    That sounds like progress. Photos please!
  5. Ross, you have to pity those of us with only one...

    Ross, you have to pity those of us with only one mill. Cheers, Bruce
  6. The bronze is soft enough that it will cut well...

    The bronze is soft enough that it will cut well with a long-handled engineers steel scraper. You can sharpen that on a shop grinder, and hone (optional) with wooden disk on the grinder and honing...
  7. Hi John, If it were mine I would pull out my...

    Hi John,

    If it were mine I would pull out my scrapers (hand and power) and start knocking down that worn-smooth area. I would then blue it up, insert it, identify where it is hitting, and...
  8. John, one further thought. Is there any way that...

    John, one further thought. Is there any way that something could have "smacked" the hex shaft for the X axis table lock on the door side? That would transmit force through to the locking lever and...
  9. Hi John, I haven't said anything about...

    Hi John,



    I haven't said anything about this because it's been a few years since I have poked around there. But what I remember is the following. The locking shaft is hex. Over part of that...
  10. Hi John, Sorry to hear about this. I'm...

    Hi John,



    Sorry to hear about this. I'm sure that Franz can sell you a new end cap. Alternatively you may be able to braze the broken one back together. I am sure that someone here can say...
  11. John, I am glad you got them out without much...

    John, I am glad you got them out without much drama. I would be grateful if you could post a nice high-res picture of both gib strips in full, cleaned up and laying on a table, so we can see how the...
  12. (1) Keep calm. (2) Put CCW screwdriver...

    (1) Keep calm.

    (2) Put CCW screwdriver pressure on the gib screw, and at the same time have a helper "rock" the X-axis handwheel back and forth. Idea is to have the table move the gib and the...
  13. A simple idea: have you got the X-axis locked...

    A simple idea: have you got the X-axis locked with the locking lever? Maybe you brushed up against it as you went off for your cuppa. This could explain the broken shear pin, the hard-to-turn...
  14. I can think of two possibilities. Either the...

    I can think of two possibilities.

    Either the X-axis feed is not disengaging properly, so when you try to turn the hand wheel you are turning all of the power feed gearing as well. This might...
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