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  1. Tricks for installing/removing accessories from a Deckel "SK40-type" dividing head ?

    I've been switching my FP1/MT4 Deckel dividing head and accessories for an FP2/SK40 one. (Note that some of the MT4 stuff is still for sale, send me a PM if interested.)

    Today I used the SK40...
  2. Hi John, Glad you were able to adjust the...

    Hi John,

    Glad you were able to adjust the tapered bearing to get the free play down to the recommended value. Thanks also for the photos of the oil tube -- they will help the next people with...
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    On the positive side, when you have to walk...

    On the positive side, when you have to walk across the shop to get a tool, it's not far!
  4. Hi Ross, Of course this is entirely...

    Hi Ross,



    Of course this is entirely correct. I'm replying to you but my comment is meant for Volvo.

    When I started off, I would (for example) line up the fixed face of a vise parallel to...
  5. Thread: Riken RTM-3

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    These clamps are a PITA. Probably the front one...

    These clamps are a PITA. Probably the front one is missing from yours (I think I noted that in one of your photos a long time ago). Check underneath the front of your long reach head and see if...
  6. Thread: Riken RTM-3

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    The name/description "FP2 verschiebbarer...

    The name/description "FP2 verschiebbarer Fraskopf", because

    FP2 = FP2
    verschiebbarer = adjustable or slidable
    Fräskopf = milling head
  7. Photos please, they will help the next person in...

    Photos please, they will help the next person in this situation.

    Important: are you talking about "runout" which means that the spindle does not run true? Or are you talking about "free play"...
  8. Not sure which angle you are referring to. As I...

    Not sure which angle you are referring to. As I recall I clocked the facing flange for concentricity as I rotated the rotary table, and for level (fixed Z) as I rotated the rotary table. Probably I...
  9. Thread: Riken RTM-3

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    They do turn up on German Ebay, from time to...

    They do turn up on German Ebay, from time to time. Franz Singer has one here, but it's very expensive:
    FP2 verschiebbarer Fraskopf Nr.2013-4080 teiluberholt fur Deckel Frasmaschine | eBay
  10. Hi Ross, I'm still blown away by the nice job...

    Hi Ross,

    I'm still blown away by the nice job you did on your FP3 (different thread).

    In this thread, I'm looking at your photo showing the vertical head casting standing on a pair of 1-2-3 (or...
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    Hi Tyrone, have you come across Permatex...

    Hi Tyrone,

    have you come across Permatex Form-A-Gasket No. 2 Sealant? It's a sticky smelly black goo: a slow-drying non-hardening sealant. If I put a bead of that between the chuck and the...
  12. I used my smaller rotary table, 250mm diameter.

    I used my smaller rotary table, 250mm diameter.
  13. I'm getting close to having something useable. ...

    I'm getting close to having something useable. The structure above finally came back from being brazed. Here it is, after some grinding, in the down position:
    ...
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    I thought I would follow up after 2 1/2 years,...

    I thought I would follow up after 2 1/2 years, when I ground the table top and the bottom of the chuck.

    This morning I needed to grind a large part, almost as big as the chuck. I haven't done...
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    Thanos, thanks for the all the nice pictures! ...

    Thanos, thanks for the all the nice pictures! Here's a couple from me, showing the vise as workholding in horizontal mode. Note the use of parallels to lift up the work from the vise.
    ...
  16. This is a very nice video showing the complete...

    This is a very nice video showing the complete disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly of a Wohlhaupter UPA3 boring head:

    YouTube
  17. Cutting it with the compound will work fine if...

    Cutting it with the compound will work fine if you are within 0.01mm. Important: be sure that your dial indicator or test indicator touches at exactly the center height. It it is touching too high...
  18. Dennis, the movies are very illuminating! I hope...

    Dennis, the movies are very illuminating! I hope one of the experts here can watch these and give you feedback. I think that lowering the ring gear is a good thing to try.

    Have you tried running...
  19. Hi Dennis, I don't understand the photo....

    Hi Dennis,



    I don't understand the photo. Are these the two bevel gears? Which gear is the one with the horizontal axis and which gear is the one with the vertical axes? Which one are you...
  20. Hi Dennis, I have no experience or training...

    Hi Dennis,

    I have no experience or training with gears. But to me it sounds as if the mesh is too tight. On the head there is a bevel gear (A) whose rotation axis is vertical, and on the ram...
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    Hi Erik, Congratulations, that looks like a...

    Hi Erik,

    Congratulations, that looks like a nice machine, and it's a late generation one. The "dirt" reminds me of how my FP2 looked when I got it. The owner had used it for woodworking, but the...
  22. I do not see that behaviour on machine. It...

    I do not see that behaviour on machine. It sounds like vibration in the horizontal spindle which is being damped by the locking mechanism. Perhaps one of the others here will recognize this and...
  23. Two comments: -- You are turning it the wrong...

    Two comments:

    -- You are turning it the wrong way. To load the gears on the same faces as when it is operating under load, you need to turn the spindle in the other direction.

    -- Yes, this...
  24. I am not sure we are talking about the same...

    I am not sure we are talking about the same thing, but perhaps this is of help.

    The top item on the vertical head of my FP2 is an anodized black aluminium protective cap, which has a hole on the...
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    Hi Millwrong, Making it yourself is probably...

    Hi Millwrong,

    Making it yourself is probably the best alternative because then you can control materials and size to suit your needs. But if you can get by with short blanks, here is one...
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