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  1. 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...
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    These were the generic instructions, meaning for...

    These were the generic instructions, meaning for all (X, Y, Z) gibs.
  3. 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...
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    Hi Siggi, For what it's worth, Franz told...

    Hi Siggi,



    For what it's worth, Franz told me to loosen both gibs. Tighten the first until the table won't move at the tightest point, and back it out half a turn. Then to do the same for the...
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    Ross, if you see this and still have the pictures...

    Ross, if you see this and still have the pictures handy, please repost them. I think this is one of the best examples I have seen of extensive machine modifications and improvements which (a)...
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    PM policy is that when you post an item for sale...

    PM policy is that when you post an item for sale you should give your asking price.
  7. 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...
  8. (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...
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    I have had a few similar experiences, for example...

    I have had a few similar experiences, for example with Busch & Müller bicycle lights. It has exactly the same effect on me - I will keep going back.
  10. 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...
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    Hi John, very happy to hear that the dealer...

    Hi John, very happy to hear that the dealer offered you reasonable compensation! Cheers, Bruce
  12. 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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    Not that this is a democracy, but I also vote for...

    Not that this is a democracy, but I also vote for Gordon. He's active here, he knows his stuff, and I think he'd help keep threads from running off track.
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    I read through the SV12 pages that you linked to....

    I read through the SV12 pages that you linked to. These machines, just like the very first FP1s, show something about history. These early milling machines really began as lathe headstocks mounted...
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    That must be a very nice-looking machine. Could...

    That must be a very nice-looking machine. Could you post some photos from after you finished putting it back together?
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    I have exactly the same problem on my machine. ...

    I have exactly the same problem on my machine. Some of the crap paint just flaked off/scraped off. One of these days I might do something about it. But it is better to first use the machine and...
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    Nice job, and good looking machine (apart from...

    Nice job, and good looking machine (apart from the horrible paint job!). I am sure you will enjoy using it. Adding a DRO would be a worthwhile upgrade IMO.
  18. Another solution to this is to use a Deckel "Fine...

    Another solution to this is to use a Deckel "Fine boring head" (Feinbohrkopf). This has 100mm of travel and is set up so that you can use gage blocks and a dial indicator to measure the travel...
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    If I had bought that machine, I would insist that...

    If I had bought that machine, I would insist that it be replaced. A crack in the bed is a permanent non-repairable defect. Because of the location, the shape, and the appearance, I don't think that...
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    Dear John, Did you write to the company to...

    Dear John,



    Did you write to the company to describe the problem and ask for compensation? I would certainly advise this, because if the company is a professional one and a responsible one,...
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    Hi Peter, This crate looks very good, along...

    Hi Peter,

    This crate looks very good, along with your guidelines. Thanks for posting it. I had a question about only one point:



    The experts who I talked with all stressed the importance...
  22. When it's finished, I'll post some photos of my...

    When it's finished, I'll post some photos of my wooden mock-up.
  23. I've started putting together a drop-down inside...

    I've started putting together a drop-down inside grinding attachment. This will hold a grinding spindle of up to 60mm (2.4") diameter, and a drive motor, connected with a flat belt. It will swing...
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    Sorry to hear about the grease. Are the...

    Sorry to hear about the grease. Are the details/update in a different thread? Or will you post those here? Many people here have removed the supports from their machines and cleaned out the...
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    I don't know about the tool lifter. But it is a...

    I don't know about the tool lifter. But it is a good deal, proof being that several people have now bid the price up to over 1000 Euro.
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