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    My solution is a three legged frame with an...

    My solution is a three legged frame with an electric hoist, it can be folded up and swung to one side in about 60 seconds.

    I put the different heads onto little carts so I can push them under a...
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    Bob On my Alexander once you have removed the...

    Bob

    On my Alexander once you have removed the grub screws, you have to go back and do it again.
    By that I mean there are two down each hole, the second one acting as a locking device to the...
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    Alan When I pull the slotting head off it, I...

    Alan

    When I pull the slotting head off it, I will take some photo's for you.

    Phil
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    Hi Billmac You already have Peter Southworth's...

    Hi Billmac

    You already have Peter Southworth's prize winning model of Agnes in the museum.
    I spent half a day studying and taking lots of detaild photo's of it a couple of years ago.
    ...
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    Interesting helical slotting job

    I am making a 1/16 scale model of a Pollit & Wigzell mill engine, the barring engine has a helical quick release clutch on the output shaft.
    I set the Alexander up with a universal dividing head and...
  6. On my Alexander and probably the Deckel FP1 they...

    On my Alexander and probably the Deckel FP1 they are are 1.75" apart.

    Phil
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    Actually my high speed head is an Alexander one,...

    Actually my high speed head is an Alexander one, I had made the assumption that the Deckel and Alexander were the same.
    Normally that is the case but perhaps they do have different drawbars, if the...
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    You might want to be careful about the ones from...

    You might want to be careful about the ones from RC Machines, they go into the spindle but they do not fit the high speed head drawbar thread.
    (Dont ask how I know this !!) They have a full 16mm...
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    The hob spindle will tilt over to 45° no problem,...

    The hob spindle will tilt over to 45° no problem, its the gearing I am struggling with.
    Are you sure the helix angle will be 45°, I thought that would only apply if both the gears were the same...
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    Helical Gears on a Standard Hobbing Machine

    I have a Mikron 112 gear hobbing machine. It is designed for cutting spur gears only, not helicals.

    There is just one simple gear train to set up the tooth count required, very similar to how a...
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    Fitting a Digital Readout

    I have an Alexander Master Toolmaker milling machine, a few years ago I fitted it with a set of three cheap linear scales to give me a sort of poor mans digital readout system.

    This has worked...
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    Sticky: Just listed a high speed head collet on ebay. ...

    Just listed a high speed head collet on ebay.

    Lorch collet to fit Alexander or Deckel High Speed Head 6mm | eBay

    Phil
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    I sold my "Equivalents Micrometer" on ebay back...

    I sold my "Equivalents Micrometer" on ebay back in 2005, maybe the one you mentioned being boxed was mine, as it was still in it original fitted case.

    I picked it up at Newark antiques fair in the...
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    If anyone is actually still interested, there are...

    If anyone is actually still interested, there are some photo's of my Alexander here:-

    Alexander Mill Photos by pgp001 | Photobucket

    Phil
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    I converted my Alexander high speed head to use a...

    I converted my Alexander high speed head to use a poly-vee belt and took the opportunity to alter the ratio to make it more suitable for my useage.
    I limited it to a high and low range, the low...
  16. Hi Just seen this topic about my machine has...

    Hi
    Just seen this topic about my machine has surfaced again.

    The HS head is a genuine Alexander one as far as I know, I got it for £150 delivered to my door which was a real good bargain.
    The...
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    You mean like this.

    http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq286/pgp001/Various%20Tooling/Alexander%20Mill/PICT3606.jpg...
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    Hi again Paul I am still on the lookout for 6,...

    Hi again Paul

    I am still on the lookout for 6, 10 & 12mm collets so I can accurately hold standard milling cutter shanks.

    Many of my cutters are imperial sizes, so its not a massive problem....
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    Hi Paul You have already sent me that collet...

    Hi Paul

    You have already sent me that collet drawing a while ago.

    I did manage to get a set of almost new GHA imperial collets, so I am reasonably well set up.

    It would be nice to get hold...
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    The RC Machines ones do not fit correctly. Or...

    The RC Machines ones do not fit correctly.

    Or rather they do fit the spindle nose but the drawbar thread is too big on them.

    The correct ones have a smaller diameter thread which is about...
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    John Have sent you a PM with dimensions. ...

    John

    Have sent you a PM with dimensions.

    Phil
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    Hi John I got your PM, but am on holiday this...

    Hi John

    I got your PM, but am on holiday this week so might not be able to check the measurements for a couple of days.

    Will get back to you when I do.

    Phil
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    I know where there is a pulley. ...

    I know where there is a pulley.

    http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq286/pgp001/Alexander%20Mill/Workshop28_08_2010001.jpg

    PM..... Me

    Here are a few photo's of my head now fitted and...
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    Mine arrived a couple of days ago. Has anyone...

    Mine arrived a couple of days ago.
    Has anyone built theirs yet ?
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    You need to speak to a company called Kirjeng on...

    You need to speak to a company called Kirjeng on 01509 672025

    He stocks a huge range of new old stock cutters, drills, reamers & taps etc.
    If you ring him up, tell him Phil Procter gave you his...
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