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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2016, 06:59:13 AM »
drab olive green!  WTF!  OZ ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,very 70s , bet your a British Leyland man at heart   :lol: :lol: :lol:


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I did once have Tundra green Mini van, and several more inspiringly coloured Mini pick-ups over the years.

Anyway,I've found the Land Rover Marine blue and the Massey grey paint now,so I shall make amends.....OZ
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2016, 02:51:53 PM »


I hope you have a fork lift to get it out  :thumbup:


Walk in the park Andrew  :ddb:



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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2016, 05:31:46 PM »
Doesn't the load exceed the rating for that jib position by a very significant amount? When I lifted a lathe that was a little over the rated load for that jib position on a two tonne hoist it didn't look happy at all and it kept trying to tip forwards. I am impressed if you managed that with just one helper.

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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2016, 02:33:40 AM »
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Doesn't the load exceed the rating for that jib position by a very significant amount?

It does by a couple of hundred Kg's , but it lifted it with ease .


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When I lifted a lathe that was a little over the rated load for that jib position on a two tonne hoist it didn't look happy at all and it kept trying to tip forwards.

If it was trying to tip forward  then the load was incorrectly slung , load centre was past pivot point  (front wheel axles ) .

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I am impressed if you managed that with just one helper.

It just took one person to remove the mill from the van and shift it round  to the rear of my house  , ME  :coffee: 






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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2016, 05:35:04 PM »
Putting weight on the pump end works great.

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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2016, 05:16:56 PM »
Putting weight on the pump end works great.

I ended up cantilevering the column for the lift. The weight of the headstock end (which arrived loaded with the heavy end at the front of the vehicle) and having to have the Z axis parallel to  the feet of the hoist  so that it could be lowered to the floor made the moving around a bit nerve wracking. I guess weights would have made that more straight forward, but I wouldn't have had anything heavy enough even if had thought of it.

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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2016, 10:45:26 PM »
You could use a couple buddies.  :beer:

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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2016, 02:30:11 PM »
Evening Chaps



Made a wee bit space in the shop today and assembled the mill  :dremel:



A good clean and the electrics to re fit is all thats needed now , the old flexible conduit (ally/paper type )  is a tad crispy critter , I have some nice new 20 mm kopex conduit with flex glands that will do the job nicely .  :zap:


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2016, 05:20:10 PM »
brill rob

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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2016, 10:52:42 PM »
Looks to be a nice machine!

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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2016, 03:23:27 AM »
I LOVE the pink shovel you've got ready for the swarf  :lol:
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2016, 01:15:42 PM »
I LOVE the pink shovel you've got ready for the swarf  :lol:

 :scratch: You mean you dont have a pink pirate shop bucket and spade Andrew  , shame on you  :poke:  , I bet you dont have a pink fishing net hanging from your shop roof either  :) 


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2016, 04:43:40 PM »
I was going to comment on the pink pirate treasure shovel

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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2016, 04:54:36 PM »
I was going to comment on the pink pirate treasure shovel
Every  shop needs a set Tom  :lol:


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2016, 05:08:42 PM »
That's a nice mill.

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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2016, 05:00:56 AM »
I LOVE the pink shovel you've got ready for the swarf  :lol:

I use the business end of a seaside sand castle spade as a mini-dustpan while cleaning swarf from my Myford ML7 - it works well.

It's not pink, though, more a sort of sand yellow.  I've also got a smaller green one, that works too.

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And I've got a baby's bottle brush for cleaning out the Morse tapers in the ML7 head-stock and tail-stock.
Who cares what they were originally intended for as long as they're useful in my workshop!   :lol:   :ddb:   :lol:   :ddb:   :lol:   :ddb: 
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2016, 07:29:36 AM »
Well back to reality now ,back from my holidays  :(

So to cheer myself up I went a wee road trip to pick up a few incidentals for the Bridgeport.  :dremel:



Slotting head and HZ quill adaptor , then wile down country I popped into Arceurotrade  for a 6 inch machine vice and a wee bit R8 tooling ,the lad there makes a cracking cup of tea  :thumbup: , then on the way back I swung buy Joules house to drop off the X,Y thing and have  bit crack , his lass also makes a canny brew  :coffee:

Suppose I better put my Boxford shaper and Lathe up for sale ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,groan ,let battle begin  :lol: 




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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2016, 08:52:33 AM »


Suppose I better put my Boxford shaper and Lathe up for sale ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,groan ,let battle begin  :lol: 

Rob

Maybe you have better luck flogging me a kit of parts to build a 626 mill..... :lol: :lol:

So how was the holiday then? :wave:

 Didnt see many pictures... :wack:

With all that additional hardware looks like you going to be busy.....
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2016, 08:55:55 AM »
 :lol: :lol: Nope !  I will be keeping my 626 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,retirement project  :Doh:

I thought you would have bought a 626 by now John  :poke:


Holiday was great thanks ,just winding down today ,buck to work tomorrow  :( , I will see about sticking a few photos up through the week , my arse looks mint in a mankini  :lol: 

aye lots going on in the shop at the moment  :dremel:


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2016, 09:16:22 AM »
:lol: :lol: Nope !  I will be keeping my 626 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,retirement project  :Doh:

I thought you would have bought a 626 by now John  :poke:



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Well there are over 1600 reasons why I havent bought one yet  :bugeye: .I think I need to flog my Eagle30 first to put towards the cost..........
This is what happens when you retire and become a pauper.... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2016, 09:20:58 AM »
You sure its not you just being a Yorkshire man John    :D 

How much for a new one  ?  1600      :bugeye:  and it will need fixing from new  :lol: :lol:


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2016, 09:31:23 AM »
A new one from Chester is 1635 or Warco 1640....

The operating envelope doesnt appear to be as good as the Eagle, but then its biggest advantage is the knee....and the table is a little smaller....

What repairs do you refer to?

The nice to haves I'd like are a 4" riser and a vfd conversion...
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2016, 10:03:11 AM »


What repairs do you refer to?



Well mine was a real dog ,  lets just say the parts fit where they touched  :palm:

Build quality , whats that !

Rare earth metals used lol



not one leadscrew is the same diameter




 

MMM there idea of a machined flat surface is not quite the same as mine 





and getting two surfaces parallel ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you must be joking .









And I could go on  :Doh: 


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2016, 10:32:30 AM »
Hmmm....Looks like you got your work cut out sorting stuff then.... :dremel:

Think I might look for something else....  :scratch:
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2016, 10:39:31 AM »
Hmmmmm, I had my heart set on a Warco 626 for years, but if I'm going to buy a project....    :scratch:   Might as well be any of the available mills these days.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup: