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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #50 on: September 25, 2016, 10:39:55 AM »
Rob, was it new when you got it, or had a previous owner 'breathed' on it ? That lead screw nut implies someone had driven it hard into overtravel  :bugeye:
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #51 on: September 25, 2016, 10:44:38 AM »
All those issues have been sorted John  :dremel:


 



I just have not had time nor the interest in the project ,one day I will get back on with it .

Why not go for a used industrial machine ?


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #52 on: September 25, 2016, 10:48:24 AM »
Only if it has workshop space below it.  By the way Rob, nice setup you have.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #53 on: September 25, 2016, 10:50:26 AM »
Rob, was it new when you got it, or had a previous owner 'breathed' on it ? That lead screw nut implies someone had driven it hard into overtravel  :bugeye:

It was a year old when I got it Andrew , and the old bloke sadly died a few months after getting it . The screw nut is as fit from new ,just very poor quality . but at the time they where 1400 new ,so at the end of the day what can one expects for that sort of money .


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2016, 10:50:41 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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You should have called in and you could have taken a van load of steel and other stuff with you. Mind you we only serve coffee  :doh:
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2016, 10:55:28 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.

I am sure there are good versions of the 626 mill out there , did Myford manufacture a variant ?  what is the 626 mill a copy of ?  would be interesting to know its origins .

Luckily converting it to CNC meant I got to throw  out most of the crap parts  :med:


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #56 on: September 25, 2016, 10:59:34 AM »
Mind you we only serve coffee  :doh:

Black three sugars next  time John  :thumbup:


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2016, 11:05:10 AM »
Looks like the 626 is a copy of the Myford VM  http://www.lathes.co.uk/myfordmillers/page2.html 

now one of those would sit next to your S7 nicely Joules


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #58 on: September 25, 2016, 11:19:45 AM »
Had been saving for 2yrs before Myford went tits up for one of their VME's, blew it all on new computers and 3D printers    :(   I still lust after one every time I see a secondhand advertised.
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #60 on: September 25, 2016, 12:04:18 PM »
I need to be content with the little SU1, with a few mods and some TLC like you have provide to the 626 I'm sure this would be a cracking little desktop knee mill.  It's just crying out for a better vertical head arrangement, either bolted on the overarm as is, or a new block to sit on the column and provide the spindle with a rack and pinion lift, bit like a hybrid Aciera F1

I can but dream   :drool: 
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #61 on: September 25, 2016, 12:28:22 PM »
Joules I am sure you SU1 will turn out to be a very versatile machine when your finished modding it  :proj:


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #62 on: September 25, 2016, 12:54:36 PM »
 :lol:

    This one is going CNC, so a very different life to a manual machine.
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #64 on: September 25, 2016, 05:15:56 PM »
John if you need some horizontal  cutters pm me your address and I will send you some. Mike

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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #65 on: September 25, 2016, 05:21:26 PM »
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #66 on: September 25, 2016, 05:36:03 PM »
:lol:

    This one is going CNC, so a very different life to a manual machine.

I am sure it will be a very different machine by the time your finished with it Joules  :dremel:  , well unless the dog  eats it first  :lol:

You planning on getting the young lad involved with the conversion ?


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #67 on: September 26, 2016, 08:29:41 AM »
I hope so, plan on teaching him to use a dial gauge so he can measure play in all the ways and get a feel for too loose and too tight, plus it will be an exercise in how things work.  I can see next years Doncaster Show being fun for him.  He should just have enough knowledge by then to be dangerous.

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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #68 on: September 27, 2016, 05:12:27 AM »
There be one on ebay now http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MYFORD-VM-C-VERTICAL-MILLING-MACHINE-/131941519372?hash=item1eb853d00c:g:Oq0AAOSw4shX3Gs8


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I watched it to the end....it sold at its starting price....
I didnt buy it, 'er-indoors' said" you dont know what you are buying..." Good point...I guess...plus the fact that its 2/3rds the cost of a new machine and I would have had the aggro of collectiing from Wales...

Ah well, I'll keep looking dreaming... :coffee:
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #69 on: October 01, 2016, 07:32:11 AM »
One day John  :med:

Well I decided to have a wee road trip South again this morning , about a 370 mile round trip .Made it  back in time for lunch   :)





1100 Kgs of joy  :dremel:


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #70 on: October 01, 2016, 08:02:49 AM »
I take it once you got upto speed, you couldn't  stop as you whizzed past Rotherham   :lol:

Never fails to amaze me how you shoe horn loads into that van and then get them out.

Nice one Rob.
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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #71 on: October 01, 2016, 08:15:53 AM »
Aye once the van  attained  maximum forward velocity there was no stopping me   :) , I will be back down your way in a few weeks  :thumbup:


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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #72 on: October 01, 2016, 09:13:12 AM »
Rob,

Surely there's not enough room for that and a Bridgeport in your Tardis!

Or have some things got to go to make space?

Cheers.

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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #73 on: October 01, 2016, 10:13:15 AM »
Hi Phil

Yes some machines will be going, the  Boxford shaper ,Boxford  lathe  and maybe a grinder or two  , I sold all the foundry gear earlier in the year and I have allot more reorganisation of the workshop to do , all good fun .

Suppose  I better remove the lathe from the van now  :dremel:

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Re: Arboga Geared Head Drill tart up
« Reply #74 on: October 01, 2016, 01:26:06 PM »


Suppose  I better remove the lathe from the van now  :dremel:

Rob

I'd love to see how you achieved this amazing feat of weight transferance..... :scratch:
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