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Offline John Rudd

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My new 626 mill has arrived
« on: October 21, 2016, 12:05:51 PM »
I was asked to show some pictures of my new mill......

Well I was fighting the weather today, hoping it wouldnt rain before it arrived and I got it into the garage.....

Driver turned up at 11-15... Offloaded the crate and left me to it....

With the machine unwrapped from its wooden shroud (I'd hardly call it a crate, the plywood was like tissue paper...) I checked to make sure it wasnt damaged....

Here's a shot of the bottom section on its stand in the garage......

More to follow.....
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Offline Joules

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Re: My new 626 mill has arrived
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2016, 12:19:25 PM »
You've been had, it's decapitated    :lol:
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: My new 626 mill has arrived
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2016, 12:43:38 PM »
You've been had, it's decapitated    :lol:

Nah - its just that the riser is made of Perspex !

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Re: My new 626 mill has arrived
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2016, 12:51:16 PM »
Nice.

When I go for a new mill, that is one of the ones I am looking at.
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Re: My new 626 mill has arrived
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2016, 01:07:13 PM »
 :thumbup: nice one John  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Did the vices arrive ?  :dremel:


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Re: My new 626 mill has arrived
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2016, 01:38:54 PM »
I decided to split the top from the riser column to make moving easier for me....

I was on my own....no help to hand... :doh:

Top is now on....but not the motor.....  Due to a school biy error....what a klutz.......

I placed the suds tray on the stand and put the mill on top, then bolted it up.....wasnt til I tried the knee I realised the tray is on wrong way round.......bugger! The knee lead screw goes into a hole in the tray...which I mistook for a suds drain......I feel so stupid....I'm leaving it for tonight...sort it manyanna....

The vice is fecking huge.....think I dropped a bolleck there getting the 5"  one.....should have gone for 4".....

I'll put some more pics up later....when I'm a bit calmer....
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Re: My new 626 mill has arrived
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2016, 03:49:17 PM »
I placed the suds tray on the stand and put the mill on top, then bolted it up.....wasnt til I tried the knee I realised the tray is on wrong way round.......bugger! The knee lead screw goes into a hole in the tray...which I mistook for a suds drain......I feel so stupid...


   Me to John :doh: i was also on my own so left it until the next day, so out came the hole drill.. I now have two big holes in the tray :clap:
I put the top on on the base in the garage at the front ans used the steel beam in the roof with a mobile engine lift, then dropped the lot onto a buggy ( that i no-longer have ) and wheeled it down the garden to the shed. So i cut a new hole.
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Re: My new 626 mill has arrived
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2016, 10:27:23 AM »
Well after a  quick visit to the Deep in Hull and say our goodbyes  pto daughter/grand-daughter, I got back to it....

Got the engine hoist out,  rigged up some rope and commenced relocating the knee aperture in the drip tray......then....bang! The rope snapped... :Doh: Oh bugger!

No damage done......
Well got the tray turned around and the mill bolted back down....



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Re: My new 626 mill has arrived
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2016, 10:33:50 AM »
Further stuff.....

Got the motor refitted/wired up...
Time to fit a plug and give it a whirl.....

Oh dear its running backwards! :scratch: 

Hmmm what's this switch for?.....its just a plain on/off rocker switch.....with the motor running and pressing the switch, the motor just hummed a bit louder......

Time to read..... :coffee:

Turns out the switch reverses the motor.....just dont do it while its running....

All sorted.....

Mounted me new vice.....what a weight!!

Now all good to go....make some swarf.....


Ahem, could some nice management type rotate my images please? Cant seem to do it on my iPad...
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Re: My new 626 mill has arrived
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2016, 11:41:22 AM »
Bad luck with the rope snapping John - probably worth investing in a few continuous loop strops  :bugeye:

I suppose the advantage of using the mill lying on it's side like the pictures show, is that the swarf all falls off like a slant bed lathe  :lol:
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Re: My new 626 mill has arrived
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2016, 12:24:17 PM »
Cant understand why the rope broke, its polypropylene and a decent size too....Never let me down before..

So you couldnt fix my pictures then Andrew? :scratch:
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Re: My new 626 mill has arrived
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2016, 03:35:43 PM »
Bad luck with the rope snapping John - probably worth investing in a few continuous loop strops  :bugeye:

I suppose the advantage of using the mill lying on it's side like the pictures show, is that the swarf all falls off like a slant bed lathe  :lol:
Was a bit put off when the continuous loops first came out and it was explained that the cord inside is wrapped round and round with the ends tied together (if that makes sense) thought what if one strand gets cut.
Well that was years ago and I use them lots, cheap safe tested and rated.
My son had some works ones condemned as somebody had written their name on them with felt tip. that said the tester said in practice he would happily trust them.

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Re: My new 626 mill has arrived
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2016, 03:41:33 PM »
I keep half a dozen of them tucked behind the forklift truck seat, some with shackles attached, and have a few in the cab of the digger - they've proved invaluable. Some are woven and of flat cross section, some are sheathed and presumably have the continuous cord construction.
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Re: My new 626 mill has arrived
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2016, 05:49:07 PM »
I bought a few of the purple ones (colour coded for 1 tonne) from screwfix.ie to go with a chain block , used them from new to lift some large rolls of second hand astro turf. Was amazed they didn't break!

Then I read the small print on the slings: "Safety factor 7"

Now I would not condone this but honest guv we had no idea how heavy the rolls were!

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