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Re: Another homemade milling machine
« Reply #100 on: May 28, 2017, 03:44:52 PM »
Milling machine is at a bit of a stand still in terms of making bits for it but I have been working with it to finish a qctp I started on the lathe and abandoned when the lathe wrecked the dovetail cutter I had.
Just need to make some handles for it now and it will be ready for me to start making holders for it.
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Re: Another homemade milling machine
« Reply #101 on: May 28, 2017, 09:18:02 PM »
Looks like you have yourself a mill! :thumbup: :beer:
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Re: Another homemade milling machine
« Reply #102 on: May 29, 2017, 04:12:48 PM »
I wont go quite that far yet still have quite a bit to do before I will say its a proper mill. It does however look promising and is producing some nice cuts even with the not so good cutters I have. I knocked up a fly cutter which is responsible for most of the surfaces on the qctp its not pretty but it works very well.
If anyone could point me in the right direction to order a couple of bevel gears for a nice price I would be very interested I did consider using some out of angle grinders I have collected over the years but they are such weird ratio's like 3.5454545:1 etc the nearest I have found to a proper ratio is 3.9:1 so far. I would like either 2.5:1 or 5:1.
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Re: Another homemade milling machine
« Reply #103 on: July 15, 2017, 05:35:20 PM »
Despite me being quiet on this thread I have still been doing things for and with the milling machine I am now at the point where I am moving the z axis handle from the top of the mill at the back to the bottom at the front.
After much searching for some gears of the correct ratio I gave up and decided to use some of the gears I salvaged from a old angle grinder which have a ratio of 3.9:1 not much use for graduating the handle with the 2.5mm pitch screw but its gonna have to do.
When I finished today I had what is shown in the picture just need to make sure the screw is nice and square tomorrow before I drill and tap to mount it.
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Re: Another homemade milling machine
« Reply #104 on: July 15, 2017, 09:57:13 PM »
Great to hear, and see that you're continuing to progress with it!

Maybe some day, cut some bevel gears with it in the ratio you want......?  :dremel: :beer:
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Re: Another homemade milling machine
« Reply #105 on: July 16, 2017, 08:11:07 AM »
Great to hear, and see that you're continuing to progress with it!

Maybe some day, cut some bevel gears with it in the ratio you want......?  :dremel: :beer:
Thats certainly one option but I am edging towards leaving the knee as is and using the z axis on the spindle as the measurable part.
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