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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #150 on: December 14, 2011, 05:18:31 PM »
That looks like the mistery metal that is shiney on the inside :bow: :bow:
Cracking job as usuall :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #151 on: December 15, 2011, 05:09:58 AM »
 :thumbup: :thumbup: Cracking job as always Rob  :D :D

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #152 on: December 22, 2011, 03:41:38 PM »
Thanks John and Arnold  :headbang:

Thought i would make a start on the Y axis today ,,, the knee casting  needs a wee bit of work  :dremel:  ,, cleaned up the cast slot and increased the travel to 220mm  :)


before

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #153 on: December 22, 2011, 05:41:46 PM »
Wilson,
Will you stop pissing about with this thing and just get one with it.

Talking about dragging a job out, you in a union ?   :(

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #154 on: December 22, 2011, 05:56:59 PM »
Wilson,
Will you stop pissing about with this thing and just get one with it.

Talking about dragging a job out, you in a union ?   :(

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #155 on: December 29, 2011, 04:32:58 PM »
Wilson,
Will you stop pissing about with this thing and just get one with it.

Talking about dragging a job out, you in a union ?   :(

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 :lol: :lol: :lol: it is going on a bit John  :lol: :lol: :lol:

After been a bit crook for the passed  few day i felt the need for a bit metal bashing today  and i need a couple of bits of kit to make life a bit easier for a couple of machining set ups further along in this conversion ,, (any excuse  :coffee: )

Piss artists impression ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, WITHOUT chrome finish on render  :lol: :lol:   Keats type angle plate and plain angle plate , designed to fit the slot pattern on the CUB face plate ,,,, saves having to poke holes in the face plate for fixing  :med:
 

Got a bit carried away with the build before a remembered the camera  :Doh:  ,,, anyway some 5/8" plate was burnt up and  stuck together  :zap:

Furnace shot ,,,,,,,,,, i do like making stuff glow a tad  :ddb: :ddb: :ddb:



And after a quick clean up  , ready for machining tomorrow .


All piss taking comments welcome  :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #156 on: December 29, 2011, 04:54:51 PM »
Cant really think of owt nasty to say at the minute
I will have a think :bugeye: :bugeye: :bugeye:

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #157 on: December 29, 2011, 05:14:41 PM »
Rob,

There are 3 pieces shown on your drawing (ignoring the face plate).

Seems you have only made 2 pieces ?

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #158 on: December 29, 2011, 05:24:35 PM »
Rob,

There are 3 pieces shown on your drawing (ignoring the face plate).

Seems you have only made 2 pieces ?

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 :Doh: Hi Dave ,,,,,,,,,,,,thats nowt ,,,,, just need to bend a bit bar that shape for the clamp  :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #159 on: December 29, 2011, 05:37:38 PM »
Rob,

Thanks, .......... and they are made from 5/8" thick plate? so I assume they were welded.  Just that those inside fillets look really good.
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #160 on: December 29, 2011, 05:41:35 PM »
He rubs the welds with his finger to make them smoothe :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #161 on: December 29, 2011, 05:50:55 PM »
 :lol: :lol: Cheers John ,,,,,,,,,, i used the ruff skin on my hands actually  :lol: :lol: :lol:


Thanks Dave ,,,,,,,, ran the welds in vertical down hand with the MIG,, quick zap with die grinder just to improve the appearance on the clean up shot  :dremel:

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #162 on: December 29, 2011, 05:59:28 PM »
Nice Rob, some fine work there :clap: :clap:
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #163 on: December 29, 2011, 07:19:19 PM »
Rob.
You Jammie Barsteward!.  I got a small job in my shop right at the moment that needs a Keats,  im too tight to buy one of the Asian clones so I am devoting about an hour a day at work in fabricating one out of stainless angle and plate and its becoming a lot of work!. Those dam castings look good and when painted will be the real Mc coy!.  I wish I could foundry at work!!!!!!!. Nice job old boy.

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #164 on: December 29, 2011, 09:58:24 PM »
Rob.
You Jammie Barsteward!.  I got a small job in my shop right at the moment that needs a Keats,  im too tight to buy one of the Asian clones so I am devoting about an hour a day at work in fabricating one out of stainless angle and plate and its becoming a lot of work!. Those dam castings look good and when painted will be the real Mc coy!.  I wish I could foundry at work!!!!!!!. Nice job old boy.

Anthony

Castings,  I thought he said welded them up then hit them with a dia grinder, the welding he does is the best I have ever seen , I wish I was closer as I would get him to alter my wheel chair.

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #165 on: December 30, 2011, 03:36:56 AM »

You obviously have experience in welding then? :lol:

Seriously tho' thats an excellent bit of fabrication.. :bow: :bow:
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #166 on: December 30, 2011, 04:30:36 AM »
Rob.
You Jammie Barsteward!.  I got a small job in my shop right at the moment that needs a Keats,  im too tight to buy one of the Asian clones so I am devoting about an hour a day at work in fabricating one out of stainless angle and plate and its becoming a lot of work!. Those dam castings look good and when painted will be the real Mc coy!.  I wish I could foundry at work!!!!!!!. Nice job old boy.

Anthony

Anthony, there's a small Keats plate, made by folding along the dotted lines, here:
http://mikesworkshop.weebly.com/keats-type-angle-plate.html

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #167 on: December 30, 2011, 04:49:29 AM »
Rob,

My welding doesn't look anywhere near as good as yours - even after I've milled off all the lumps, filled the holes with Plastic Padding and painted over it!

Superb work again!  :clap:

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #168 on: December 30, 2011, 04:59:10 PM »
Cheers Lads  :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

The fillet welds are not structural  just me faffing about , the parts were welded all the way through from the other side ,after welding the parts up  i was not happy with the look of the square internal corners so i decided to tart the job up a bit  :loco:

 :lol: :lol: :lol: Phil ,,,,,,,,,, its just practice mate keep at it  :thumbup: 

Hi ,,Anthony  ,,,,,,,,,, you going to post some photos of your Keats angle plate  :poke: :)


Late start in the shop today  ,so not allot done  :bang:  ,,,,,,,,,,, milled the slot in the angle plate .



Next bolted to the shaper and one face cleaned up

And one of the flame cut edges was sorted  :dremel:



Rob  :)

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #169 on: December 30, 2011, 05:29:17 PM »
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #170 on: December 30, 2011, 05:39:24 PM »
Hi Rob ,

that's looking Great ,

a made to measure angle plate wins every time        :bow:

unless you're  short of time and had to make do with a ready made one  :lol:


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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #171 on: December 30, 2011, 06:00:52 PM »
Bloody hell Rob, wish you had told me you wanted one.
I threw 7 away last week, still in makers wrapping grease    :poke:

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #172 on: December 30, 2011, 06:30:51 PM »
Bloody hell Rob, wish you had told me you wanted one.
I threw 7 away last week, still in makers wrapping grease    :poke:

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Have you got a AC/DC Tig set you are going to throw away before i buy my present off the wife  :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #173 on: December 30, 2011, 06:57:41 PM »
I have actually but I don't think you can afford to run it.

I reckon you can get more heat off the electric meter gimbal than the torch   :zap:

Seriously it works but plays up [ DC bit not working right ] so I bought a new one, the old one is just insurance because when you have two the first one never breaks down.

I bought one of the Chinese 500 quid ones off Ebay, a bit wary as they are all full of things that go zapp and if it goes wrong there is no way I can fix this.
Then I bought a small plasma cutter, again off eEbay from www.cut40.com [ web site down - don't bother ] but they are local and can also repair these welders so I can breath easier.

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #174 on: December 30, 2011, 07:05:54 PM »
What make of  TIG set did you get John ?    There is a local Wallsend company selling those imported TIG sets ,,,,,, me and John are looking into getting a couple of new sets ,,,,, both or TIG's are just DC looking for AC/DC units .

Rob

PS  STOP chucking stuff in the skip  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


EDIT ,,,,,,,,,, anyway my angle plate is special  :med: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: