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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #450 on: October 16, 2012, 02:54:06 PM »
Well Rob there has to be something that I can do better than you can  :D

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #451 on: October 16, 2012, 02:59:08 PM »
Thanks Jason  :thumbup: , i would never have thought to do a search for meter cupboard locks  :med:


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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #452 on: October 16, 2012, 03:03:15 PM »
Well Rob there has to be something that I can do better than you can  :D

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 :lol: :lol:  i am sure they have messed with the RS web site , do they still do the catalogues ?  :palm:


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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #453 on: October 16, 2012, 03:07:22 PM »
If you want the latches that use the tapered square keys they are known as "budget locks" you should be able to weld them onto the back of the doors.

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #454 on: October 16, 2012, 03:11:31 PM »
Well Rob there has to be something that I can do better than you can  :D

Bob

 :lol: :lol:  i am sure they have messed with the RS web site , do they still do the catalogues ?  :palm:


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When I left work in 2009, they still did the paper version and it was 6-7 volumes A4 format by 150mm or so thick.
I've kept my account access but not been sent any catalogues since then.

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #455 on: October 16, 2012, 03:21:56 PM »
If you want the latches that use the tapered square keys they are known as "budget locks" you should be able to weld them onto the back of the doors.

J

I do have 4 of those  Jason , we use that type at work for battery box covers and side panels , had thought about using them ,but i think the other type look smarter .


Bob, They still have the paper ones in store at the trade counter , we used to get a set every year at work , I will ask next time i am in store . much easier to fined stuff LOL


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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #456 on: October 16, 2012, 03:45:52 PM »
Yup paper catalogs are in 4 volumes published twice per year
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #457 on: October 16, 2012, 03:48:19 PM »
Hi Rob , no wonder you have been quiet , that must have taken some making, but worth it as looking spot on  :bow: :bow: :clap: :clap: I am with you on the RS website even when I have the paper catalouge and see what Rs themselves call an item you still can not find it in the web version  :palm: :bang:
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #458 on: October 16, 2012, 04:00:38 PM »
Yup paper catalogs are in 4 volumes published twice per year

good to here John, I would much rather look through the relevant volume  , than look on the web site  :palm:


Cheers Mick ,, aye cutting up the plate with an angle grinder took a bit of doing , i must get a plasma cutter . Photos dont show all the work that   went into the  inside of the base for the cable runs ect.


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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #459 on: October 16, 2012, 04:19:07 PM »
Well ...........get your camera inside lad .............. You knows we like photos  :lol:....... as someone once said , no photos and it did not happen  :lol:  I bet you went through some grinding discs and will also have been removed from your neighbours Christmas card list too I bet  :clap: I have got some of the bandy conduit stuff if you need some anyway Rob .
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #460 on: October 16, 2012, 04:53:10 PM »
It looks bigger in real life
Is like a maze inside
Would make a good ferret cage
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #461 on: October 16, 2012, 09:30:47 PM »
What the hell? I take a leave of absence and while I'm away Rob's into it again! This is amazing mate. Just had a quick look to get a 'steel fix' and Wilso is at it again, amazing attention to detail mate. You really are an all round fabricator! Looks bloody great.
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #462 on: October 17, 2012, 02:51:41 PM »
Gudday Rob  :wave:  good to see you stopping by mate .

Hope your still managing to get some shop time  :poke:


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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #463 on: October 17, 2012, 03:05:53 PM »
Oh mate, I wish! Work has me travelling over the last 2 years now. Now i only get 1 full weekend at home so shop time is minimal at best, usually limited to repairing stuff but first I have to clean dust off everything. Did some ingotting a month ago, just to prove to myself that I still could! Loving what you are doing mate, I drop on from time to time, just to keep an eye on ya. Remember, I'm watching!
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #464 on: October 17, 2012, 03:20:43 PM »
I had an idea that work was keeping you busy , you will have to slow up some day mate .

Sure would be good to see the dust blown off your engine build some day .


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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #465 on: October 17, 2012, 04:04:17 PM »
Thats the type Bob , :thumbup:, now why the F00K could i not fined those on the RS site  :bang: :bang:   




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Because the "New Improved" RS web site is absolute rubbish! The one they had about 18 months ago at least worked. This one is riddled with loads of 'features' that don't work. I was on it today and the 'refine' features in searches just don't function.

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #466 on: October 17, 2012, 04:08:54 PM »
 :lol: :lol: pleased its not just me  :bang:   yes the search was much better a couple of years back , with a row of drop down boxes to narrow the search .


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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #467 on: October 19, 2012, 05:10:44 PM »
BEFORE .


AFTER  :)


I had to rush the paint job and only paint were needed  so i could  mounted the mill on the base , due to needing the shop floor space ,picking up another mill tomorrow ,the one i should have converted to CNC  :palm:  ,i can finish the painting when ever , the only part of the original base worth keeping is the door handle, i will skip the rest .


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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #468 on: October 19, 2012, 05:21:13 PM »
That looks much better mate :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
It must be a 30 disc project that base  :bugeye: :bugeye: :bugeye: (30 slitting discs)
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #469 on: October 19, 2012, 05:59:03 PM »
 looks spot on Rob :bow:, will look more 'factory' than the factory one once doors etc fitted .................. I recon on 31 disc project .......... 30 slitting and 1 slipped  :lol:

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #470 on: October 20, 2012, 03:03:08 PM »
well dun rob

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #471 on: October 20, 2012, 05:27:24 PM »
Rob,
That does look good  :thumbup: :clap:
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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #472 on: October 21, 2012, 02:13:41 AM »
Crisp........  :thumbup:

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #473 on: October 21, 2012, 02:37:33 AM »
Thats looking darn good Rob

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Crisp........  :thumbup:

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Re: Chester 626 mill CNC Conversion
« Reply #474 on: October 21, 2012, 04:48:07 AM »
Thats looking darn good Rob

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Crisp........  :thumbup:

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Yes please:- cheese and onion if you've got them.

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Naahhh...... Just salty vinegar, Stew.

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