The Mill! It's Alive! It's Aliiiiive! (lightning, thunder SFX)

by Doc Nickel

Okay, I'm not going to tell you all the gory details, because, to be quite honest, I very badly screwed up reassembling the spindle with the new bearings the first time- not a fatal error, it can easily be fixed by simply throwing more money at it. happy.gif

But, for the time being, I was able to more-or-less properly assemble the refurbished spindle into the quill, reinstall it, and actually cut some proper chips!

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The surface finish is better than it looks- it's very close to as smooth as my Grizzly will produce under the same conditions. Not quite as good, yet, but you have to look very close to see the difference.

There's still a little detail work to do, and other tweaks and adjustments, but in effect, the machine is ready to use, right now. happy.gif


Posted on Jun 17, 2017, 2:26 AM

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  1. Schweeeet... :) n/t. tmk, Jun 17, 2017
    1. Very cool! N/T. Lord *redacted* the Censored, Jun 17, 2017
  2. what part of the spindle was bent?. Irregular Logic, Jun 17, 2017
    1. Basically, yes.... Doc Nickel, Jun 17, 2017
  3. Beauty shots:. Doc Nickel, Jun 18, 2017
    1. Extra tooling..... beejay5169, Jun 18, 2017
  4. What's the runout look like?. Russ Kepler, Jun 18, 2017
    1. Visual inspection.... Doc Nickel, Jun 19, 2017
      1. My mill. Russ Kepler, Jun 19, 2017
        1. That's not far off.... Doc Nickel, Jun 20, 2017


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