Now I am "really" in trouble ! (many photos: dial-up warning!)

wquiles

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Look what I got now to "play" with in my workshop:

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The "stuff" that came with it (of course, not the BM knife!!!):
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The mini-mill comes bolted to the bottom of the wood crate. Looking at the condition of the machine, I think it was packaged great!!!:
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:grin2:


Will
 
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sortafast

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Re: Now I am "really" in trouble !

nice. have fun cleaning all of that packing grease off, I hate that stuff. Let us know how she works. Hopefully i will be able to take posession of one of them in the next few months.
 

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Re: Now I am "really" in trouble !

Congrats will. YOU ARE DEFINITELY IN TROUBLE! (with the wife that is :nana: )

Just couple quicky.

1. Remember to rotate the spindle with your right hand while using your left hand to engage the HI/LO gear change.
2. Always lock the head when milling more than 0.005" deep.
3. Purchase some locknuts or nyloc for the handles.

Have fun my friend,
Jonathan
 

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Re: Now I am "really" in trouble !

Thank you guys :eek: . More fun times for sure as now with my mini-lathe I can be even more creative :naughty:

Yes, that is the exact same Sieg X2, and yes, I have seen the CNC conversions on it. But I first need to learn how to use a mill before I consider a CNC conversion :D

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Re: Now I am "really" in trouble !

Will - That is a very nice additon to your shop. I know that you will master the thing in no time. Kirk
 

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Re: Now I am "really" in trouble !

gadget_lover said:
Hey Will? Any chips yet? How do you like it so far?


:)

Daniel (the "pusher" of toys)
Yes you pusher :rant: :rant: :rant:

All kidding aside, I "do" appreciate very much the help and assistance with the metal working and tools that you and others here in the forum have provided me :rock:

As to chips flying, I have not had time to even clean the machine yet :ohgeez: . I will be buying some WD-40 and rags/paper towels to clean it, adjust it, and then take some light cuts to "feel" my way. Unfortunately I am pretty book this weekend with kiddie activities, so it might be almost two weeks more before I get to play with my new toy :awman:

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Re: Now I am "really" in trouble !

use some unleaded fuel and a brush to do the cleaning in a ventilated area, its better than kerosene IMHO, then of course relube everything :)


Pablo
 

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Re: Now I am "really" in trouble !

I need to get some kind of small mill again. I had a Benchmaster (circa 1945 production machine), but it didn't fit my needs. Right now I'm hoping to locate a cheap Clausing or Rusnok, or a really cheap deal on a Rong-Fu style mill/drill.
 

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Re: Now I am "really" in trouble !

I got a few weeks back an ER40 Collet set for my mini lathe that came with the MT3 collet chuck adapter (that fits my Cummins 7x12), so last night I bought the R8 collet chuck for my new mini-mill - this way I can use the ER40 collets on either machine ;)

Will
 

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OK, I started the "cleaning" process :rock:

I first had to make space in my bench to mount both the mini-lathe and the mini-mill (yes, that is why the bench was made so long - I though maybe "someday" I would get a mini-mill):
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So I started by disassembling and cleaning the mill:
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Of course, I will have to re-lube, adjust, and re-assemble at some point, so I am not using the mini-mill just yet!

I am probably going to take advantage of the x-y table being in pieces to lap those surfaces as shown here .

I also went ahead and ordered the following from the LMS:
- Belt Drive Conversion Kit (smooth operation, less noise, no broken gears)
- Air Spring Conversion Kit (gain extra travel on the Z axis and give more support than the factory twist arm thingie)
- Spindle Lock Kit (just for the convenience factor)

Man - I am already spending money and I have not even turn the thing on - is this sad or what? :naughty:

Will
 

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Re: Now I am "really" in trouble !

OK, so now you have to report back on how many spare parts are left over when you re-assemble it. :)

You make me feel like a slacker. When I got mine I cleaned off the gunk, re-lubed the ways and started making chips. You are doing it RIGHT.


Daniel
 

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Re: Now I am "really" in trouble !

Will, that looks like a messy pain and you must be having a blast!:rock:

Please let us know what you think of your add ons like the Air Spring Conversion kit. Thanks for keeping us posted and all the pics.:)

Ken
 
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