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My New To Me (and First) Bp

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Sendit

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After a year of looking I found one. While it may not be in the best condition as the other I looked at (visually) the owner was trust worthy and honest about everything. The machine was in a support role for the CNC's.

The only real issue I have, is that the quill gets tight around the 4" mark. I can lower it to 5 though. I took the quill out and notice chips in the bore of the quill casting and few small marks on the quill. Nothing I could fee but you can see it. I took the allen screw out to just make sure this wasn't causing any interference.

I'm at the point where do I want to tear it down and paint it, give her some youth back -or- just put it back together with the necessary parts.

The power feed works, still trying to figure out model I have. The power feed does not like to go slow at all and I'm sure there is hardly any oil in the unit.. I just fired it up to see how it works and etc. It looks like the electrical components (at least the board) were replaced.


First got her home
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Removing the quill. I used the bed to help catch the quill in case it fell. I only lower the table .200 or less each time.
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There are two markings close to one another that are parallel. I'm curious if this is causing my stiffness when lowering the quill. After I cleaned the bore and the quill I sprayed some WD-40 and place the quill back in the quill I could tell that the over felt had improved but not still as smooth as others.


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The unknown model powerfeed
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Thanks Minion. It's just the previous owner paint job didn't prep it to well thus a lot is flaking
off.
 

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Marks on quill are from the quill lock rubbing, I used a spring to keep the lever up on mine.
 

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Just a simple spring , may have to zoom in on it , antigravity
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Zip tied to head bolt
 

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Zip tied to the head bolt (adjustment bolt). The spring wrapped around the spindle lock lever?


Did you paint your machine? Looks great
 

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The quill lock lever was made by PO out of aluminum, I drilled hole in it for spring
Mill is as I got it original paint.
 

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Forget the WD 40, it's not a lubricant. Use oil.
I would take a look inside the quills column and see if there is anything in there scored or rust that might be a problem.
More likely there is a problem with the drive to lower and raise the (edit) quill column, maybe a spot on a gear not meshing well with the quill.
 
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Sendit

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I'm slowly taking it apart to clean it and see if any bits need to be replace. Big thanks to JR for helping me out!

The power feed (6F I think) I started to take a part. It works but has a slow response time from being switch on to the actual motor moving.

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Gibs still have a lot of life left
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I went a head and disassemble the head almost completely but there is a needle bearing holding me up. Reason for the disassembly was to see the overall condition of the head. But also to be able to sink it in some lacquer thinner to remove the paint. I tired EZ oven cleaner with no luck. Normally that stuff just melts it off.
 

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started to lay bondo down this week. Laid the last layer tonight to be sanded tomorrow. I hope to be able to have the base painted and the Knee prepped


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Looks like an A-1 job!! I'm in-pressed at how quickly you restored it.
 

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Looks great[emoji106]. Having done a BP disassembly/move to basement/cleaning/reassembly myself I can appreciate what you have done there and it's a TON of work.
 

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Congratulations on your new mill, looks like you got a good one. I'm Always a big fan of variable speed on the head. I've ran a lot of the j heads and m heads with belts . Way to much trouble changing them at last now that I'm old , have no time for belts .
Your doing a good job right from the start get her fixed up now , later you may never do it. I always figured if it ain't broke don't fix it . Well it's easier when you first get the machine . Paint job looks really great bondo and sanding makes the job .
 

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It's coming together. I'm waiting on a fitting to test the lube system so then I can place the table back on.

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