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PM-833T EDUCATED QUILL STOP

Discussion in 'PRECISION-MATTHEWS' started by RIMSPOKE, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. RIMSPOKE

    RIMSPOKE United States Active Member Active Member

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    THE PM-833T COMES WITH A FACTORY QUILL STOP .
    UNFORTUNATELY , IT IS NOT VERY USEFUL .
    IT CAN BE SET TO THE DESIRED HEIGHT BUT MOVES AS SOON AS YOU TAP IT .
    IT ALSO CANNOT BE MOVED IN PRECISE INCREMENTS

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    WITH THE DESIRE TO HAVE A SOLID & ADJUSTABLE TO .001" STOP , I BOUGHT
    AN "EDUCATED NUT" ( IT's GRADUATED ) THAT IS INTENDED FOR A BRIDGEPORT .
    THESE THINGS ARE GREAT BECAUSE OF THE INSTANT UP/DOWN FEATURE

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    ADAPTING THIS TO THE PM MILL REQUIRES SOME NEW PARTS .
    THE ORIGINAL CAST IRON BRACKET WAS REPLACED WITH PARTS CUT FROM STEEL .

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    I WANTED A LOWER SECTION THAT IS EASILY REMOVABLE SO IT IS MADE TO CLAMP
    ON THE QUILL IN TWO PARTS LIKE A CONNECTING ROD WITH MASSIVE 1/2-20 BOLTS .

    IT WAS BORED OUT TO 2" AND THEN CHUCKED ON THE LATHE
    MY HORVATH ECCENTRIC CHUCK ALLOWED ME TO CHUCK ON A DIAMETER THAT
    ACTUALLY EXCEEDS THE SWING OF MY LATHE BY OFFSETTING THE CENTER !

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    THE UPPER SECTION ALSO NEEDS TO BE SOLIDLY MOUNTED . I ONLY HAD 3/16'
    CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE MOVING PLATE & THE FIXED ONE OR I WOULD LOSE
    SOME QUILL TRAVEL . IT WILL BOLT TO THE UNDERSIDE OF THE HEAD THROUGH
    THE ORIGINAL QUILL STOP HOLE AND THE EXTRA ONE THEY PROVIDED FOR NO REASON .

    I LIKE THE USE OF CURVES SO THE FIXED SECTION WAS TURNED DOWN ON MY DRIVE PLATE .
    IT ALSO IS SECURED BY TWO M5 CAP SCREWS THROUGH THE FACEPLATE HOLES .
    IT IS AS SOLID AS A ROCK .

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    I PUT A MEGA-CHAMFER ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE MOVING PLATE TO REDUCE MASS
    AND REDUCE THE VISUAL OBSTRUCTION .

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    I FOUND A PRETTY CLOSE MATCH THE THE PAINT COLOR P-M USES SO IT WILL LOOK
    LIKE IT BELONGS .

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    AS AN ADDED BONUS I CAN USE MY TEMPORARY NUT ON THE BOTTOM AND MAKE A STOP
    THAT WORKS GOING UP OR DOWN .

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  2. sanddan

    sanddan Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Nice job!

    I love the mega chamfer and lightening holes, great detail to add that really makes the part look "correct" for the application.
     
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    Totally agree with Dan - very nicely done.
     
  4. darkzero

    darkzero Global Moderator Staff Member H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Nice work. I made a quill stop on my PM45 using the same Morton BP quill stop. One of the best things I've added to my mill which didn't even have one at all.
     
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  5. wrmiller

    wrmiller Chief Tinkerer H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Put one of those on my last bench mill. Not as elegantly as you did, but it was functional. :)
     
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    Nice up grade, ya gotta love when the cheap is done away with. Looks good , great job.
     
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