I agree with Fastdruid's final statement. I didn't separate mine as I was concerned about the relationship between the column and the base. I do not know if unbolting the two and then re-mating them would cause alignment or twist issues or not. Therefore I decided not to split them.
I have TIG welded aluminium parts to repair them after they had been corroded from being in the sea. What I did was to remove all of the corrosion with a flapper disc and stainless steel wire wheel. Then I took out the pits with a small carbide burr in an air die grinder.
I used 4043 filler...
Someone up thread (I forget who) said forget about finding drawings for these machines.
I've got a full set of drawings which I will gladly loan to you. I am going to be away for a few weeks for work, so it won't be immediate.
Let me know where to send them in a conversation.
Thank you for your kind comments. I'm doing my best to make a good job of putting my mill back together.
The only thing I'm not doing is scraping the ways in, it being the sort of thing that men with white beards tell you you can't do. Actually I would like to do it, having...
The part is finished now. Here it is next to the old one.
The slot that engages the ways to lock the table doesn't need to be as deep as on the original. I've left the section below the slot a bit thicker which will hopefully give it a bit more strength.
I agree. He learns a lot in the workshop, numeracy, physical and engineering principles as well as hand skills. It's one thing to learn about a scientific concept and quite another to actually witness it.
Recently I've subscribed to Land Rover Sophie on YouTube. She is a young lady with a high...
Hello and Happy New Year to you all. It is a long time since my last post. The family and I are all well, and I pray that all of you and yours are too.
I apologise for the lack of updates. This has been due to there really not being anything to report. I've been working fairly solidly since...