Elliott TV2 Mill

  1. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Picked my new mill up from @pressbrake1 today.

    Very tidy machine that just needs a little TLC. For the price I think it’s well worth it, bit of money in sorting it out, needs a few bits stripping, cleaning and rebuilding but it all seems in good order.

    I’m missing a few bits. Knee Crank handle, a handle for the forward/reverse switch and the handle for clocking the head over.
    The crank handle I could forge and the forward reverse is simple a square hole, but the handle for clocking the head has an internal spline so a bit trickier.

    Electrics need checking over and I need to empty out all the old coolant.

    Here is a picture of it sat in the trailer.

    The green machine is one of the few photos I can find on the internet and shows the missing handles.
     
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  2. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    I also need a vice, collets, cutters, clamping kit, boring head.

    The list is endless.
     
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  3. Brad93

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    I’m trying to get hold of a manual but to no avail. Any help?

    It’s kinda like an Omnimill head on a Milmor body.
     
  4. ronan

    ronan Forum Supporter

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    Fair play to you and Pressbrake. What collets does it take Brad ? There is someone on here selling an Abwood vice, might be worth a look. The asian collets aren't bad and their clamping kits are good enough too. You would be better off spending a bit more on the Boring head though, i have never had any luck with cheap boring heads, bought an American made one last year and its excellent.
     
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  5. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Clive has give me a really nice Clarkson Autolock (30INT) and it has a 10mm collet in it. I’ve just got to check what size they are. Apparently there is an S type and a large type.

    To be honest though I’ve had a quick look on Cutwel and they’ve got a 30INT chuck in ER32 for £40 and a set of 18 collets for £100.
    Their stuff is usually decent Taiwanese.

    Boring head wise I’m still looking for a wohlhaupter.
     
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  6. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    I saw the vice but it is a bit chewed up. The table on this mill is immaculate so want a half decent vice. I’m sure one will turn up. I have a tiny little 4” Jones and shipman on the pillar drill I can make use of if required.
     
  7. ronan

    ronan Forum Supporter

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    Yes Wohlhaupter's are works of art, came close to buying one last year but i was beaten to it. I bought a Criterion which are made in California, nothing fancy but is accurate and is miles better than the chinese stuff. Though the Vertex stuff made in Taiwan is supposed to be good too.
     
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  8. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    I ll check for that crank handle, im sure I saw it somewhere
     
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  9. Brad93

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    If you can that would be great mate. It seems a fairly simple thing, has 4 round pins by the look of it that engage with the knee.
     
  10. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    About 15yrs ago I missed a Wohlhaupter boring head, sold for something daft like 50quid
     
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  11. Brad93

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    They’re always the ones. Blimey that would of been a steal.
     
  12. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    They are about, Ive managed to get two cheap.
    Kuroda are Japanese built wohlhaupter heads and can be had for a bargain and according to stefan gotteswinter the taper can be changed unlike most wohlhaupter heads
     
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    I was wondering about that, i was watching one but it had a int taper, wondered if i could change it out.
     
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  15. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    I admit to not knowing a lot about boring heads but what about the old British makes like Elliot and Jones and Shipman. Their dividing heads and other equipment are second to none.
     
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    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    They’re very good but a boring and facing head is very handy
     
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  17. ronan

    ronan Forum Supporter

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    Also a lot of the older british makes are basically worn out. I have seen some nice rotary tables and dividing heads made by reputable brands, but they are sloppy.
     
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    I take it uses a drawbar.. just be aware there are 2 threads that are used for 30INT M12 and 1/2" Whitworth
     
  20. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Oh really? Assumed it would be a standard size.
    Will have to give that a measure.
     
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