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  1. davidjohnperry a different breed

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    Hi guys just thought I'd share my first ever milling machine had it for a while nearly sold it but i have got a good machine to learn on or at least drill holes in it with got it all cleaned today thanks to @HughF I probably will be asking questions as I really don't know anything about machining but here it is my bridgeport
    It's been trammed
    Its square and it all works I still need some tooling and vices and things but i have got a good starting point to learn I hope lol
     
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  2. Bill Edwards Member

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    Very handy machines.
    Now you'll start to become poor, as the list of tooling you require never seems to lessen despite how much you buy!
     
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  3. davidjohnperry a different breed

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    I'm hoping to buy as I learn it will probably be used for drilling holes more than anything but it's a good basis to learn on and it didn't cost me much
     
  4. northwest Member

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    It's a nightmare. I have two of the bloody things to feed!
     
  5. Spark plug

    Spark plug Member

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    The mass of tooling I have for my Bridgeport, will most likely outweigh the machine.......

    And it’s a never ending spiral :whistle:
     
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  6. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    What are you on there..is it R8? if it is then easy to source tooling at good prices...very nice that:thumbup:
     
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  7. Pete.

    Pete. Member

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    Well done. Looks like you still have the scales attached. Do you have the DRO readout?

    A DRO is the FIRST thing I'd buy for a milling machine.
     
  8. HughF

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    This is a very late, all metric, Dutch Bridgeport. With chrome ways, and basically no marks in the bed.

    The newall DRO is in the boot of my car to be fixed, it looks like it has magnetic scales, they don't look like glass ones.
     
  9. Richiew Tungsten Sharpener

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    Is your concrete floor wonky? The table has a bit of a lean on it.
     
  10. HughF

    HughF Member

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    We haven't levelled it off yet,it's on 4*4 wooden bearers presently.
     
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  11. Richiew Tungsten Sharpener

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    Will let you off as it's Xmas Hugh.

    I'm sure you're doing a great job.
     
  12. davidjohnperry a different breed

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    Might be my photography
     
  13. davidjohnperry a different breed

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    This might help with buying tooling and stuff
     
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  14. HughF

    HughF Member

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    I think that's pretty much spot on pal, it was definitely level enough
     
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  15. davidjohnperry a different breed

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    I can't thank @HughF enough for all his help on all the projects he's helped me with over the past few years
     
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  16. northwest Member

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    Very, very nice. I am in the middle of adding an automated way oiler to the small CNC Mill, a necessity. Chrome ways would be the mutts though! A DRO is a luxury, but one I wouldn't want to be without.
     
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  17. Pete.

    Pete. Member

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    The newall stuff is ££ especially the magnetic scales.
     
  18. HughF

    HughF Member

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    I'd better get the display working then :)

    I'm sure it was working when we powered it up last summer, sure it will be an easy fix.
     
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  19. davidjohnperry a different breed

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    I'm unsure it was I think it powered up but no reading on the scale
     
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