It lives time to get it set up and working
Congratulations. Rong Fu clone? They are good machines. I'm sure it will do all you ask of it.
With all the Wrong fu/cuppa joe mods too...
just got to sort the dro out
Mine arrived yesterday. But the scales are still on the slow boat from China
This has it fitted but missing covers and the plugs are broken
just waiting on the clamps from @Paulbarrett should be soon, then I have to pick up a machine vice I won on eaby in Tottenham rotary table and cutter were delivered last week so I am ready to put it to work
Where do you all pick up these Mills from? I feel terribly left out of the conversation
Are the Rong Fu clones worth spending time learning with?
I got this one from @julianthegypsy on here, I hope this on is worth spending the money on for learning with because I have never used a mill before in my life, I have mad do but I had the cash this time so why not.
Rong-fu are definitely a good route in. I spent £400 on mine from another member on here and, although I'm hankering after a bigger one, I can neither afford the £££, ceiling clearance or floorspace for one so my RFu's going to be around for a while yet
i would have liked a bigger one who wouldn't but getting it down to the workshop would have been a killer lets see how this one goes for now
The Rong Fu machines are a good buy. They do have their issues it's true, mainly due to having a round column. But you can do a lot with them.
Julian mentioned filling the colum with concrete for weight,
this one has a mt3 I am sure some had a different flavour
Looks like yours has a stiffening rod to stop it rotating round the column - any more info on that and, if it works well, can we get some more detailed pics please?
Bruce Whitham in Oz makes a kit to maintain alignment.
There was a mod published in the model engineer workshop mag about a stiffening rod for the column on these.
You might not get full table movement due to the proximity of your filing cabinet.
Yeah - he charges around £300, which is almost as much as my mill cost.
I had half an idea about using a piece of 20mm thick plate to do something similar
The one pictured isn't going to be very rigid.
I do i tried it out it is posistioned just so
it came with I can grab some pics tomorrow mate, it seems to work well a bearing in there too
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