The mill is in.

  1. 123hotchef Member

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    It lives time to get it set up and working 20190919_181557.jpg 20190919_164659.jpg 20190919_181549.jpg
     
  2. Carl Wilson Member

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    Congratulations. Rong Fu clone? They are good machines. I'm sure it will do all you ask of it.
     
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  3. julianthegypsy Member

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    With all the Wrong fu/cuppa joe mods too...
     
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  4. 123hotchef Member

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    just got to sort the dro out
     
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  5. skotl

    skotl Forum Supporter

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    Mine arrived yesterday. But the scales are still on the slow boat from China :(
     
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  6. 123hotchef Member

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    This has it fitted but missing covers and the plugs are broken
     
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  7. 123hotchef Member

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    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
     
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  8. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    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?
     
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  9. 123hotchef Member

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    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.
     
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  10. skotl

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    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 :D
     
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  11. 123hotchef Member

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    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
     
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  12. Carl Wilson Member

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    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.
     
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  13. 123hotchef Member

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    Julian mentioned filling the colum with concrete for weight,

    this one has a mt3 I am sure some had a different flavour
     
  14. skotl

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    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?
     
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  15. Seadog

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    Bruce Whitham in Oz makes a kit to maintain alignment.
     
  16. Carl Wilson Member

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    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.
     
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  17. skotl

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    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
     
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  18. Seadog

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    The one pictured isn't going to be very rigid.
     
  19. 123hotchef Member

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    I do i tried it out it is posistioned just so
     
  20. 123hotchef Member

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    it came with I can grab some pics tomorrow mate, it seems to work well a bearing in there too
     
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