Barker Mill Z

MattM

Active User
H-M Lifetime Diamond Member
Joined
Aug 5, 2012
Messages
597
Anyone know where I can get a Z axis rack for my Barker Mill Mod PM #86x?
 

markba633csi

Registered
Registered
Joined
Apr 30, 2015
Messages
6,853
Is it just the rack itself? You can buy pre-cut rack from various suppliers
-Mark
 

MattM

Active User
H-M Lifetime Diamond Member
Joined
Aug 5, 2012
Messages
597
Yes, and I looked at suppliers of racks. Seems they all want to sell long racks for a lot of money.

I have a horizontal head for my Kent mill and could make it.

I bought the Barker some years ago and just recently got around to disassembling, cleaning, and painting it. That's when I discovered the missing rack. The machine shows very little use, it is in almost new condition.

I want to set it up as a dedicated machine for gear cutting. For that purpose I could probably get along without the Z.
 

markba633csi

Registered
Registered
Joined
Apr 30, 2015
Messages
6,853
Oh I would just make it then. If I recall, it's not that long of a rack on the Barkers. You would have to buy the gear cutter
-Mark
ps I see that Martin gear offers rack in as short as 2 foot sections. No prices given though
 
Last edited:

DiscoDan

H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter Gold Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2018
Messages
705
I have some spare pieces of rack in I'm shop. Can you post a picture and some measurements of it?
 

MattM

Active User
H-M Lifetime Diamond Member
Joined
Aug 5, 2012
Messages
597
It's about 8" long 16Dp, .5"square. It's down in the shop and it's raining and I'm not in the mood to walk down there and take pictures. More in the mood for two fingers of Single Malt.

I could make it.
 
It can take up to an hour for ads to appear on the page. See our code implementation guide for more details. If you already have Auto ad code on your pages there's no need to replace it with this code
Top
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock