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rwm

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What do you guys think about this hole?





I have two thoughts:
I could mill it into an elongated slot and use it with a mill type hold down for work holding.
I could try to patch it.
For a patch I was thinking this. Drill it out round and then countersink. Then machine a matching cast iron disc and solder it in place. Since this is not structural can I use regular solder or must I use silver solder? I am afraid to really heat up the area and cause a crack.

I am not going to use JB weld or other polymer solutions unless someone has something really spectacular in mind.

Robert
 

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Well, that 6" Chinese cross slide vise was rather sloppy when I got it. As I said, I tightened it up a bit. I straightened the gibs, adjusted the gib screws, filed and sanded down the castings, cleaned up the acme screws, and installed washers to remove slack. On the bright side, I think I paid about $70 with free shipping on Amazon.

Also, usually when I drill holes in metal I lay them out and center punch them. So using the x-y handles to line it up is very handy for me. That is accurate enough for most things that I do. If I need to be within a couple of thousandths, I'd probably use my mill-drill.
 

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I just learned the date on this machine is May 2002 per Clausing. They also sent me the manual. it is great shape. I have some ideas for upgrades. Stay tuned.
Robert
 

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Robert,

If you haven't decided on what to do to fix the hole in the table, here is another idea. You could tap it, run a bolt into it from the bottom and grind it flush on the top.
 

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I just learned the date on this machine is May 2002 per Clausing. They also sent me the manual. it is great shape. I have some ideas for upgrades. Stay tuned.
Robert
Shoot, I got underwear older than that.

You are a lucky bastid.
 

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Robert,

If you haven't decided on what to do to fix the hole in the table, here is another idea. You could tap it, run a bolt into it from the bottom and grind it flush on the top.
Excellent idea! I was thinking about the reverse. I will probably try that.

R
 

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What do you guys think about swapping out the motor for a servo motor like this one:



4500 rpm max. 3/4 HP. Variable speed.

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Finally made it into the shop!



No comments on the motor?
Has anyone set up a linear actuator to raise and lower the table? Seems like it would be very convenient.

Robert
 
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