You are doing a very nice job on this millI next separated the head from the turret and put it on a rolling cart (to be dealt with later).
I will be sure to take lots of pictures when I get to the head. I know it is very easy to forget how things go back together especially if a little time has past since disassembally.You are doing a very nice job on this mill
I am patiently waiting [not really] for you to get to the head
I am stuck trying to figure out how the brass fork of the downfeed goes back together
I really like your clausing mill, it looks great!Really great progress, especially with a wee lad in the house.
But gotta tell you: I kinda miss the green paint!
Nope you didn't miss anything. For the most part I use a 3M multi surface pad on an 8in buffer followed by a buffing pad with various compounds for bare metal surfaces that I want shiney. If somthing is rusty and I don't want to have it shiny I have a tank of evapo rust I can use or WD40 and a rag works to... depending on the situation.Did I miss it somewhere where you explain how you are refinishing the natural metal parts? Are you just buffing? Looking great!
Yes, the 'oil nipples' seem pretty much the same as grease nipple to me, they are just what came with the Mill. The previous owners had in fact used grease on them, which was a big part of the reason for doing this tear down... so I could clean out all the oil ports and swarf.Your "oil nipples" look to be regular standard grease zerks. I think you would be light years ahead installing a one shot oiler. Not all that expensive, or hard to do, and so much easier to use. Mike
Thanks for the reply, yes I am leaning toward not taking it apart. I have a hydraulic press and I could make it come out if its a press fit, but since its working fine Indon't think its worth the risk of breaking the casting.I did not even try to remove that bearing on mine