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Ulma Doctor

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I scored on saturday!
i got a collet rack from member @bfd, (Thanks Bill!!!)
he couldn't use it because he didn't have a round column mill.
i don't have a round column mill that needs the rack.
i decided to modify it to suit another need on another machine with r8 spindles

it's for my Trans World Steel VHM-728 Vertical/Horizontal milling machine.
http://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/trans-world-steel-vhm-728-vertical-horizontal-milling-machine.49405/

first i cut the ears off the collet rack,
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then i cut down a piece of 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" angle iron to attach the rack to

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i layed out where to drill holes for the 1/4"-20 tpi screws to attach the rack to the angle iron
i also hogged out 2 holes that were being obstructed by the angle iron, so there would be no interference in the holes.

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i then drilled the mounting holes in the angle iron and drilled the holes in my milling machine.
i tapped the holes in the mill 1/4"-20 tpi and attached the modified rack and started to fill it up! :grin:

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now i got more room in a toolbox and i also save time by having collets and tooling close by!

thanks for reading!
 
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