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  1. #671
    Congratulations, looking really good.

  2. #672
    Quote Originally Posted by Wobblycogs View Post
    Congratulations, looking really good.
    Cheers Graham!
    Neil...

    Build log...here

  3. #673
    Well done Neil, it's looking brilliant from down here!

  4. #674
    Quote Originally Posted by njhussey View Post
    Up ended the router, b*@@#r me it's quite heavy!



    Notched the corners of the 20mm plate and chamfered where the weld beads are. Put the plate on the base and used an 8.5mm transfer punch to mark the bolt holes.



    Drilled and hand tapped the plate...



    Put it on the frame and tightened the bolts up...



    And then put foot pads on and put it down on the floor for the time being....

    looks awesome, mind pointing me to where you got those leveling pads? thanks!

  5. #675
    Quote Originally Posted by Noplace View Post
    looks awesome, mind pointing me to where you got those leveling pads? thanks!
    I got them from RDG Tools http://www.rdgtools.co.uk/acatalog/1...dia-14743.html when I got a load of other bits (8" Vertex indexing head etc...) I'm sure they're not the cheapest by far but I was ordering loads of other goodies.....
    Neil...

    Build log...here

  6. #676
    Quote Originally Posted by AndyGuid View Post
    Well done Neil, it's looking brilliant from down here!
    Cheers Andy, looks OK from here although I've a list of things I'd do differently next time as I've a few niggles and annoyances. Once I've got this finished and running to my satisfaction I'll put a list of things I'd do differently in a post.
    Neil...

    Build log...here

  7. #677
    Ok so been playing with Cambam and doing various test cuts in a scrap piece of MDF playing with Step overs, feeds and speeds etc. Even did some peck drilling in preparation for drilling the base plate to bolt down a spoil board (MDF to start before a Tuffnol one I've got) so spoil board looks rather used...



    My work area is 970mm x 495mm so not quite as large as I'd hoped...but more than enough for what I want at the moment.
    Neil...

    Build log...here

  8. #678
    BUGGER!!!!!!!!

    Spot the snapped tap in the bed...



    Close up....



    Which makes the sacrificial bed look like this...



    Closer...what's missing from this one???!!!!!



    Any suggestions for getting the tap out in situ guys??????
    Last edited by njhussey; 17-09-2015 at 05:14 PM.
    Neil...

    Build log...here

  9. #679
    Damn, always happens just when you don't need it. I've seen broken taps removed using a small punch or point and hammer to carefully unscrew them. Whether it will work depends how well the thread is cut I'd guess. Good luck.

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  11. #680
    Quote Originally Posted by Wobblycogs View Post
    Damn, always happens just when you don't need it. I've seen broken taps removed using a small punch or point and hammer to carefully unscrew them. Whether it will work depends how well the thread is cut I'd guess. Good luck.
    I've some bits to cut tomorrow that don't require absolute precision so ill surface the bed and then think about it.

    There was a thread where someone used Alum to dissolve the tap...trouble is I'd need a big pan to simmer the bed in!!!

    Ultimately it won't matter as I'll be doing the T slotted base thingy...but it's still annoying!
    Neil...

    Build log...here

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