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Old 12-10-2012, 06:14 AM   #13
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I will take some pictures today when I go home. It looks good...I guess. I removed all the power feeds on the Index, and next I am replacing all of the Bjur one shot lube system, and finally de-greasing all the oil, grease, and nicotine that is all over this thing. I swear, from working in my Dad's machine shop for all those years, you have to be an alcoholic and smoke 3 packs of cigarettes a day in order to be a machinist.

I also picked up a Delta 28-303 14" bandsaw that I had apart to fix the "love-joy" clutch mechanism that was broken inside of the gearbox. It looked like somebody hit the clutch with a hammer, shearing off the roll pin that holds one part of the clutch to the shaft. I also made a mobile base for the bandsaw. I will take a pic of that today and post it up here as well.

Next I made a surface plate stand, I have to weld on the base plates for the rolling casters and then paint it, and then the stand will be complete. I am trying to make everything in my garage on wheels, because it is so small mobility is key in order to keep things not so cluttered.

Here is the link to the bandsaw rebuild:

I also wired up the mill about a month ago. I used a 3 phase phase-a-matic converter 1-3hp. It starts right up and works great. Here is the install thread:

And here is the arbor press that I re-painted and cleaned up:

All I need left is a height gage, and a small surface grinder and I will basically have a home machine shop!!! Ha yeah right!
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