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Old Apr 08, 2005, 11:45 PM
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im still in constuction-mode
Why did you decide to stand the engine up as opposed to having the cylinder facing forward?
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Old Apr 09, 2005, 07:17 AM
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Why did you decide to stand the engine up as opposed to having the cylinder facing forward?
first i thought about getting best exsess to the glowplug.
and with that setup your able to construct the exaust sys more factorywise.
and i read about that oil flowing back problem in the forum, witch should be eliminated with that.

any advices so far ???
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Old Apr 09, 2005, 12:00 PM
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Edwin, Haven' seen you in the Hobby cnter for awhile...When are you coming in? We running this summer?

chris

Yeah But only on two wheels..... The bikes are cheaper to run.....
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Old May 24, 2005, 07:44 AM
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Any vids yet?? Any updates on the other project from this thread?? I hope you guys have just been quietly working on these things! Keep it up, and give us some updates asap.
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Old May 24, 2005, 11:44 AM
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Aye tom,

if my welding device wouldnt have let me down this weekend i would have broke in the engine ...

trying to fix the device .
AND GOT MY NEW LATHE TODAY
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Old May 24, 2005, 12:23 PM
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AND GOT MY NEW LATHE TODAY
Which one (size) did you get? I'm still learning how to use mine. Not as striaight forward as the mill... Also not CNC though...
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Old May 25, 2005, 07:01 AM
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Which one (size) did you get? I'm still learning how to use mine. Not as striaight forward as the mill... Also not CNC though...
Hi Dave ,
its a simple BV 20-L 520 in length cap.

but i think its good enough for me , whos been trained as a cabinetmaker in the first place.
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Old May 25, 2005, 10:58 AM
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Ah, very similar to mine. I think mine is the BV20BL - basically the same thing except my spindle is gear drive and yours is probably belt? Also you probably have the T-slots on your cross slide where as mine is fixed.

Make sure you check out the 9x20 lathe yahoo groups for lots of useful information. The lathe2 group has a rebuild manual that they just recently put together.
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Old May 25, 2005, 11:42 AM
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what type of cnc mill are you guys running? just a little bench top unit?

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Old May 26, 2005, 05:40 PM
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chiller2030,

I have a Taig bench top CNC mill. Travel is about 12" X, 5.5" Y, and maybe 6" Z. I'm using a controller based on the Xylotex board, rather than Taig's controller. Taig recently doubled the HP of the spindle motor that comes with the mill and I've got one of the new motors on route to my place right now.

I already have plans to move up to a larger mill sometime in the future, though. One that can take much heavier cuts. The Taig is nice, but I guess no matter which one you get you'll always want a bigger, faster, stronger one. At least if you're a nut like me...
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Old May 26, 2005, 05:51 PM
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dminc,

what does a rig like that run with tooling and fixtures and all?

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Old May 27, 2005, 07:07 AM
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And could a person with no tooling experience at all figure out how to use one?
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Old May 27, 2005, 05:22 PM
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chiller,

I've never actually sat down and added up all the money I have in this thing - don't think I ever really want to either....

The mill itself and the controller were about $1800.00. Then I had to upgrade the wimpy motors for another $300 or so. Got a cheap Enco vise for $50, and decent end mills run at least $10 each. I think that would get you started (started spending more money ) with a spare computer to run the thing.

I've also added the 4th axis for another $x00, drop coolant for $xx0, oh don't forget measuring tools calipers, test indicator, precision square, more endmills cause you snapped all the first ones you bought... Probably need the $200 bandsaw because hacksawing gets old real quick... Then comes the lathe for another $xx00...

Oh, there's also the CAD software I paid $xxx for (can get turbocad for cheaper) and a cheap CAM program for $100. Use TurboCNC (free!) to drive the mill - or pay $150 for MachII or is it MachIII now...

Oh, just bought that new spindle motor - $xx0...

HOLY S*** I probably have over $xxxx in that shop!!! Plus aluminium stock!!!

How may sprockets and swingarms do I have to sell now...


Good thing the new mill I want will only run me about $7000...


Please tell me no one here knows my wife...
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Old May 27, 2005, 05:39 PM
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And could a person with no tooling experience at all figure out how to use one?
Sure, no problem - I've never used a mill before this one.

Next time you're in WV stop on by and I'll give you the tour.

- And it will only cost you a measly little $10 entrance fee...
Need to get my financing some how... I'm sure you can understand...
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Old May 27, 2005, 08:26 PM
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So start making some parts for us to buy from you and maybe you'll get in the black in a few years.
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