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stimpsonjcat
July 09, 2007, 22:03
Well I had to drive to Orlando to get her, but she is home now and I can start fixing her up.

http://home.alltel.net/jbperry/4dl/mill1.jpg

http://home.alltel.net/jbperry/4dl/mill2.jpg

brownknees
July 10, 2007, 06:31
Runs good:?
Most of the rest seems to be tuning & cosmetics.:biggrin:

So when you gonna start making uppers.:]

hagar
July 10, 2007, 09:37
I have an 80% receiver I can send you!:D

bykerhd
July 10, 2007, 09:44
Does this mean we'll be seeing a range report for the 8MM FAL soon ?
Congrats on your new toy Stimpy.

gunhead
July 10, 2007, 10:26
Neat-O Stimp.:biggrin:
GL........
Rich

Radio
July 11, 2007, 01:41
I have an 80% receiver I can send you!
Hell. You can make it yourself with hand tools. Need that European training, of course.

--Radio :tongue:

jaykden
July 11, 2007, 01:45
i dunno man, some feller who calls hisself sprat says guns made on milling machines have almost no resale value


:tongue:

stimpsonjcat
July 11, 2007, 09:22
I tried to read that thread but it gave me a headache.

bykerhd
July 11, 2007, 09:47
That thread gives most of us a headache Stimp.

What's your first project when you get that thing cleaned up and set up to go ?

JColdIron
July 12, 2007, 09:28
Looks like they put the head on upside down- you are screwed:p

Envious, dispatching ninjas

stimpsonjcat
July 12, 2007, 11:26
First project will likely be the Bren gun...need the mill for fixing the receiver slots after welding.



You ninjas will be slaughtered by my wizard-ninjas!

stimpsonjcat
July 15, 2007, 21:48
UPDATE!

Did you know that these mills can effectively disassemble themselves?

With the gear to rotate the head back up malfunctioning, I decided to tear the thing apart and see what was wrong...I have a lovely chain hoist...oops...the ceiling in the garage is now niceley sheet-rocked...hmmm...

Wait! The motor is within inches of the knee ways!, put some padding down, crank the knee up til it contacts, remove the motor bolts, crank the knee back down and drop the motor loose.

Now crank the table back up and out to center under the inverted head, put some 2x4s and shims in to balance things and again crank up to remove tension, remove the bolts holding the head on and then crank the table out to seperate the head from the beam. A-ha! the crank piece is broken just past the retention screw, also looks like some damage has been done to the gear, guess I have some parts to order.

I plan to get the parts for this and then use the same method to take the top part of the head off and check the condition before re-assembling, if things look crappy in the upper head I will probably tear it all down.

Don't you just LOVE fixing things?!!!

Azrial
July 15, 2007, 22:16
I am so eat up with envy! :p
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