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Re: [Hardinge-Mill] TM/UM Overarm & Arbor(s)

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  • John Hopkins
    Dave: I saw that message go past, so I thought the casting would probably be gone. When/if the time comes I ll certainly take you up on both borrowing the
    Message 1 of 12 , Feb 20, 2010
      Dave:

      I saw that message go past, so I thought the casting would probably be
      gone. When/if the time comes I'll certainly take you up on both borrowing
      the pattern and buying some DuraBar, and avail myself of the manual you
      posted. Again, what a great group!

      John


      On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 1:40 AM, winkel <winkel@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      > John,
      >
      > Sorry, someone snapped up the casting but I still have the pattern and you
      > are welcome to borrow it. The CottonTail foundry in Pennsylvania is where I
      > had my casting made and they are an interesting Amish outfit so you deal
      > with them by mail only. Perhaps being Amish accounts for their very
      > reasonable prices; I paid $18 for the casting which I thought was a bargain.
      >
      >
      > I would guess your experience will be like mine. As soon as I bought my
      > vertical TM I ordered some DuraBar rod and had the bracket cast. And then
      > years went by without me needing the horizontal. Then it came time to make
      > some gears where I would need the horizontal but by then I'd acquired a UM
      > horizontal. Bottom line, if I only had one mill I would like an overarm so I
      > could use it in both the vertical and horizontal configurations and that
      > probably fits your situation as well but you don't need to rush into the
      > overarm.
      >
      > When, and if, you want an overarm borrow my pattern. I have plenty of
      > DuraBar left over (I had to buy a 6 ft length) and will sell you a chunk for
      > an arm at a very reasonable cost.
      >
      > Don't forget to explore the groups documentation and expertise - there's
      > lots of help out there. I posted a high quality scan of the Hardinge manual
      > and parts list. I've also overhauled my vertical head and meant to post
      > something about it but never got a round to it, maybe later.
      >
      > Dave
      >
      >
      > On Feb 20, 2010, at 1:53 , John Hopkins wrote:
      >
      > > David:
      > >
      > > Thank you and all the others who replied very much for the information.
      > I'm
      > > pondering now, and may go ahead with this particular mill. If I do, and
      > you
      > > haven't sold it, I'll want to buy that casting for sure. About the
      > overarm,
      > > I don't have a lathe - that will be next on my list, which probably means
      > > next year at the earliest. So I'd hope to find the overarm for sale, too.
      > >
      > > Thanks again to all,
      > >
      > > John
      >
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