RE: [mill_drill] Rotary Table
I wonder if making a “bridge” over the rotary table would work. You can clamp a piece of 1 inch by 2 inch bar stock down to the table at both ends and make your cut from the front or back side of the table. To press it to the table you could use the equivalent of a live center which could be about anything that rotates with the work piece. A small ball bearing comes to mind. Drill and tap the center of the bridge and thread a bolt to press onto the inner race of the bearing. Be sure to use packing material to keep from cutting into the table.
Let us know how you solve this.
From: email@example.com [mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org ] On Behalf Of Bill Gereghty
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 9:11 PM
Subject: [mill_drill] Rotary Table
Hi Everyone - just purchased a 6" Rotary table and want to mill some
simple discs out of 1/4" mild steel - 3" diamiter -on my RongFu 31 Mill
Drill - any advice as to securing the square stock to the table without
bolting it through the middle -I don't want holes in the discs - Many
Thanks, Bill - wfg4u@...
- I also have a RongFu RF31, and bought the Phase II 6" hor/ver table, and have found it very useful. There have been times when I wish it had a larger diameter, but seldom would 2" additional diameter (only 1" radius) help much. My concern was for Z axis movement, you certainly will have more with the 6". YMMV, good luck with the decision.Wade----- Original Message -----From: corey rennerSent: Monday, June 25, 2007 12:06 PMSubject: Re: [mill_drill] Rotary TableI bought a Phase II 8" hor/ver table for my real Rong Fu RF31, this is identical to the Grizzly G1006 machine. The RT fit well on the machine, it overhung the rear of the mill table about an inch. The ONLY downsides to the 8" RT is moving it on and off the table because it weighs about 85#, and no free shipping from Enco for the same reason. I have since upgraded to a larger mill, and the 8" RT is serving me well on the new machine as well.
cOn 6/25/07, cuttysark71 <cuttysark71@...> wrote:
I'm looking at rotary tables for a Grizzly 3358 machine. I would
prefer an 8" table, but the folks at Grizzly say its too big to fit on
the machine. I'm having trouble believing that. Has anyone put an 8"
table on a G3358 or G1006?