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Regards Martin C. Nissen
The above photo is
an example of the types of projects undertaken since the original Seig C2 was purchased from Harbor
perhaps a year ago or so. This is a double ball thrust bearing conversion
for the tool slide that in the end cost nearly half the cost of the
machine. One bearing mounted in the dial and the other in the adaptor plate.
Eventually, this will be moved to the new machine.
the case with most new buyers I assumed that 7 X 10 meant 10" between centers.
Some call it an 8, not even close, a bit less than 7" with commercial
centers. I thought about just buying a Micro Mark C3, however after so much time and money was already spent the decision was made to just do a 14" bed
extension in kit form as is available from Little Machine
that's the way it started anyway. My lessons on the C2 taught me that these
machines need more than just a little TLC.
(www.GadgetBuilder.com) and a moderator of 7 X 12 site
implored me to create my own site to document the work on this project.
With over 4,400 members, space is limited and gaps in threads prevent fluent
unfolding of the project in a manor anyone could follow. John also put
me in contact with John Bently, (http://www.jrbentley.com) whose work is the peak of
perfection and that was my undoing :) After contact with Bently and viewing his
Busy Bee and Taig works of art, my fate was sealed.
this site will be under continuous construction, as the project unfolds and as
my skills with web page construction progress.
Thanks to my wife
whose computer and digital photo skills far exceed mine.
Thanks to John
Kresser, owner and operator of Kresser Precision Industries. John provides much of the insights, special equipment and measurement needs and is a third generation Tool and
We're prototyping a benchtop CNC vertical mill using the DigiSpeed-XL interface card for Mach, Dart Controls and KB Electronics KBIC/KBMM 90VDC motor controllers, 1.5HP treadmill motor from Surplus Center and a R8-spindle head from the X2 mini-mill - not to mention Gecko servo drives and an entirely closed-loop system. Come take a look!
CNC 8x12 Lathe Check out our newest developments like the CNC/DRO 8x12/8x14 lathe using Gecko drives, break-out board, NEMA 34 step motors, DRO and more!