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ABENE (Sweden) VHF-3
ok, everyone needs their own milling machine, right? this one is mine - it's a horizontal and a vertical mill in one, NMTB 40 taper in the spindle, 6 hp spindle motor, 2 hp xyz motor, and a multispeed gearbox on both the traverse and spindle. Since I don't have 3 phase power in my shop, I run this with a simple one capacitor and one relay static phase converter off of 220 single phase.
|Rockwell DP-10 - this is the old type 17 inch drill press -
it's been repainted in Imron paint (I like that green color) - I took it
all apart, bead blasted and cleaned everything, replaced all the bearings
and broken gears, new belt, etc. It runs on a variable frequency
drive (the gray box on the side) so I can have any speed I want.
This is a huge improvement over the Taiwan drill press it replaced - the
added weight (nearly 400 pounds) seems to make a lot of difference.
The manual and parts list for this drill press are available here
|Logan Powermatic lathe, with a 2 HP motor driven by a Delta VFD - notice the RPM readout above the Logan logo where the drum switch used to be - this reads the spindle speed via an inductive pickup that counts the bull gear teeth as they come by. Aloris BXA series tool post/holders. 12" swing. The Trav-a-dial indicator is held in a bracket that I made that in turn holds the threading indicator|
|Close up view of a floating tool holder accessory I made for tapping and reaming. Because drill chucks aren't perfect, frequently a tap or reamer held in a drill chuck will not align with a properly centered hole - this floating holder solves that issue - the holder itself has a 3MT taper that is the same as the tailstock, so I can use the same tooling I already have. It's machined out of steel to ride on the same ways as the tailstock and to hold the tool holder at center height, painted with Imron.|
|Click to Enlarge Not all tools have to be beautiful - this home made 12" wire brush with 1.5 HP motor is very useful, it's made with a 5/8 saw arbor an abandoned swing set and a wheel found in the trash - I've had it a long time and use it often, more often than almost any other tool.||
I've had this welder for a long time, works well, AC only.