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    Oh baby, check out these beauties!

    I've been perving on these for a few weeks now.

    They run on single phase so perfect for home workshop.

    It is dial your poison. From bench top babies to 850kg cast iron framed with 3hp spindle motor.

    There are even options for a 10 tool automatic tool changer for the X7 model.

    The Plus models are optimised to work as a semi manual machine to.

    While the coin they are asking is not to be sneezed at, they are insanely good value.

    Our wallets should live in fear

    Do some searches on Syil, there are some vids of them in action on youtube.

    http://www.syilamerica.com/products.php

    http://titanmachinery.com.au/index.p...=70&Itemid=135

    Sorry to fuel your tech habit people but I'm too excited to keep it to myself.
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    look ace but bit out of my price range
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    I just need to wait until my wife buys 20 more pairs of shoes before my gadget credits kick back in...
    This space for rent.

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    the proxxon micro mill is closer to what i can purchase..... and maybe think to retrofit a cnc lot afterwards

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    i recently purchased this

    http://www.chesteruk.net/store/conquest_mill.htm

    never used or owned a mill in my life, but seems to be a good starter mill
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_con View Post
    i recently purchased this

    http://www.chesteruk.net/store/conquest_mill.htm

    never used or owned a mill in my life, but seems to be a good starter mill
    this looks a lot like a sieg X2 variant (or maybe the sieg x2 is a chester variant)

    maybe i have chances of finding it in greece, then

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    im not up on my mills so dont know
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_con View Post
    i recently purchased this

    http://www.chesteruk.net/store/conquest_mill.htm

    never used or owned a mill in my life, but seems to be a good starter mill
    Hi Andy,

    That looks like it will be perfect for machining all the hole positions for your multi diode setups.

    Have a look at these digital indicators. you could fit them to your mill to gain digital position display to make keeping track of your position easier and more accurate.
    http://www.tresnainstrument.com/others.html

    These are readily available so you can buy them locally, just thought I'd give you this link so you get the idea.

    Happy milling.
    Kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitatit View Post
    Hi Andy,

    That looks like it will be perfect for machining all the hole positions for your multi diode setups.

    Have a look at these digital indicators. you could fit them to your mill to gain digital position display to make keeping track of your position easier and more accurate.
    http://www.tresnainstrument.com/others.html

    These are readily available so you can buy them locally, just thought I'd give you this link so you get the idea.

    Happy milling.
    Kit
    i would luv to add something like this to my milling machine, the biggest problem would be fitting them. ive not got a clue!

    i dont even know enough to get rid of the back lash in the handles, let alone fit these.

    simon is very local to me and has done something similar to his, but he has a wife and small child so it would be wrong of me to talk him into helping. Plus he is very busy doing all these lovely GB for us all.

    i need someone with lots of time on their hands who doesnt do much.... ummmm d.....

    hahahaha
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    The less back lash the better but it's not that much of a problem.

    Here is a couple of links on how to deal with it.

    http://its.fvtc.edu/MachShop3/basicmill/backlashIS.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milling_cutter

    On this machine, I'd do almost all of your milling as (conventional milling)
    which will be kinder to the machine but can rub a little and give a crappy finish.
    When you are close to you size, do a light (climb milling) finishing cut and the surface finish will come up sweet.

    As for mounting the digital scales, don't be daunted. you just need to drill and tap a few holes. some to mount the slide to the table and some to mount the encoder/readout to the base.

    At worst you might have to make a bracket to connect the encoder to the base.

    Once you fit one or more digital scales you will be able to see exactly how much backlash you have manage it.

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