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  1. J

    Abene quill lube?

    ABSOLUTELY NO grease. Should use oilpump.
  2. J

    Abene VHF3 BS

    I don't see any pictures ?
  3. J

    Abene DRO for quill ?

    Funny, mine is from 1974 and has a quill.
  4. J

    Abene DRO for quill ?

    Shamefully I must admit that I have to consult an ophtalmologist for not seeing that there is indeed a stationary part ! Thank you all for pointing this out to me. The only positive side of this tragedy is that with this setup I don't have to give up any travel:D Unfortunately the size of the...
  5. J

    Abene DRO for quill ?

    One more time : the part that you annotate as "stationary" is ALSO rotating. The WHOLE visible part of the quill rotates ! So there is nowhere to attach a clamp that will not rotate with the quill. That's why I had to come up with this setup.
  6. J

    Abene DRO for quill ?

    Why don't you believe me : the part of the quill on the outside of the quillhead is ALL turning. Of course INSIDE there will be a stationary part but let someone tell me how to use that for a DRO.
  7. J

    Abene DRO for quill ?

    That's the problem : there is no stationary part in the quill.
  8. J

    Abene DRO for quill ?

    Yes, but that clamp has to turn because the shaft itself also turns ! Thats why I had to come with this .
  9. J

    Abene DRO for quill ?

    "pizzaslicer"is the least of my worries.It's incredibly sturdy fixed and made out of a sawblade.The whole contraption on the other hand is very cheap in comparison with a Heidenhain or something like that. At least I don't have the resources for that :o
  10. J

    Abene DRO for quill ?

    Came up with this :
  11. J

    Abene DRO for quill ?

    Can't upload video of my project. Seems you have to upload it to Youtube first ??????
  12. J

    Abene DRO for quill ?

    Was not aware of such an option. Long time pondering over a way to do this besides what you just now suggested. Been experimenting and close to a solution ( not perfect but workable).
  13. J

    Abene DRO for quill ?

    Anyone ever fabricated a DRO for the quill of an Abene VHF3 ?
  14. J

    Hardening gears

    Clive, thank you very much for this explanation !
  15. J

    Hardening gears

    Is hardening of gears/shafts common practice ? I ordered an input shaft/gear for my old Startrite Sabre gearbox and this turned out to be NOT hardened. The company who manufactured this shaft according to original specs/drawings claims that hardening is not called for. Is this correct ?
  16. J

    It does exist!!! ABENE S-500

    How does this work ?
  17. J

    Abene DRO

    To the subject of the sump plugs : on my new Abene , this is how the system should be to prevent pushing the plug too far inside :
  18. J

    Leveling feet Abene mill

    More pictures.
  19. J

    Leveling feet Abene mill

    I made these as suggested by CWilcox :
  20. J

    Abene VHF3 Vertical / Z-axis spindle.

    It's an older VHF3. I don't know much about that type. Look at this site :Abene Milling Machines.
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