Streuth! I'm having a ball getting this milling machine in to my
workshop. Apparently my brainwave of removing the table from the knee
by just winding it off the back wasn't so great when it cam to
reassembling on the mill. Knee is nicely in place but there's not
enough room to get the cross slide thread back in it's nut under the
table when it's all assembled, bugger!
So I thought I should be able to release the thread from the knee,
apparently not so easy. at the end of the thread there's a collar and a
thrust bearing. On the collar is a little grub screw so out that came
but that's it. The collar now just spins on the thread shaft but
doesn't budge along the length of the shaft. I've tried some gentle
persuasion but obviously I don't want to be too persuasive as I don't
want a knackered thread to replace.
I can't see any other obvious things to undo, I just being totally
thick about this (please don't all shout "Yes" at once! ;-))
15 years ago