Just a bit of 'customer feedback' - about a month ago somebody was asking about getting the slideways of their mill reground. At about the same time an advert appeared in Model Engineer, for the first time ever, I think, offering that same service.
To cut a long story short, I've long needed the slideways of my fifty year old Elliot Omnimil to be reground so I decided to give myself an early birthday present and followed up the ad. The work's just been completed and I'm delighted with the results. I had most of the slideways, dovetails and badly worn gibs reground and, where necessary, built up with Turcite.
The work cost £400, not cheap, but small companies prepared to do this type of work for model engineers with old machines and limited hobby funds are fast disappearing and my old machine now feels as good as new again. In reality, it's probably better since the machine was hand rebuilt by an expert with thirty five year experience in the business.
The work was done by Brian Caddy, in Nuneaton, on 07775 683 363, he and also does work on ML7s etc. Highly recommended. --
Chris Edwards (in deepest Dorset) "....there *must* be an easier way!"