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    Default Rambaudi V2 mill clean up and repair

    Hi everyone,
    Just got this rambaudi V2 mill delivered today and will start up a thread on clean up and repair just like i did on the okuma lathe project stay tuned.
    Let the fun begin.

    Cheers,

    Mark.

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    OK i remove the motor and milling head, the bearings in the motor are in great shape the spindle brake is working but not as it should be it is worn so will need to be replace, maybe i can retrofit one from a bridgeport mill The gears in the milling head look good as well but i only had a quick look at them, time will tell when i start cleaning but some of the taper bearings will need replacing. As you can see there is a lot of wood shavings inside the ram the owner told me he done some wood milling on the mill .

    Cheers,
    Mark.

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    Mark,

    ABS brakes or a similiar car brake serive should be able to bond new linings on those shoes.

    Ken

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    G'day Ken,
    Ah yes! that's a good idea will check them out. I was also thinking about using a motorcycle drum brake.

    Cheers,
    Mark.

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    Looks like a nice project.
    Generally if you can take both the shoes and the drum into the brake place they'll bond the new linings on and shape them to the correct curve to fit the drum.
    Looking at the photo though, there seems to be lots of lining on those shoes. Might just be a simple case of adjustment to make it work properly.

    Steve

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    Thanks mate,
    Yeah will take it to my local brake shop and see what they can do, it did grab on the spindle pulley but i could still spin the spindle by hand. Will work on that latter as there still a lot more work to be done on this mill, a good 12 months work on this project me thinks

    Cheers,
    Mark.

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    I remove the ram off today, wasn't easy there was hardly any lubrication on the ways so i use lots of WD40 so i could move the ram far enough to remove the T bolts. Then remove the table, there are a couple of oil holes that are blocked with gunk.

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    I remove the motor and gearbox , hand wheels from the table. I could not find a drain plug to drain the oil from the table so i stuff some rags to soak up the oil. There is a filler plug but no oil drain plug, my guess is after so many hours of operation the table is removed and the oil is pump out and the drivegears re grease

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    A question for you guys, what is a good method of cleaning the electrical compartment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine Builder View Post
    A question for you guys, what is a good method of cleaning the electrical compartment
    Since it looks mainly just dusty - I'd clean the worst out with a brush/vacuum, then give it a gentle blow out with compressed air.

    Steve

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    OK thanks Steve, there is a bit of oily residue inside as well may try some mineral spirits and dry with compress air.

    Cheers,
    Mark.

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    I got the rest of the components off today, and got the main body of the mill onto a pallet jack so i can move it in and out of the work shop for cleaning and prepping for painting. Also got the original manual for the mill.

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    Had to do some other projects that needed to be done, but now back on with the mill project. Started to clean the main body of the mill and the coolant tank. Clean out all the sludge out of the tank and degrease, did a test with a wire wheel on a angle grinder to remove the lose paint, body filler, made the job easy. Clean up the machined surfaces. Dose any one know what would be a good metal body filler like maybe automotive body filler
    Cheers,
    Mark.

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    Just a short update, done some body filling on the main body of the mill and it failed. I rush into the body filling process so spent a couple of days removing the body filler which wasn't sticking to the metal. So will sand the base of the mill back to bare metal and the top part sand back to the original body filler and add primer.

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    After some more sanding got the first coat of primer on, I'm happy with the results. Have stated work on the knee as well.

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