Well Xmas and new year over,family gone home and after a few days of 40o c
today I managed a couple of hours in the shed.I have ordered lots of smaller
cheaper items from China which have started to arrive.
The ER32 collets are ok for the larger drills and end mills but a bit larger for the smaller stuff.I purchased a 12 piece set of ER16 collets and a couple of nuts for $30 and have on order a ER16 collet chuck and nut with 16dia x 100mm lg spindle for $15.This can be used in the mill gripped in the
R8 x 16mm collet which will give me more reach/clearance for small mills/drills
I also made a 40mm sq /Er16 collet block to use in the acute system
I made it 40mm sq for now to fit the existing housing.Later if need be I machine it down to suit to the pantograph