table and deal with the combined use of BFE 65 and KT x as KBF. Note please that the BFE . as part of the HOBBYMAT system. Fig. 6 shows the. Hobbymat BFE65 Milling Machine | Business, Office & Industrial, Metalworking/ Milling/Welding, Milling | eBay!. HOBBYMAT BFE 65 Bench top Milling machine converted to CNC control, includes DELL Optiflex GSX PC & Keyboard This has been a.

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Also it would make more sense to have slotted or square ends rather than a hex bolt head, as it is difficult to get a spanner over the gib screws on the lower plate. Back to home page. Light cuts just cause the Bakelite to melt and hobbymat, and blunt the tool even faster. Any advice would be most appreciated – thanks!

Hobbymat BFE65 Milling machine opinions?

The first job was to find replacements for the handwheels. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees.

Before above and after below pics. Behind the reading head and also the long part of the scale are spacers which give the necessary offset to each part of the scale.

Assembly The rest of the build went smoothly, there are not many parts and even without a diagram it is easy to work out where everything goes. While not ideal, I think that even if this rust had been on the ways it would not have caused too many problems.

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I paid a little extra and went for the version with 0. Top tips for machining Bakelite:.

I ordered them and they arrived about a week later dunno how they are managing this but delivery times from China are now one to two weeks, pretty impressive. This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. New Machine Build- Steppers selection for optimized x3 conversion Gearing up for conversion Newbie- steppers for cnc fusion x2 conversion sherline mill conversion.

BFE65 Milling Head fitted into a bracket on the rear of the bed and converted the lathe into a most useful milling and drilling machine. Makes a hell of a mess, and blunts tools on sight. I made up a two-part bracket: I am far bff65 a mill expert. Next I trawled eBay, the best I could find were from this seller in China, and had a 10mm bore but a 4mm keyway.

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Any other advise or suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated. Two interesting points concern the mounting of the vertical head within the bracket that fastens to the back of the bed: It’s driving 5mm lead 16mm RM linearmotionbearing ballscrews. Mill head inserted and ready to make some chips: I would get one good pass with a heavy cut, then remove the tool for sharpening….


The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

This listing was ended by the seller because the item was lost or broken. The plastic way covers work remarkably well, although after extensive use they could probably do with replacement… You can also see the Y-axis scale below. Closed down onto the column by two cap-head screws, the support casting employs a third screw acting to spring it open slightly to aid removal rather in the manner of the tailstock and carriage fitting to the bed.

This proved to be more difficult than I expected. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab.

Hobbymat BFE Milling Machine

Lastly bed travel is ,80 x,y,z. I also added a piece of thin aluminium angle to shroud the scale from the top. An item that has been previously used. For the gory detail of my attempts to build an Arduino-based reader see this page. The handwheels are made out of Bakelite, or something very similar.